COVID-19 Updates

CMHA-COWICHAN VALLEY BRANCH COVID-19 PROGRAM UPDATES

To comply with strict health guidelines, we have taken the following precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

WARMLAND HOUSE SHELTER (2579 Lewis St):

The Shelter gates are now closed 24-hours per day. Clients needing to use services, are buzzed in so that we can manage how many people are inside at any one time. People who are not transitional housing tenants are not permitted to gather inside. Tables in the dining area have been further spaced apart, and meals are served directly to people. Some meals are provided as bag lunches.

GOOD FOOD BOX, WARMLAND FOOT CLINICS:

Suspended.

SOBERING & ASSESSMENT CENTRE:

Will remain open, operations as usual, with extra disinfection and extra distancing between clients.

OVERDOSE PREVENTION SITE:

Continuing to operate but with extra disinfection and extra spacing between tables to provide distance between clients.

HOMELESS OUTREACH TEAM:

Continuing to connect with people, but with added precautions.

OPEN DOOR YOUTH SERVICES CENTRE & YOUTH OUTREACH SERVICES (371 Festubert St):

Continuing to operate. Open Door staff will no longer be making breakfast, at this time we are making brown bag lunches for the youth.

FAMILY CAPACITY, SEXUAL ASSAULT INTERVENTION PROGRAMS:

Counsellors will be connecting with clients remotely.

BIKEWORKS / ARTWORKS / DISCOVERYWORKS PROGRAMS (51 Trunk Rd):

All programs closed until further notice. Program staff is working to keep in touch with youth via social media and other online options.

RAINBOWS FOR CHILDREN:

Cancelled until further notice.

MALAHAT YOUTH GROUPS/PROGRAMS:

Cancelled until further notice.

BOUNCEBACK PHONE COACHING PROGRAM:

Coaches will be operating remotely.

CMHA-CVB ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES (5878 York St)

Currently closed to the public. Staff are working remotely. To connect with us, send an email to cmhacvb@cmha.bc.ca.

 

We thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time.

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