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Families with young children need all of our support and collaboration to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. The Village of Deerfield, in partnership with local government agencies, non-profit groups and the DBR Chamber of Commerce, created a “Rapid Response Network” to serve as a clearing house of available programs and resources. We know that a novel corona virus needs a novel response for all of us to deal with the emotional, physical and financial burden of this pandemic.
This is an on-going endeavor. The first goal was to identify resources available to assist with addressing these needs and recognize that local groups may already be providing some of these programs together. The Rapid Response Network is now performing a needs assessment to identify how residents can best be helped focusing on the following six areas of need:
1. Day Care / In-Home Care2. Academic Support3. Counseling Advice4. Medical Support5. Financial Support6. Food/Cleaning/Hygiene/Self-Care Support
You can find the list of existing programs here. New resources will be added as they are identified. Please send any suggestions of needs not addressed to Management Analyst David Fitzgerald- Sullivan at email@example.com.
As the old saying goes, it takes a Village to raise a child. It also takes a Village to help schools reopen. It up to all of us to continue to adhere to face covering mandates, social distancing and acting in a safe, smart way when going out. Wearing a mask shows you care about others.More than 165 Deerfield residents have tested positive for COVID-19. We were able to flatten the curve before and I know we can do it again. #DoItForDeerfield!