During the COVID-19 crisis, BSL is making every effort to put in place guidelines that ensure the health and safety of our residents. As such, we were required to restrict some of the residents day-to-day activities.
We have had to limit visitor access to both houses, prohibited communal dining, paused in-person support group activities, and reduced the amount of time residents are allowed to be away from both houses.
In early July, we lifted many of the restrictions and hoped life for our residents would get back to normal. However, very shortly after the restrictions were relaxed, we had to implement them again due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in San Diego County. While these crucial infection control measures are necessary, we continue to develop ways for our residents to maintain social connections while social distancing.
Approximately 1 in 3 Americans are experiencing mental health challenges due to the pandemic, survey finds
HELP US MEET THE CHALLENGE
More and more people are experiencing anxiety and depression as uncertainty looms from the coronavirus pandemic. For this reason, BSL is asking our supporters to make a gift of $25 or $50 to help us purchase the technology necessary for our residents to stay connected while social distancing. This technology is not only useful for virtual social connection with their friends and family, but also for the ability to engage in virtual treatment (support groups, substance abuse, telepsychiatry, etc.)
Thank you for always being there for our residents and for your generous support. Please make a donation today.
Amy, Executive Director at BSL