Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired in ACTION
MABVI’s staff pivoted quickly to form emergency case
management teams. Our assistive technology trainers are using ZOOM to create virtual training courses. Our occupational therapists use telehealth in place of face to face therapy. And our support groups are now setting up meetings via conference calls. Our team is nimble, quick to serve, and our clients' fortitude is amazing.
Mental health and isolation are big concerns, and the MABVI staff have been reaching out to consumers to check in on their well-being and making sure they have food and their medications. So far, we’ve touched base with over 600 consumers with a goal to reach 1,000 this week. Concerns are many but our consumers are resilient, grateful, and use humor to get by.