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Open Sky Community Services Urgent Appeal

Open Sky’s direct care staff are frontline workers in the efforts to safeguard the health of the people we serve – some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens – during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have jobs that can’t be done remotely: they’re working in residential programs, supporting individuals living in their own homes, and delivering needed medication and supplies.

To do their jobs safely, they need YOUR help. To meet the physical and emotional needs of the people we serve, they need YOUR help.

The financial impact of these needs is staggering, but these are expenses that have to be met. Expenses YOU can help meet.

 

  • Emergency purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and cleaning supplies. These are the masks, isolation gowns, and disinfecting cleaners and sprays critical to protecting staff and caring for individuals who are ill.

 

  • Teleconferencing and telehealth technology needed to ensure that clinicians are there to provide support and counseling for individuals overwhelmed by the stress and anxiety brought on by the current crisis.

 

  • Food and Household Supply Kits. For hundreds of the isolated individuals with mental illness, homeless families and LGBTQIA+ youth we serve, stocking up on groceries and other supplies (like toilet paper!) was not an option. These $65 kits can mean the difference between hunger and hope.

 

The needs created by the COVID-19 virus in our communities are overwhelming and none of us has the power to meet every need.

Your donation to Open Sky’s special COVID-19 Campaign can and will make an immediate difference for workers and struggling families and individuals in Greater Worcester.

We’re here for you. Open Sky clinicians are committed to helping everyone in the community get through this crisis. Please check out our new COPING DURING COVID video series on tried and true, evidence-based practices, to help YOU meet the challenge of Coping during COVID.