JUNE 10, 2020: UPDATES ON CRNITS SERVICES IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

We will provide further updates as they are available!

A MESSAGE FROM TRANSITIONS THRIFT STORE:

We are as excited as our customers to re-open for business on Tuesday, June 23. We have re organized, re stocked and implemented new procedures for the safety of our staff, volunteers and of course, our valued customers.


Here is what you can expect:

  • Our new hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am - 3:00pm

  • There will be a limit of 8 customers in the store at one time

  • We will ask that you sanitize your hands before entering

  • Cleaning and sterilizing procedures will be in place

  • Directional arrows on the floor will better allow for social distancing


Here's what you need to know about donations:

  • Due to space constraints we will be limiting the days and times we can accept donations. They will be posted on our FB page as they come available

  • During those times we will accept good quality, clean items. Small furniture (please check with us for larger items), clothing, household, kitchen, linens tools, electronics and sporting equipment are all accepted items. We DO NOT take car seats or large items such as windows, doors, carpeting etc.

  • Donations will be received on a first come first serve basis and may need to be restricted once our receiving area is at capacity

  • Donations will be isolated for 72 hours in a separate storage container before being put out for sale.


See you soon!

 

APRIL 27, 2020: UPDATES ON CRNITS SERVICES IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

We will provide further updates as they are available!

We are following the recommendation of health professionals and housing experts and doing the following:


  • New 24-hour text-only helpline 250-895-1773

  • Our community groups continue to be cancelled.

  • Smart Recovery is being hosted online everyday at 10am. Call 250-287-7384 for more information.

  • Counselling appointments are available by phone.

  • The Women’s Centre will continue to be open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Thursday; however, only 5 people at one time may be in the centre for a maximum of one hour. Food and poverty relief supplies will still be available. Bagged snacks are available as well as water and soap to distribute for hand hygiene.

  • We are not accepting any donations at this time.

  • Ann Elmore House will continue to provide crisis intervention and support via telephone (250-286-3666) and safe shelter for women with urgent need.

  • The recovery program at Ann Elmore House is operating at again but only at 50%.

  • Public showers are Rose Harbour have started up again by appointment only to ensure sanitization between each use. Sign up is at the Women’s Centre.

 

MARCH 17, 2020: UPDATE ON CRNITS SERVICES IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

We will provide further updates as they are available!

 The CRNITS management team has met to put our pandemic plans into place. We are taking the following actions: 

  • All group gatherings have been cancelled for the time being.

  • The Women's Centre will continue to be open from 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Thursday, however only 5 people at one time may be in the centre for a maximum of one hour.
    Food and poverty relief supplies will still be available. 

  • We are not accepting any donations at this time.

  • The Ann Elmore House will continue to provide crisis intervention and support via telephone
    (250-286-3666) and safe shelter for women with urgent need - no visitors will be allowed and social distancing will be an expectation. 

  • No intakes into the Recovery program at this time. 

  • High touch surfaces will be disinfected 3-4 times per day. 

  • Public showers are not allowed at the community office (Rose Harbour) at this time. 

  • Income Tax clinic at the Women's Centre is not available at this time. 

  • Transitions Thrift Store is closed effective 5:00pm today. 

  • Counselling appointments are being done by phone. 

As the situation is changing quickly, we do not know how long these measure will be in place. We will continue to provide updates as things change. 

A working list of all local  businesses/organizations/events cancelled or postponed until further notice due to COVID-19 can be found pinned at the top of the 99.7 2Day FM Campbell River Facebook Page.

 

MARCH 16, 2020: UPDATE ON CRNITS SERVICES IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

We will provide further updates as they are available!

Like most of us, CRNITS is monitoring COVID-19 developments. CRNITS is dedicated to the health and safety of the communities we serve, our volunteers and staff.

We are following the recommendation of health professionals and housing experts and doing the following: 

  • Monitoring ourselves for any signs of illness.

  • Enhanced cleaning of high touch surfaces at all our facilities.

  • Encouraging social distancing - maintaining a space of 2 metres between people.

  • Asking that anyone accessing our services refrain from doing so if they are feeling ill or experiencing
    flu-like symptoms.

  • Phone appointments are possible.

  • Frequent hand washing is required. 

  • Asking folks accessing our facilities to use sneezing and coughing etiquette
    (using a tissue or sneezing into arm).

  • All open support groups are cancelled until further notice. 


As we work through this unprecedented situation together, it is important to support one another during this time. There's a lot of fear in our world today and anyone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence understands all too well what it's like to live in an environment that is saturated in fear.
We want to assure that we are taking preventative measures.


We will provide further updates as they are available, watch our Facebook page and website. 

 

WE HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY ON THE TRADITIONAL, ANCESTRAL TERRITORY OF THE WE WAI KAI AND WE WAI KUM FIRST NATIONS WHO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS LAND SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL.​

WE RECOGNIZE THAT LGBTQ2S PERSONS FACE A HIGH RISK OF DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE DUE TO THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND/OR GENDER EXPRESSION. WE RECOGNIZE TRANSGENDER OR GENDER VARIANT INDIVIDUALS FACE THE HIGHEST RISK OF EXPERIENCING DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE AMONG LGBTQ2S COMMUNITIES.


WE ACCEPT GENDER NON-CONFORMING, NON-BINARY AND TWO-SPIRITED INDIVIDUALS, AND TRANS-WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN FLEEING ABUSE.

©2020 BY KIRSTEN ZALESCHUK OF THE CAMPBELL RIVER AND NORTH ISLAND TRANSITION SOCIETY