COVID-19 & UBH’s Response
Upward Bound House is navigating the effects of COVID-19 and the rapidly changing environment on an ongoing basis. We are working with several units of our local governments to ensure that the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is preserved. At this time, UBH’s residential programs will continue to operate, however, we have closed our service locations to the public. We will be suspending all volunteer activity, tours and nonessential visits to UBH at this time.
We continue to provide quality services to our participants and ensure that we have resources to carry on the mission of the organization.
- We have increased our cleaning and maintenance efforts ensuring facilities and vehicles are disinfected several times a day;
- Staff and participants are receiving updates on COVID-19 requirements and guidelines specifically designed for homeless providers from government authorities in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19;
- We have implemented an emergency response plan to address a variety of issues i.e. staffing, supplies, participant and staff training, etc.; and
- Communicating our needs to supporters, funders and the community-at-large.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We appreciate the in-kind goods and support we’ve received so far from the community. Thank for your generosity. Your support is critical and extremely impactful during these uncertain times. Please refer to our Amazon Wishlist to purchase items we are in great need of.
We are in this together, looking out for one another, knowing that we will be stronger for it. Please donate today, your donation will help us:
- Provide 3 meals and snacks on a daily basis to over 100 families staying in our programs due to school closures.
- Protect our staff with personal protective gear.
- Care for our staff particularly those on the front-lines with resources to help cope with the crisis.
- We have postponed planned fundraising events in the Spring and early Summer. Any donation you can make during this time will help us continue to temporarily provide a roof over a child’s head and assist their parents in regaining financial footing to move into a permanent home.