Learn how Identity is responding to COVID-19
COVID-19 has devastated our client community, as disproportionate numbers of parents and caregivers have lost jobs, become ill or both. And many students who were already challenged are struggling to succeed with remote schooling.
Identity responded immediately, not only to keep young people engaged in their education, older youth in their work skills development and parents equipped to help them – but also with lifesaving safety-net support and caring human connections to stave off hunger, homelessness and despair in our most vulnerable families. All front-line staff have been cross trained in case management and non-clinical community mental health support techniques to help more youth and families manage the unrelenting stress of an extended pandemic that exacerbated existing stressors. In addition to connecting current, former and walk-in clients to safety-net services, those who need emotional support have greater access to a trained, empathetic ear, and tools to help cope.