With the developments of the COVID-19 situation over the last few days globally, nationally, and locally, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. We want to reassure you that we will be responding as such. We view the work that we do in the eyes of our participants, as an essential service. Many of those we support do not have anywhere else to turn. We are as committed as ever to ensuring the safety, health, and well being of the young people we serve.
“We view the work that we do in the eyes of our participants, as an essential service.”
As we respond to this evolving situation, we’ve made some changes to our programs and we wanted to keep you in the loop:
Work 2 Live
We are continuing to support our Work 2 Live crew and graduates as needed. They need us now more than ever and we are revising our programming to abide by social distancing directives, whilst still prioritizing meeting people’s basic needs, health, well being, and mental health.
Everyone has lost their jobs due to the closure of Whistler Blackcomb, and we are supporting them as needed. We have some specific needs we will be reaching out to our supporters for in the coming days. Right now, we’re looking for donations of valley trail bikes for the crew. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re able to donate a fully-functional bike to one of our crew.
We have cancelled all Adventure Sessions for the remainder of the winter season. Thank you to all the Whistler Blackcomb staff, volunteers, and youth agency partners who made this program a great success this season!
Our office staff are working from home to practice social distancing, but we are still fully operational. We can be contacted via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The vital work of our social services sector doesn’t stop in times like this: it becomes more important than ever. We are part of a strong, resilient community and we know that we will adapt to these strange times together. We hope you are all doing okay out there. We are sending our love and support to the social services community and each and every one of you.
All the best,
Chris, Sean, and the whole Zero Ceiling team