We appreciate those who are reaching out asking how they can help. We continue to post our most immediate needs on our Facebook page. However, a monetary donation would help us offset the expenses we are incurring due to the pandemic and will allow us to continue to provide our critical services to our most vulnerable neighbors in the community. Please donate here if you are able.
(Updated April 1, 2020) In response to the ongoing COVID-19 national emergency and the global pandemic, Tedford Housing’s adult shelter will remain open and staffed 24 hours a day through April 30, 2020 to ensure our guests have a safe place be during this challenging time. Our guests will not be asked to leave during the daytime, as is our typical protocol.
At our family shelter and supportive housing complexes, our guests and residents are asked to continue practicing extreme social distancing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Case management for our guests and outreach clients will be handled remotely by staff as needed.
In an effort to ensure the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, Tedford Housing has implemented the following additional protocols:
- All Tedford Housing offices, shelters and supportive housing buildings will remain closed to the public.
- Only staff and guests will be permitted to enter the shelters without permission of the director of operations or executive director.
- The shelters have ceased intakes of any new guests.
- Shelter guests with a fever or other symptoms will be referred for medical care and must show clearance by a medical professional in order to re-enter the shelter.
- Staff members who have a fever or other symptoms or who have a symptomatic member of their household will be referred for medical care. Staff must show clearance by a medical professional in order to return to work.
- Non-shelter staff will work remotely as necessary. Access by staff to multiple facilities will be limited.
Tedford Housing may opt to alter its shelter operations at any time. For additional information, contact Rota L. Knott, executive director.
Those who are showing symptoms and do not have a doctor should call the walk-in clinic at 207-406-7500.
Unsheltered Brunswick residents can contact Town of Brunswick general assistance office for help with covering emergency housing costs during the COVID-19 crisis. 207-725-6661.