At StarVista, we are committed to providing you with updates as we go through this COVID-19 pandemic together. As you may have heard, the shelter in place order from mid-March will now extend through May 31st, while some restrictions are eased and tools to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are also put into place.
We want to reaffirm our message that we are here! While most of our 30 programs have switched to a Telehealth model, StarVista’s 24/7 programs are still operating in person, including our residential programs for homeless youth and our First Chance Sobering Station.
We continue to provide 24/7 support through our Crisis Line for anyone, anytime. We are the only service provider in San Mateo County providing multiple-offender DUI groups. We are conducting peer groups and case management online for the LGBTQ+ community. We are also providing case management and clinical services to assist families who are struggling with unstable shelter, food insecurity, and other basic needs, via Telehealth.
These are just some of the ways we continue to provide services to our community. To learn more, visit our website at www.star-vista.org.
I wish you and all those dear to you good health, strength, and fortitude as we weather the storm and come out of it stronger than we came into it.
Sara Larios Mitchell, Ph.D., MACP