COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

UPDATED MARCH 19

The impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has spread rapidly around the world and we are all being asked to do our best to assist in halting its spread. We also know that some people are more vulnerable to the disease than others. We care about our community and we urge you to protect yourself and be supportive to others. 

Here are some preventative options to consider during the COVID-19 outbreak: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; 
  • Avoid touching your face 
  • Stay home if you are sick, or if you have come into contact with someone sick 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissues or sleeves 
  • Use wipes to disinfect your work/living space 
  • Work from home if possible 

This time of crisis is also generating a lot of stress for folks which affects mental health. Here are some tips for yourself or loved ones who are worried about their general and mental health right now: 

  • Be empathetic to those who are affected; COVID-19 has affected many countries and many ethnicities; do not discriminate those who have COVID-19 based on their identity 
  •  Limit the amount of media and news you consume during this time and check for valid sources 
  •  Take care of your basic needs: get rest, eat sufficient food, stay in contact with family and friends 
  •  Stay connected via phone, video, etc. to folks who are in isolation; keep them engaged while they recover 

We, at PAVE are committed to providing the best services to respond to our community. We are doing all of the above to protect ourselves, those we serve and our team of Board, Staff and Volunteers. 

Our services will be available Monday-Friday, 8am – 4:30pm; staff will mostly be working remotely. If you need assistance, please call our office at (802) 442-2370 first or reach out to us via our 24/7 hotline: 802-442-2111. 

If you have been sexually assaulted within the past 5 days and need a forensic exam (rape kit) from the hospital, you are still able to do so and an advocate from PAVE can provide you support and resources via phone. We are also available via phone to offer support and assistance for RFA orders. 

Currently our Family Time Supervised Visitation Center is not providing visits on 3/17 or 3/18. A plan is being created to provide the best services moving forward; please stay tuned for further developments. 

For the latest updates about our services and news, stay updated via our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

To speak with an advocate call our 24-Hour Hotline at 802 442 2111.