COVID-19 RESPONSE PAGE

 

Resources for Families

General guidance: The CDC has a lot of information on COVID-19 and recommendations on how to stay safe at home.

For those with asthma, we have posted these UPDATED guidelines. They include the guidance from the CDC and Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Disinfecting homes: We've posted some simple guidance on cleaning and disinfecting your home safely and effectively that follow CDC guidance.

Family resources:

There is a wealth of other healthy housing resources as part of our Staying Safe at Home campaign on our Facebook page, our YouTube channel, or our blog (which includes much material in Spanish).

If you have questions or concerns about the health and safety of your home, reach out to us at info@healthyhomescoalition.org.

For any other assistance please call 211 for local resources.

 

Operations Update

The Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan, like the whole community, has experienced a great deal of change during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to public health and have remained diligent while we adapt our programs and services with safety in mind. This page provides updates on Healthy Home's operations as conditions continue to evolve.

The Healthy Homes offices re-opened at the end of May when the Governor’s stay at home order was lifted, with safety measures in place to limit potential exposures. We currently keep limited office hours, typically 9am - 3pm Monday through Friday. The building is secured and appointments are required so we can ensure staff and public safety. If you need to contact us, please call first.

The Healthy Homes Coalition is still working with families. Virtual visits and video meetings continue to be prioritized to limit in-person interactions. The team is slowly and safely beginning to re-engage families with the safety of the community of the highest importance. Please see this memo for how we are working to keep families safe when making essential visits.

During the pandemic, we have had a practice of keeping our staff and families safe. The Healthy Homes Coalition suspended all home visiting, community outreach activities, and group meetings on March 13. Beginning Monday, March 23, Healthy Homes staff transitioned to working from home. During that time, the team compiled tips and advice on how to stay safe at home and how to make children’s homes healthier, worked on launching our home screening program (LINK to blog), conducted extensive quality improvement activities, began conducting virtual home visits with families, and started to address our technological needs. We have been working hard to adapt and come out of this experience stronger and more effective.  

One of our top priorities throughout has been to maintain our organization's financial and operational health in the light of the pandemic. We are doing everything we can, from controlling expenses to tapping federal relief resources. Know that we are continually managing our financial health to ensure that we are not short-sighted in these trying times. If you would like to help with a special gift to keep us resilient, relevant, and helping families, please click here.

 

How to Support HH at this time:

If you would like to help with a special gift to keep us resilient, relevant, and helping families, please click here.

 

 

Please share the content on our Facebook page, our YouTube channel, or our blog (which includes much material in Spanish) with others!