COVID-19 Video Update from our Executive Director: December 2020

 

PROGRAM UPDATES:

EduCare

EduCare childcare is operating full-time for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, following the Spokane Regional Health District's guidelines and symptom chart. Additionally, EduCare is now licensed for and operating a school-age tutoring program Monday through Friday for TLC and HYC participants' children, as well as some Transitions' staff children, to assist with their virtual schooling and provide respite to parents.

 

Home Yard Cottages (HYC) 
We are full! Staff are onsite Monday-Friday, and some children from the cottages are taking advantage of EduCare's school-age tutoring program every week.

 

Miryam’s House 

House residents have resumed making meals for the house during the weekdays, and eating is done in shifts rather than all together for the sake of social distancing. The Spokane Regional Health District helped the team design a new intake process so that we could continue to move women in without them being in quarantine for two weeks at move-in. So, now the house is full and continually working through the challenges of living in community during COVID.

 

Transitional Living Center (TLC) 
Children from TLC are taking advantage of EduCare's school-age tutoring program every week to provide some respite for the moms and kiddos. Families are still moving in as needed. We have been doing an adjusted food bank weekly, much like HYC. Residents are often reaching out to our Family Support Advocate to support them during this time. 

 

Women's Hearth

The Women’s Hearth will be closed Thursday, January 14th through Monday January 18thThe week of January 18th the Hearth will be open Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday 10:45 to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

We will return to regular (COVID-reduced) hours beginning Sunday January 24th. The Current “regular” schedule is: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 9:00 to 3:00. Wednesday’s hours are 10:45 to 3:00 p.m. and on Friday’s we are closed for regular services to allow for socially distanced Responsible Renter classes and Legal Clinics.

 

During our open hours, housing support specialists are available to work with women to help resolve homelessness and other housing stability issues. Hygiene products and other necessities are available through our "sidewalk outreach" services. Showers are also available by appointment; sign up begins at 8:45am each morning.

If you have any questions or need further details, please don't hesitate to call the Women's Hearth at 509.455.4249.

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Responsible Renter:

*At this time, the Responsible Renter Classes at The Women’s Hearth are for people identifying as women only. *

 

Our January Responsible Renter Class offerings will be on Friday, January 29th from 9:00am – 2:30pm at The Women’s Hearth, 920 w 2nd Ave. All three sections of the curriculum will be taught on each day. Please have participants arrive by 8:45am.  Participants will need to pre-register for the class and there is a class size limit of 6 people. 

 

Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Participants can register by email (responsiblerenter@help4women.org) or by calling 509-455-4249. Be sure to specify which day you are registering for. Please check our website (help4women.org/responsible-renters) for updates on when our next class will be. 

 

Participants should expect the following when showing up to attend: 

  • Upon entering the building, a mask will be provided for the participant, their temperature will be taken, and they will need to wash their hands. Their mask will need to be worn for the entirety of the class, but can be taken off if they go outside during breaks. If a participant is symptomatic or refuses to follow our health and safety guidelines, they will not be able to participate in the class that day. 
  • During the class, participants will be sitting at tables, with 6+ feet distance between each other. 
  • A light snack will be provided. Since it is an all-day class, participants are encouraged to bring their own food and drink.

Updated: 1:30pm, 1/6/2021 

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New Leaf Kitchen & Café:

The New Leaf Café is now OPEN, with new hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-1:30pm. The Café is located inside the YWCA/YMCA lobby at 930 N. Monroe in Spokane.
 
New Leaf Kitchen is offering Curbside Pickup and has unveiled their NEW website with a full menu to order from here. You can order homemade entrees and baked goods for curbside pickup from our kitchen at 3102 W. Fort George Wright DrPlease place orders 48 hours in advance by calling 509.496.7298.
 
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