For Homeless Seniors
Current living conditions have seniors surrounded by hundreds of people – either in shelter or in the encampments. They don’t have the option to be in small groups or isolate. We continue to provide the most essential services to help on the path to housing, including health, housing, hygiene, nutrition, and safety.
Adapting to Changes
We are complying with recommendations by the CDC, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Circle the City and our local government through entry standards, identifying and isolating those who could be ill, and following health/sanitizing protocols.
- All seating is outside under shaded and temp-cooled awnings with social distancing
- Masks are required when on the property
- Temperature is taken at entry and again if exhibiting symptoms of being ill
- Washing of hands at entry and frequently while on-site
- Access to essential services (health, housing, hygiene, nutrition) will be in small groups, up to 10 people at a time
We will continue to monitor the activities and health of all at the Day Center and adapt as needed.
For Seniors in Housing
The return to housing isn’t an instant fix, and many of our seniors struggle with chronic illness, limited transportation, and are often isolated.
The Extended Care Program provides essential support, groceries to supplement limited benefits, in-person contact, and welfare checks to determine mental and physical health status. If help is needed, we will coordinate and transport if needed.
- Call each member for a status check – food, health, emotional
- Physical visits for those we cannot reach
- Organize food deliveries accordingly (knock, drop, wave)
- Maintain communication and contact weekly throughout the crisis