Our costs associated with our emergency response to COVID-19 are rising rapidly, already in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Please donate or host a fundraiser in support of our Emergency Relief Fund. Every dollar you donate will be matched 1:1, doubling your impact.
We rely heavily on our generous meal provider volunteers to provide and serve meals to the 950+ clients across our shelter and service sites. With our modified and restricted meal programs, our costs to provide just one meal have risen to, on average, $500 per site. Please learn more and sign up to provide a meal by clicking here.
Check back weekly for regular updates on our COVID-19 emergency relief efforts.
June 11th, 2020: from car to home in 5 months.
May 20th, 2020: supporting families with our LifeMoves family.
May 14th, 2020: running an emergency shelter.
May 7th, 2020: food supply, behind the scenes.
April 30th, 2020: when motels become shelters.
April 17th, 2020: outreach to unsheltered neighbors.
April 9th, 2020: frontline heroes, Safe Parking, and COVID-19.
March 26th, 2020: new trailers, new solutions.
March 19th, 2020: a message from our CEO, Bruce Ives.
A Note From Our CEO:
Dear LifeMoves Community,
Every day, LifeMoves provides safe shelter and vital services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. A public health emergency like the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, poses a risk to our entire community, especially the most vulnerable. We are doubling our efforts to reduce the risk of exposure at our shelters and service sites, following guidance from public health officials and local government partners.
Protecting our clients and our 285 staff members who are in the field daily is crucial during this time of uncertainty. Here are some of the steps we are taking:
We have postponed all shelter-based volunteer events and modified our volunteer meal programs.
All LifeMoves locations have implemented increased sanitation protocols including:
Increased supply of hand sanitizers, soap, and disinfectant at all sites and training on CDC best practices
Frequent and enhanced cleaning cycles at all sites
Pre-positioned masks at all sites
Enhanced meal service safety protocols
We canceled our annual Thought Leadership Luncheon, previously scheduled for March 20th, 2020.
This health emergency is fluid and rapidly evolving. Our staff is actively engaged with County officials on contingency planning for a variety of health scenarios specifically focused on the shelter environment and the unsheltered homeless community. We are also sharing updates and best practices with other providers and community partners.
We are proud of the extraordinary work of our team members. Their commitment to serving our clients, especially in these challenging times, is inspiring. We are also sincerely grateful for all that you do to support LifeMoves. Your investment in our work is more important now than ever. Be safe and stay healthy.