AFABC response to COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news, we're committed to keeping you up to date on AFABC’s programs and services. We're here for you, and we'll get through this together.
The good news:
AFABC remains open. We recognize that your need for support may increase during this difficult time. We want to reassure you that our Family Support Workers and all our other services will continue to be available through phone, email, chat, Facebook, and our website.
This won’t be forever. We’re grateful that technology enables us to remain available and responsive to our community while doing our part to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19. We look forward to resuming our face to face services and supports as soon as possible.
Here are a few ways we can help:
- Stuck at home? Watch a webinar. Good news, we're making all our webinars free for the foreseeable future. Take the time to learn something new.
- We'll be hosting virtual support groups on Tuesday and Thursday every week—starting this Thursday at 1:30 pm. Weekly groups will be held Tuesday: 10:30 - 11:30 am and Thursday: 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Grab a coffee and chat with our Family Support Workers and the community online. Waiting parents welcome.
- Visit your regional Family Support Worker online! We've started virtual office hours—adoptive and waiting parents can reach their local Family Support Worker via Zoom during office hours!
- We'll be sharing a weekly post on Fridays with special parenting tips. This week's theme: Coping with food issues during the pandemic. Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for the post.
- Youth and young adults—stuck at home and feeling isolated? AgedOut.com has new resources for you! The website has a new COVID-19 page: find federal and provincial information on the virus, as well as resources for youth. They have also launched Life essentials, a daily one-hour virtual hang out from 12:30 to 1:30 pm on Zoom. See their Facebook post for more details.
We'll have other announcements about Facebook Live videos, articles, contests, and more soon.
Please note that after careful consideration of expert recommendations,
Take care of yourselves and your families. And remember, our Family Support Workers are here to help. Reach out if you need to talk.
Updated Monday, April 6, 1:30 pm