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Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s Response to COVID-19

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Dear friends and supporters,

Serving some of the most vulnerable members in our community with dignity, hope and compassion is always at the core of our mission at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN). With this in mind, I wanted to let you know that the agency is taking additional steps to enhance the safety and protection practices for the thousands of men, women, families and children who rely on our services each day.

CCSN is actively engaged with the Governor’s Office, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), County and City governments and collaborating service providers as we monitor the developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Appropriate SNHD and Center for Disease Control (CDC) signage has been strategically posted throughout the public and employee areas of our campus assets, in order to inform and educate us all with the latest information and safety guidelines. In addition to our current sanitizing procedures, we are increasing cleaning frequencies to address COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns, as well as how we can continue to administer our programs and services while making appropriate and necessary adjustments to protect our clients, our staff, and our volunteers.

Because of the support of compassionate individuals like you, we have been able to serve the needs of our community for decades, and we remain dedicated to providing food, shelter and wraparound services, as we thoughtfully navigate the uncertainties of the future. We will be updating our website and social media platforms with more information about how you can continue to support our mission and clients as we make any necessary programmatic adjustments to our services and resources.

As we work together as sisters and brothers to walk this challenging journey together, I humbly ask you to continue to keep CCSN’s staff and clients in your thoughts and prayers. For those who are able to support us with a financial donation, contributions can be made now on our website, as we anticipate the demand for our services and resources to continue to escalate in this uncertain environment.

With thanks and blessings,

Deacon Tom

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN NEVADA PROGRAMMATIC ADJUSTMENTS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

March 19th, 2020

In an abundance of caution, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has made the following programmatic changes in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Southern Nevada Health District. In addition to these changes, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is continuing to enact enhanced cleaning of the entire campus and providing additional hand sanitizers as well as professional sanitization of client facing areas on site. Many staff members have also began transitioning to working remotely.

FOOD SERVICES

St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility 

  • Paid Breakfast and Lunch: Effective Tuesday, March 17th, the paid Breakfast and Lunch service was discontinued until further notice.
  • Community Meal: Effective Tuesday, March 17th, meals are distributed in to-go boxes starting at 10:00am

Meals on Wheels: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada continues to operate Meals on Wheels for homebound seniors in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. We are working with relevant agencies to ensure we continue serving homebound seniors with their health and safety in mind. Accordingly, Meals on Wheels will now be delivering meals to the doorstep of seniors with verification that someone from the residence takes the food inside. Case management will also be completed over the phone.

Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry: The Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry continues to provides food Monday – Saturday from 8:00am – 4:00pm to people in need. In an effort to increase social distancing, Effective Tuesday, March 17th, the Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry enacted a protocol of distributing food in prepackaged boxes outside.

SHELTER SERVICES

Day Shelter for Men: Effective Wednesday, March 18, the Day Shelter will be closed until further notice.

Night Shelter: We are working closely with the Southern Nevada Health District help the shelter run as safely as possible during this time. Currently, the Night Shelter remains in operation.

SOCIAL SERVICES

WIC: The lobbies of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s WIC offices have been closed. Appointments will be conducted remotely.

Renewing Hope for Men: Participants in the Renewing Hope program will receive assignments to complete on their own, rather than attending classes as a group. They will continue to receive meals from the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility and continue to complete apprenticeships on our campus. Graduation ceremonies have been postponed until further notice.

Client Services: As of Wednesday, March 18th, the lobby of Client Services will be closed. However, they will continue to provide services, including distributing Clarity Cards, through a window Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES

Immigration Services: Appointments for this program are being completed remotely.

Migration and Refugee Services: This department is working with the USCCB to stay up to do on Refugee resettlement in the United States at this time. They are also working to have staff members work at home.

English Language Program: Effective Monday, March 23rd, Students will have the option to take classes online. No in person classes will be held