March 18, 2020
Message to the Community:
The Coronavirus has changed everything - for everyone - and the challenge now before ProJeCt is how to meet our commitment to serve the vulnerable among us and still comply with the urgent warnings to distance ourselves, to avoid social contact - to address everyone's health and safety.
Although avoiding social contact in the human services is difficult, it's not impossible and while we work to protect our clients, staff, and volunteers we are learning to connect differently.
Although things have changed, we want you to know that ProJeCt - our staff and programs - remain in service.
We have taken the following steps to remain in service while eliminating crowding and all unnecessary social contact:
• Adult and Family Literacy - all classes will be managed by phone and computer. Face to face instruction is temporarily suspended.
• Life Skills and Case Management - classes and contacts will be managed by phone and computer. Face to face meetings are temporarily suspended.
• School-Based Programs - are suspended until the EASD re-opens. Our school-based staff will remain in service to the EASD as needed.
• Emergency ASSISTance - case support services will be managed by phone. Face to face contact is temporarily suspended.
• Food Pantry - delivery has been modified to avoid crowds using a "drive-by" model.
In compliance with public health recommendations:
• Staff will work remotely as much as possible.
• We have suspended volunteer engagements.
• Our buildings will be closed to the public.
• All in-person meetings and attendance at events are suspended.
• We will receive and respond to mail and messages, although we ask for patience.
• If you need help, call us. 610-258-4361
• If you can offer help, please keep us in mind (www.projecteaston.org)
ProJeCt's work has always been possible only as a community-wide effort and now in this national emergency, more than ever, we will need support.
Our staff are doing their best to help others, as they do day in and day out, and as with all front line workers, now is the time to remain mindful of those who serve others - of their health, safety and economic security. Please remember to help the helpers.
Stay well and give in ways that you can!
As they say, this too shall pass, but how we respond today will make all the difference.
Janice D. Komisor
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the official letter.