The spread of COVID-19 has significant implications for our work at ACD and particularly for our clients and their communities. We have stayed in regular contact with our clients to identify and support their housing, healthcare, mental health, food, and other resource needs.
In the past couple of weeks, our clients have shared their fears about lost income, lost childcare, precarious housing situations, and an inability to pay bills as these days stretch into weeks and longer. This week, we have paper newsletters going out to clients to help those who do not have internet to access resources otherwise only available online. We purchased masks to include in those mailings so clients have some protection if they must venture out.
As a friend reminded us last month, we are in the business of serving people. As a result, our work must continue and may prove even more critical in this moment. The communities we serve are likely to be those hardest hit by this crisis, and we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to help mitigate that harm. Please help us help them.
Money raised through this fundraiser will provide much-needed resources to cover those bills, rent, security deposits, groceries, medications, transportation, and any other critical need to help them navigate this crisis.
Thank you for your ongoing support.