COVID-19 Update: How We’re Helping the Community
March 30, 2020
Teachers, therapists, and staff members throughout NewPath Child & Family Solutions (formerly St. Joseph Orphanage) are on the front lines of the coronavirus relief effort. We are committed to continuing to provide mental health care and helping the community during this difficult time. While we are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and local health departments, our facility remains open, with the exception of education and treatment programs.
What We’re Doing At Our Facilities
Everyday, we take the temperature of all employees and visitors at the door of each of our facilities. We also ask them to complete a screening form conforming to CDC Guidelines. For each person, we use a fresh thermometer and gloves. If the thermometer indicates a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, we ask them to return home and contact their Primary Care Physician for guidance. In addition, we have increased cleaning and disinfecting for all of our facilities. We encourage our employees to practice social distancing and many of our dedicated staff members are working remotely.
Off campus, NewPath teachers and staff are delivering food to students’ homes multiple times a week, along with toiletries, medications, and other essentials, as well as packets of educational materials. We are also delivering activities to help build coping skills for anxiety, anger management, and other social skill development. In addition, teachers are contacting families multiple times a week to assess family needs and concerns, to answer questions, and to provide academic support, and we are using the online Classroom Dojo app to keep parents up-to-speed on weekly lessons and assignments. NewPath teachers are trained in video conferencing so that we can meet with students online for face-to-face meetings,. We are using YouTube channels to post lessons and instructions on how to complete lessons.
Therapy, Case Management, and Medication
We also provide much-need therapy, case management, and medication to thousands of children across 10 Ohio counties. While NewPath therapists and case managers usually meet with patients in-person, now we have transitioned to using online Telehealth technology to offer support and encouragement to patients and to reinforce coping skills that can reduce anxiety and depression. NewPath medication prescribers have begun conducting all appointments by phone or Telehealth. For scheduling routine or emergent same day appointments, you can reach our scheduling team at (513) 268-2211 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For screenings to get refills, please contact our nursing staff at (513) 382-6052 and leave a detailed message if you do not reach us.
While we are not requesting volunteers to assist with these efforts due to the need to practice social distancing, we are requesting donations to support our crucial mission. Donations can be made online or mailed to NewPath Child & Family Solutions, ATTN: Development Dept., 5400 Edalbert Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45239. Donations will ensure that we can continue providing core services to those who so urgently need them.
Getting Started in Services
We are still open for services for both new and existing clients. We are completing intake paperwork over the phone. Virtual walk-throughs for clients and families are now available as well. Our Diagnostic Virtual assessments are now available to ensure the safety of our staff, clients, and families. We are constantly doing what we can to continue helping the community!
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