Since the advent of COVID-19, life has become more challenging for everyone, most especially for vulnerable people dependent upon Vista Center for essential services.
Limited sight or blindness can exaggerate feelings of isolation, fear, and confusion, leaving individuals to ask, “How do I…in the era of dramatically limited human contact?”
For those of you still feeling shock and sadness, as we do, our hope is that you appreciate our commitment to stay the course by using alternate ways to ensure consistent and timely services to our client community.
The Vista Center Team is committed to our mission, and determined to continue serving our clients with standard, and in fact, added check-ins and encouraging messages.
Effective immediately, Vista Center will adjust our service delivery model to provide client programs and support in the following ways:
- Virtual case management and support groups that combat isolation
- Virtual technology training (online services will be essential)
- Proactive phone connections to clients who have conditions that make them especially vulnerable to fear, loneliness, and separation anxiety
- A client helpline and added email support
In order to implement these changes, we must rapidly increase staff workloads and purchase technological tools. That means increased costs.
For anyone who has ever faced a crisis alone, one of the most critical elements of managing the trauma is access to a support system. Vista Center IS that support system for many community members.
Can you help us fund our increased costs? We estimate $20,995 in extra costs in the next two months.
Image 1: Student receiving a Low Vision Exam
Image 2: Technology Training
Image 3: Orientation and Mobility Training