ADULT PROGRAM UPDATE - May 13, 2020
Dear Family Member/Care Giver:
We hope you all are well. Thank you for bearing with us as we continue navigating these challenging times.
Villa's current suspension of adult program operations (including the Dimensions Day Program, Adult Day Program (ADP), Community Integration Programs (CIP), and Group Supported Employment) will remain in effect through May 31, 2020
, with a potential to resume operations gradually and in stages as may be necessary. This is consistent with the information being provided by the State of California and Villa's funding and licensing authorities. We will continue to update you as we learn more.
Once again thank you for your continued patience and support as we coordinate the resumption of operations in a safe manner and as permitted by our State and governing authorities.
We look forward to seeing everyone in person as soon as possible! 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 CLOSURE INFORMATION
Dear Villa School Families,
I hope all of you are safe and well during these closures. We miss all of our students and staff and look forward to these closures being lifted. LA County Office of Education has issued a new notice regarding school closures and our local SELPA's will be adhering to those closures. Villa Esperanza Services School will abide by their recommendations and will adhere to their school closures beginning March 16th - June 19th.
Remote learning will continue throughout the closure and summer school is scheduled to begin on June 29th. I know this is difficult, but we are here to support you. Please inform your teachers and therapists of your needs and what works best for working with your students at home. Upcoming IEPs will be scheduled during the closure and will be held remotely. We will continue to send updates as time goes on and we will send out information regarding summer school dates.
Thank you for continuing to be understanding during this difficult time and please check our website for more information and resources
. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Vice President of Children and Youth Programs