They were clear to us that the initial deposit would not be refunded, which is stated in their standard cancellation policy. However, we are in communication with them to see if they can ease their policy under the current circumstances.
We cannot issue refunds of initial deposit until we receive word from Partnership for Youth. We are praying and hoping that they can work with us on this policy. We will be sending another email to those on this list once we finalize our communication with them.
As far as those groups who have yet to submit their initial deposit amounts--we will follow up with group leaders after communicating with Partnership for Youth. Please know we want to do all that we can to advocate for our parish groups, but we are unsure at the moment if we will be issued a refund of deposits.