COVID-19 Update (July 1, 2020)
Family Centers continues to adapt with the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation affecting our local communities. Our COVID-19 Emergency Response Team is communicating daily, and taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our staff and the 21,000 children, families and individuals we serve.
As a mission-based community resource, Family Centers is committed to meeting client needs during this uncertain time. However, we remain prudent in following the recommendations of national, state and local authorities so that our services are delivered in the safest manner possible. Our offices at 40 Arch Street serve as our organizational hub and will operate with limited staff. The offices at 60 Palmers Hill Road in Stamford, 20 Bridge Street in Greenwich and the Center for HOPE/Darien office are now closed.
The Family Centers Health Care clinic at Wilbur Peck Court is open and available for acute medical and emergency dental needs by appointment. Telehealth services are also available. COVID-19 testing is offered each Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. through July 29. Call 203-717-1760 to make an appointment.
Stamford CARES remains open for residents living with HIV/AIDS. Medical case management, needle exchange and testing services are available M-F at the Stamford Government Center by appointment. Please call (203) 977-5096.
Our School Based Health Centers located within several Stamford Public Schools buildings are closed, with the exception of the health center located at Cloonan Middle School. The Cloonan SBHC is available for vaccinations and physical exams by appointment only throughout the s. Call 203-977-6626 to make an appointment. All other medical and mental health needs can be met via telehealth. Contact your SBHC provider to make an appointment. SBHC services are now available to all Stamford Public Schools students.
Family Centers' staff has been instructed to work as remotely as possible. Most of our clinical, home visiting and support programs remain operational thanks to the use of telemedicine, videoconferencing or telephonic technology. To schedule a video conference, please reach out to your program contact person.
In light of the recent closures of our local school districts and the recommendations to observe “social distancing”, some Family Centers programs have experienced interruptions of service. These include:
The Den for Grieving Kids – In-person bi-weekly and school-based groups have been cancelled until further notice. Groups are now being held via video conferencing. Email Julianne Green for schedule info.
Family First in Education – Academic support and tutoring will be offered virtually using Google Hangout. Parental/family support services are available via videoconferencing. Email Carolina Ahumada for info.
See our Infographic below highlighting the many ways Family Centers has
assisted the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis.