Early on, we made the decision to not bring in any new Residents during the Pandemic due to the fact we wanted to protect our current residents as well as our staff and volunteers from any potential exposure to COVID-19. This decision was made along with many other shelters in our area. Many of our churches, businesses and individuals that help feed the shelter continued to support us, just in a different way with pickup and delivery. For that we are most thankful.
Also, God has blessed us in that none of our Staff or Residents contracted the virus, and therefore there was no quarantine. We did require that anyone entering the facility use the WHO spray on their hands. And we provided a mask for each individual and child (masks were hand-made by a community volunteer).
All Residents that were at the shelter when the Pandemic started have now moved on to their own housing or have returned home in another city. Two families with six children moved into their own housing last week. Our last Resident to leave was excited to be going home to handle some personal business, and boarded a bus on Thursday. We wish him the best!