COVID-19 ResourcesResources for Families and How You Can Help
El Valor’s six residential facilities, home to 50 adults with disabilities, are still open. Our Direct Support Professionals continue to provide critical care to our clients 24/7, and many have decided to live in the residential homes, away from their families, for the duration of the shelter in place order to ensure our clients are well cared for during this uncertain time. Our clients are staying busy and active with activities such as yoga, zumba, and arts and crafts. You can also stay active from your home by participating in our virtual workout sessions on Facebook Live at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by trying new recipes updated weekly on our Latino Outreach Page.
In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Audubon Society, El Valor is also offering virtual migratory bird and environmental conservation classes for our adults while they are at home during these challenging times. In addition, employees are receiving essential compliance training such as behavioral supports, nutritional training, and protecting one’s mental health virtually.
In this uncertain time, it’s important to know that there are many resources out there to assist you and your family. Follow the links below to learn more about how your community is here to help. We’re all in this together.
Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund
We are grateful to have been awarded funding from the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago. Their generous grant will help us assist families with food, utilities, diapers, and other urgent needs. Thank you!