April 3 Agency Update from CEO Dan Burke
April 3rd, 2020
To The Lifeworks & Arc Community:
As we begin the month of April, the challenges that we are facing as an agency, as a community and as a nation continue. Our programs are continuing to do all they can to serve our mission and to provide services and supports to all that we can. Staff from throughout Lifeworks and The Arc are providing residential services on a 24 hour per day basis. These staff are true heroes and they have our admiration and support. Many other staff are continuing to provide supports to individuals and families at their homes as well as tele-health wellness checks on many whom we serve. Their supports are invaluable and we are greatly appreciative.
On March 31st, Governor Baker announced that he was extending his “stay in place” order throughout the Commonwealth for all essential services, social gatherings and the guidance on social distancing to May 4th. This directive means that the Day and Employment programs operated by Lifeworks and The Arc of South Norfolk will be closed till May 4th. The Commonwealth has also issued a directive that states that the Visitor Policies implemented in agencies such as ours, are extended until May 4th.
We know this will be challenging for all. Our agency, across all platforms of service, are continuing to move to remote supports. These supports include working with our residential programs, if they have not already, to be able to access Facetime and Zoom video conferencing and communications with friends and families of those we serve. We know this does not replace the direct, personal contact for everyone but we must follow the guidance of the CDC, the Mass. Dept. of Public Health and our state leaders in order for all of us to remain healthy.
Thank you for your support. We know that this challenge will pass, hopefully as healthy as possible for all whom we support, their families, our staff and our community.
Lifeworks Inc. & The Arc of South Norfolk
Staff from the Family Autism Center, Family Support and Adult Family Care along with Vice President Dan Sullivan are practicing social distancing but want to let you know we are here for you during the Covid Pandemic. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Feel free to call us between the hours of 9am-5pm.
President & CEO Dan Burke on a recent episode of Westwood Media Center’s “Town Talk”.
President & CEO Dan Burke on Norwood Community Media’s Norwood Digest
The Arc of South Norfolk awarded Flutie Foundation grant for the Family Autism Center for Girls Programming.
We are pleased to announce The Arc of South Norfolk has been awarded a grant of $5,500 for the Family Autism Center for Girls Programming! We are extremely grateful to the Flutie Foundation for their support! Brian Clark, Director of The Family Autism Center attended the Celebrating Partners On The Ground Reception held by the Dough Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.
The Arc of South Norfolk Scholarships
WESTWOOD, Mass. (Jan. 25, 2019) – The Arc of South Norfolk, a nonprofit human services provider committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities, announced that it will once again award up to five $500 scholarships to college juniors, seniors or graduate students studying special education or a closely related field in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Click here for more details and to apply.