Message from the President:

At LifeStream, we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of all the individuals and employees we support. This includes:

  • Suspension of our Day Support programs to decrease risk of exposure
  • Rotation of our administrative employees to assure all programs receive support and individuals in our community-based residences continue to receive quality care 24/7
  • Encouraging working remotely wherever and whenever possible

To help you stay current on issues related to Covid-19, below are links to local and national government agencies, as well as some documents we hope you will find helpful.

Our Direct Support professionals and program management team members are playing a critical role in assuring that the effects of this crisis have the least amount of impact during this time of uncertainty.

In closing, I would like to thank our employees for their continued dedication and commitment during this challenging time. I am proud to be part of a team of people so devoted to their work and those we support.

Links to government agencies:

www.cdc.gov

www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health

Helpful Documents on Covid-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Booklet

Tips on explaining Coronavirus concerns to people you work with

Free Emergency Child Care Information

For employees who are not able to work during the Covid 19 shutdown due to child care needs, the State of Massachusetts is offering free care at approved emergency child-care providers.

Click on the link below to apply:

https://eeclead.force.com/apex/EEC_ChildCareEmergencyParents

For a list of approved emergency child-care providers click on the link below:

https://eeclead.force.com/resource/1584812870000/EEC_EmergencyProviderList

In addition, the New Bedford YMCA has been approved as an Emergency Child Care Center. Space is limited and mandatory “Essential Service” employee verification must be provided.  They are open Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm, serving children 2.9 to 12 yrs.  To register call 508-997-0734 or after hours email Tara Pacheco at tpacheco@ymcasc.org.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Bonnie Mello

President/CEO

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Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Day Program will be closed until May 4th.

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