Champlain Community Services (CCS) leadership (our management staff and Board) is working hard to guide our agency as Vermont emerges from the COVID pandemic . . .
Throughout the crisis, we’ve supported a coordinated community response to this unprecedented health emergency. CCS remained open and delivering services from the onset of the crisis. We worked diligently and creatively to deliver essential, person-centered supports prioritizing the needs, health and safety of our consumers while prioritizing the health and wellness of our staff and community.
CCS transitioned to primarily remote service delivery and virtual meetings, but as essential workers our Direct Support Professionals continued to deliver services. We’ve developed hybrid models and now are rolling out more in-person supports. We recognize this remains a “fluid” situation and as such, remains a work in progress. We will continue to work in compliance with government recommendations and best health care protocols, and continue to emphasize the health and safety of everyone associated with CCS and our community. We will continue providing regular updates and offering links to important information on this page.
Updates from our Executive Director
- From the Director (LATEST): Update 9/10 at 4:25 p.m.
- From the Director: Update 8/24/21
- From the Director: Update 8/02/21
- From the Director: Update 7/20 at 11:55 a.m.
- From the Director: Update 7/13 at 4 p.m.
- From the Director: Update 7/06 at 2:51 p.m.
- From the Director: Update 6/14 at 4:25 p.m.
- From the Director: Update 5/31 at 10:59 a.m.
- Earlier posts: (see archived posts here)
State of Vermont Resource Sites
- Vermont Dept. of Health COVID-19 response
- Dept. of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living (DAIL) COVID-19 webpage
- VT Mental Health & Developmental Services: General Guidance and COVID-19 FAQs
- VT DAIL Memo to providers of home-based supports
- VT DAIL Recommended Precautions for Caregivers
- VT DAIL COVID-19 Guidance to Independent Employers & their Employees
- Vermont agency of Human Services Preventing and Addressing Burnout during COVID-19
GMSA Self-Advocates Tool Kit
The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is changing our lives in many ways for a while. As of March 9, 2020, Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA) has been co-hosting three zoom meetings a week. In response to our conversations we have created this toolkit about the Coronavirus. It focuses on “need to know” information. Our goal is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have plain language information during this national crisis.
Links to important additional information
- COVID-19 Precautions for Caregivers
- Guidance on using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Mask wearing 101: How to use and re-use a mask
- Social Distancing Poster
- Plain language info. COVID-19 (English)
- Plain language info. COV/ID-19 (Spanish)
- Helping Families Cope: Parent/Caregiver Guide
- Sustaining well-being for healthcare staff
- Webinar for DSP on COVID-19 risks and protocols
Resources to stay connected with the world while sheltering at home:
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections: the list compiled by MCN!
Staff Connection Stuff: the list we made together!
Employee Assistance Program, Invest EAP