The CHAS Foundation is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and Virginia Department of Health.
The health and safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers is imperative. Our ability to continue supporting and connecting individuals and families to mental health services is of utmost importance. CHAS programs are in the process of updating our Business Interruption Plan to ensure critical services continue to be offered to our clients as resources allow. It has become necessary for some programs to modify their service offerings.
The Mental Illness Navigator & Support (MINS) program will be still providing essential services. However, due the majority of mental health providers postponing and rescheduling all non-urgent medical visits, our resources may be limited at this time. Currently, our outreach will be limited to telecommunications which may include video conferencing. Your mental health is a priority to The Chas Foundation so please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
As a result of the CDC’s recommendation to keep six feet apart, we are suspending all Mindfulness Classes including work with individuals until further notice. We will be sending out tips and tools to use during this time of heightened stress and uncertainty.
This continues to be a fluid situation that CHAS plans to monitor closely. The outbreak of COVID-19 impacts each person’s mental wellbeing in different ways. Some may feel anxious or down while others may be ambivalent or frustrated. There are others that will experience compounding effects based on their preexisting mental illness they are already navigating in their everyday lives. For everyone in and around Hampton Roads, we want to be a resource for you and your mental health.
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