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

We will provide further updates as they are available.

Edit 24/03/2020:
The Women's Centre has bagged snacks available as well as water and soap to
distribute for hand hygiene.

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 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.

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