Hazardous Working Conditions
Supportive care is crucial for adults with developmental disabilities to remain safe and healthy in their homes. A strong core staff of dedicated direct support professionals ensures the comfort and safety of the six residents with disabilities living at Parkview Group Home. These professionals work long hours providing support and guidance to residents. Social distancing is impossible. Working in close contact with people puts these employees at risk, and creates a hazardous work situation. Parkview values the important work our direct support providers do every day, and we understand the risks they take as they work closely with residents. It is for this reason we wish to give hazard pay to these employees, as they provide an essential service that risks their own health every day.
Parkview’s chief concern is keeping residents and staff safe and healthy, but if for some reason a group home resident becomes sick, they will need to be isolated and cared for away from the home to stop the spread of the virus. Currently, the Developmental Disabilities Administration has no definitive back up plan if group home residents become ill. Parkview is lucky in that we have a vacant home we could move residents to should they become sick, so the disease could be isolated. However, sick residents still need caregivers, and our group home direct service providers are put at risk when taking care of sick residents.
The Need for Supplies
Finding hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes and personal protective equipment has been a challenge, as shelves at stores are empty and online orders may take weeks to arrive. Thanks to our caring community, we’ve received donations to stock our cleaning supplies and protective equipment, but we have an ongoing need as these supplies are used daily.
We Need Your Help
Parkview Services seeks help in creating a funding source for hazard pay for Group Home employees and to purchase cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep the residents and staff safe and healthy. All donations to this campaign will go to these causes, and will help us meet our mission.
Donations are accepted online, or you may mail in a donation to: Parkview Services, Attn: Hazard Campaign, 17544 Midvale Avenue, Ste. LL Shoreline, 98133.
If you have questions about the Group Home, please contact Director Tim Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about donations, both financial and in-kind, please contact Lauren Sabia at email@example.com