2020-YOU-Annual-Report - Flipbook - Page 12
RESPONSE TO THE
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Y.O.U. has continued to offer
all programs and services, adapting and expanding in response to new and
increased community needs.
With school closures, Y.O.U. quickly reached out to every
Our OST Programs went virtual, supporting youth
family to assess immediate needs. Y.O.U. supported
with remote learning, providing virtual spaces to gather
families with technology and the quick transition to
with friends and staff to maintain connection, and
infusing enrichment opportunities into days spent
isolated at home.
Our Clinical Team helped families obtain public
allowances and access resources while providing
Over time, Y.O.U. observed and addressed longer-term
concrete basic needs support such as food, clothing,
needs, including social connections, family mental health,
diapers, and transportation assistance. Y.O.U. also
and access to employment and health care resources.
provided families with COVID-related safety supplies like
Y.O.U.’s Clinical Team worked to meet all of these needs,
masks and hand sanitizer.
and OST staff creatively developed and implemented an
innovative virtual summer program.
Increase in demand for case management
and counseling since the pandemic.