Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
Author: Cheryl Levine, ASPR/EMMO Published Date: 12/28/2020 11:23:00 AM
Category: Response & Recovery; Innovations;
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Hellen Keller
If you work for a community-based organization (CBO) , you may have seen demand for your services rise during the COVID-19 pandemic – often without a corresponding rise in the resources required to meet the demand. In many areas, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit populations who were already at-risk especially hard, often resulting in an increased need for services.
Community health centers, childcare providers, food banks, low-income housing providers, home visiting programs, shelters and other service providers who address domestic violence, homeless services providers, and members of aging and disability networks all perform vital services in their communities – and many providers are trying to find creative solutions to rapidly evolving problems. To guide you through some of these complex issues, we have developed a series of resources to help you build stronger relationships, return to work safely, use innovative approaches, and more.
ASPR’s At-Risk Individuals Program
developed a toolkit with four tools that professionals in CBOs can use to more effectively leverage or grow existing resources and have a greater impact their your communities.
During the holidays, we at ASPR are especially grateful for the dedication that CBOs have to their communities and for the services they provide throughout the year. Thank you for your support at a time when it is urgently needed. The work that you are doing to provide for others during this trying time is important to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of many people in your community . We encourage you to check out the resources above to help your organization work more effectively, and ultimately continue to serve at-risk individuals during the holidays and throughout the year.
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