As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, Christian Family Solutions is balancing advice and orders from public health authorities with the need to provide counseling care and mental health treatment for those who require it. Use the links below to read more information on:
UPDATES: In-person visits to our counseling clinics—moved to Telehealth
How to schedule appointments via secure video counseling
Updates on our school-based counseling and STRONG Day Treatment program
An update on The Gardens of Hartford assisted living facility
Updates for our in-home care clients
READ: A message from our CEO “for such a time as this”
READ: Preparation meets need: Learn about our telehealth expertise
Please note that this situation is changing continuously. Please continue to check here for additional updates as this situation unfolds.
Our clinics remain open virtually at this time.
With regard to our Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Programs:
We have moved all in-person appointments to video appointments at this time. Video counseling is a convenient way to meet with your provider via a secure connection.
Any client who wishes to use video counseling services must sign a consent form. Those forms are available on our website here.
For high schools and colleges: Considering the cancellations that have occurred, we are prepared to deliver our counseling services via video. We want to ensure that counseling care is accessible to individuals and families despite the challenges of the current situation.
Through our video counseling services, we can connect with students from home. All they need is an internet connection and a device with video capabilities. If there are students we have been seeing in person, we can continue to support them via this secure video connection. If there are other students who have heightened anxiety due to these events, we are able to add appointments for them as well.
For our school-based counseling programs in elementary schools: These programs must operate in accordance with the school campuses we serve and will see students in person when the schools are reopened. If students are in need of continuing services, video counseling may be an option. Please see the above section on the option of appointments via secure video connection.
For our STRONG program in Milwaukee:
Although the program has had to suspend in-person work with children on campus, our therapists are finding ways to stay connected to the STRONG children and their families.
We do NOT have any COVID-19 cases at our facility. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern, and so we have implemented measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building.
Questions or concerns should be directed to Kristy Wilson or Mary Hoof at The Gardens of Hartford at this number: 262.345.5590. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus information page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure all of our in-home care clients are cared for in a safe and healthy manner within their environments. We have implemented measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help reduce the potential for the virus spreading or contact.
Please follow the recommended protocols to prevent the spread of any kind of illness. This includes:
We ask that if any of our Home Care clients have symptoms, they should call our office to reschedule our Home Care visit (262.345.5568 or 262.293.9389). According to the CDC, symptoms include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. For reliable and up-to-date information, visit a trusted site such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/.
If you feel you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call the office immediately to cancel your services and arrange an evaluation by your doctor.
We will deliver our Home Care services to the best of our ability and in a way that protects both our clients and our staff.
We understand that this is one of those times in life when it may be difficult to remain calm. Please remember that we do have a place to find our calm: with our Lord.
Psalm 94:18-29: “When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
We pray that our Almighty Lord who rules the wind and waves will also rule over this situation, keeping His loved ones safe and calm in the storm.