Housing Families First is working to ensure the safety of the families in our shelter and community housing programs, as well as our staff and supporters. We are actively engaged in discussions on protocols and best practices with other members of the Greater Richmond Continuum of Care, including medical professionals, and we are following guidelines for shelters and the recommendations of the CDC.
With the uptick of cases due to the Omicron variant, we are again unable to welcome visitors and volunteers into our shelter. We are constantly re-evaluating this policy and will enthusiastically re-open our doors as soon as it is safe to do so.
We have partnered with Daily Planet Health Services and the Virginia Department of Health to ensure that all HFF staff and all of the family members over 5 years of age in our programs have the opportunity to be vaccinated.
We are, as always, grateful for our village. Thank you for your support.