COVID-19 UPDATE- MASKS REQUIRED IN OFFICE
While McLeod Alliance remains open as an essential service for McLeod County and the surrounding areas, we have implemented guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. We ask that you call the office before coming in whenever possible, so that we may complete a brief safety screen related to COVID-19. This phone call will help us to determine how we may safely assist you, and will allow us to explain our current procedures for in-office visits. In accordance with Executive Order 20-81, face coverings will be required in indoor businesses and indoor public settings in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about the Governor’s Executive Order here.
According to the CDC and other health officials, COVID-19 can be spread by individuals who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. As such, we are following recommended health and safety precautions by requiring face coverings in our office and practicing social distancing as much as possible.
Our priority is the health and safety of both you and our staff. We thank you for your cooperation! Stay safe, healthy, and well.
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We’re Here To Help!
The last few months have been challenging for many of us as we adjust and adapt. If you are in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, it has most likely been even more difficult than many of us can ever imagine. We want you to know that we are still here. While we have new protocols for in-office visits, we are here and are ready to continue doing what we love- helping you. We are still here to offer support, to listen, and to help you however we can. While we may be distancing ourselves physically, that does not mean we have to distance socially. Please remember that you can reach us by calling our 24-hour crisis line at (320) 234-7933 or 1 (800) 934-0851. You can also utilize our “Online Chat” feature to connect with us via chat, voice call, or video call from your device. Please reach out to us if you need to talk.
UPDATES: Support Groups, Office Functions, & Website
McLeod Alliance support groups are resuming June 4th, 2020 at 6:00 PM with safety precautions in place. For more information please call our office at (320) 234-7933.
Again, we want to remind everyone that McLeod Alliance is open as an essential service for McLeod County. Our staff are in office Monday through Friday during normal business hours from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. We are following recommended health and safety precautions and continuing to limit in-person contact in our offices unless emergency intervention is needed. We ask that you please call before you come in whenever possible, so that we may conduct a COVID-19 related safety screening, which will help us determine how we can safely assist you.
Our advocates are available to provide support and assistance by phone, email, video, and chat. Because we recognize that it is not always safe to step away and make a phone call, McLeod Alliance has added a “Chat Now” feature on our website.
We encourage anyone in need of support or assistance to call our 24-hour crisis line at 320-234-7933 or 1-800-934-0851 or use our online chat feature.
McLeod Alliance Services During COVID-19
We want to provide a quick update about McLeod Alliance services during this time. McLeod Alliance remains open as an essential service, but we have implemented health and safety precautions in office. In accordance with the recommended health and safety precautions related to the management of COVID-19, we are continuing to limit in-person contact in our offices unless emergency intervention is needed. Advocates are available to provide support and assistance by phone, email, chat, or video. While our offices remain open, we will request phone contact to complete a brief safety screening related to COVID-19 before any in-person contact. Please call our office before you come in when at all possible and we will determine how we can safely assist you.
Advocates will be available in office Monday through Thursday during normal office hours from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. Advocates will now be working remotely on Fridays through the remainder of the Stay at Home order, projected end date 05/18/2020. Advocates will still be available to provide support and assistance via phone while working remotely!
We want to again remind everyone that we are here to help by phone, and would encourage anyone in need of support or assistance to call our 24-hour crisis line at 320-234-7933 or 1-800-934-0851.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember to take care of yourselves.
We will continue to post updates as there are changes.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are not currently able to accept physical donations of materials/goods. We want to thank you for thinking of us during this time, and for your generosity. If you would still like to give back during this time, we are able to accept monetary donations through our “Donate” page on our website. Donations may also be sent via mail to our mailing address. We thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and stay healthy!
Home is not a safe place for everyone.
Covid-19, social isolation, and the Stay at Home order do not cause people to abuse, but can escalate an already abusive situation. Social distancing can increase the severity of domestic violence by limiting access to social supports and resources. Friends, family, and coworkers play a vital safety role in this situation and we can offer support. If you think someone you know is in an abusive relationship, reach out to our crisis hotline. Check in regularly with them through phone calls, texts, emails, mail – without naming your concerns. Let the person know you are continuing to think about them. People experiencing abuse might not feel safe calling or texting because their technology and phone use is being monitored, they might fear the person abusing them will overhear them, or they might no longer have access to a computer or phone. Encourage them to reach out to someone they trust to let them know what is happening in their home or relationship.
McLeod Alliance continues to provide essential crisis and supportive services for McLeod County.
In accordance with the recommended health and safety precautions related to the management of COVID-19, we are limiting in-person contact in our offices unless emergency intervention is needed. Advocates are available to provide support and assistance by phone, email, or video. While our offices remain open, we will request phone contact to complete a brief safety screening related to COVID-19. Please call our office before you come in when at all possible and we will determine how we can safely assist you.
As always, we are here to offer support and have an advocate available through our crisis line 24 hours a day.