RSCL’s response to COVID-19 (April 2, 2020):
We understand there is a lot of uncertainty and a barrage of information which is causing anxiety for many people. RSCL is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, and the individuals and families we support.
In an effort to promote physical distancing, our head office is closed to visitors while our staff continue to work to respond to the changing direction of BC’s Chief Health Officer and our funders. Our staff teams are selflessly putting aside their own fears and doing their utmost to help RSCL pivot to new ways of managing our services.
Recognizing that the safest place for all individuals is at home, Community Living BC is asking all service providers to reallocate resources to home-based services and care. RSCL will continue to work closely with our funder to identify any situation where a home sharing provider or family caregiver who is required to go to work receives supports in ways that are safe.
Our child care programs continue to operate as an essential service. We are grateful to families who are able to keep their children home, allowing for reduced group size and ensuring that families working in other essential services continue to have access to quality care.
For more information and resources from government and partner agencies, visit the links below:
Family Support Institute
Community Living BC
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Vancouver Coastal Health
BC Provincial Government
City of Richmond
Community living improves everyday life for everyone living in Richmond. For more than 35 years Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL) has provided exceptional programs and services for infants with special needs, children and adults with developmental disabilities. Richmond’s largest non-profit social service provider, RSCL helps more than 1000 people with developmental disabilities each year to participate and contribute fully as valued members in the community. RSCL also helps family members access programs and services, ensuring quality of care throughout the lifespan of the individual supported. …more info