ADULT PROGRAM UPDATE - July 1, 2020
Dear Family Member/Care Giver:
We hope this messages finds you well. We appreciate everyone's continued patience and support while we work to create a plan for reengagement.
Villa is in the process of creating protocols and procedures for a slow and safe re-opening of our in-person adult programs, including the Dimensions Day Program, Adult Day Program (ADP), and Community Integration Programs (CIP).
As of now, our plan is to begin to welcome back small numbers of individuals in each program, on a part time basis with remote support continuing on the days your loved one is at home. We will begin with contacting each of you and discussing all the variables before deciding which individuals are good candidates for a safe entry back into programs.
Over the next four weeks please expect a call from either me or our directors to discuss a specific plan for your loved one.
Please know our goal is to have everyone back but we must take this slow and with great caution. The health of your loved one, you and all our staff is of great importance to us all.
Thank you to all of you who completed the Day Program Reopening Survey. If you have not had a chance to share your feedback please click the link below to complete the survey. Your feedback is critical to assist us with our re-opening.
Villa Esperanza Services Day Program Reopening Survey
Thank you again and if there is anything we can do to help, please contact me at AKitzman@VillaEsperanzaServices.org
or via phone at (626) 449-2919, Ext. 164.
Vice President of Adult Programs
Villa Esperanza Services
ADULT PROGRAM INFORMATION
Dear Villa Friends,
Villa Esperanza Services continues to monitor the rapidly changing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and has been implementing the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the California Department of Public Health, and the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties Departments of Public Health. Villa’s top priority remains the protection of the health and safety of each person we serve and our staff. As a result of these directives, and in conjunction with very low attendance from both program participants and staff, Villa Esperanza Services has made the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend the following programs as of Thursday March 19, 2020:
- Dimensions Day Program;
- Adult Day Program (ADP);
- Group Supported Employment;
- Community Integration Program (CIP),Pasadena;
- Community Integration Program (CIP), Ventura County.
These programs will remain closed until it has been determined that they are safe to reopen.
Adult programs that will remain open at this time include:
- Licensed Residential Programs;
- Supported Employment, Independent Placement;
- Independent and Supported Living Services.
For programs that remain open, staff and the people we serve are strongly encouraged to follow guidelines set forth by the governing health entities including, but not limited to:
- Washing hands with soap and water.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow and then throw away the tissue and or wash your hands.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
We know this is a challenging time for everyone and we thank you for your understanding and support.
VILLA SCHOOL UPDATE - July 24, 2020
Dear Villa School Families,
I hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy.
As many of you know, Governor Newsom has issued new closure orders. In accordance with the LA County Office of Education and local school districts, we will continue with distance learning when the regular school year resumes. We will continue to monitor these orders and will keep all of you informed on when we are able to slowly start reopening.
We know that this is a very challenging time for everyone and we appreciate your support and the support you have shown in working with our teachers and service providers. Please reach out to us for any further assistance or questions that you may have. We hope that all of you remain healthy and safe.
Please check our website for more information and resources
. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President of Children and Youth Programs