2020 proved to be a challenging year for everyone! We are happy to be able to start our monthly eNewsletters again and share what is happening at CCC. We hope you enjoy and wish everyone a Healthy, Happy 2021!
COVID-19 changed the way we operate and required the organization to identify creative ways to provide services to our clients and the communities. Although, we are providing services face-to-face at this time, we continue to take measures to minimize the risk to clients, visitors, and our employees:
- All employees, clients, and visitors are screened upon entry to our buildings, including temperature readings
- Face masks are required in all buildings, which can be provided if a client or visitor needs one. If a face mask cannot be worn due to medical condition, face shields are available.
- Services can be provided through telehealth or by telephone if needed, based on illness or potential exposure, or based on client preference
- Additional sanitation and cleaning practices continue
CCC is partnering with Department of Mental Health and FEMA to provide services through the Crisis Counseling Program in response to the pandemic as part of the Show Me Hope project. Our Crisis Counseling Program provides community outreach and education related to COVID-19 as well as resource guidance to assist community members experiencing some type of stressor related to COVID (i.e., financial strain, increased anxiety, symptoms related to social isolation, etc.). Community members needing assistance can call (573) 334-1100 and ask to speak to a Show Me Hope Counselor. You can visit our Facebook page to learn more about what we are doing through this program.
We are also excited to announce that we were recently selected to participate in SAMHSA’s Gain Center Communities of Practice. This opportunity will allow our team and selected community stakeholders to receive intensive support, training, and education on best practices and community-wide strategic planning from national experts on building/enhancing a competent crisis care system. Only five communities were selected nationwide!!!