At Elizabeth Gregory Home, we are taking things one day at a time, one hour at a time, and sometimes, one minute at a time.
New public health measures and information are announced daily about COVID-19 and how to optimize the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and clients.
Yet even with our limited space and resources, our dedicated staff have been taking everything in stride and working harder than ever to continue to provide services at our drop-in day center. The team is staying on top of rigorous sanitation protocols, adjusting routines too make sure that clients are maintaining appropriate social distance, and offering kind words of reassurance to quell anxiety.
In trying times like these, we are especially relieved by the commitment of several steadfast volunteers who are not required to shelter at home. For example, a dynamic team of drivers continue to pick up and deliver our food supplies from Food Lifeline each week so that our kitchen staff can continue providing nutritious meals. We are equally blessed with extraordinary front desk volunteers who are overseeing new sign-in procedures and assuring that each woman uses hand sanitizer and washes her hands upon arrival before she can access services.
The overwhelming expression of gratitude from participants smooths the edges of angst arising from uncertainty. With the shuttering of places of refuge such as libraries, coffee shops and churches, our day center offerings are life-giving.
What keeps our spirits afloat is what the letters “EGH” represent in addition to Elizabeth Gregory Home:
With abundant appreciation for the love of our surrounding community,