Recently, Guiding Light has begun in-take with new clients for enrollment in our Recovery and Back to Work programs. In these interesting times, we are constantly working to strike a balance between taking necessary health precautions and continuing our mission to provide rescue and recovery programs for men in our community.
All clients, visitors, and staff inside 255 Division Avenue are required to wear masks whenever they are travelling through the halls or are unable to maintain six-foot social distancing. Everyone is instructed to wash their hands several times a day and to document when they do so. Hand sanitizer is stocked in all areas of the building and accounted for weekly. Each man staying inside Guiding Light is also required to deep-clean a designated area of the facility every day at 3 pm.
New intakes for the Recovery and Back to Work programs must test negative for COVID-19 before being fully accepted. They must provide documentation verifying this, as well as wear a mask at all times while and stay as isolated as possible.
We have been working with the Kent County Health Department in order to obtain access to COVID-19 testing. Today, we took Thomas, one of the newest intakes in the Recovery program, to an interim testing center located in the gymnasium of Potter’s House Christian School. Test results are typically received within 72 hours.
We are grateful for our community partners and especially our donors who make all of this possible. We are proud to report that, as of today, no clients or staff members of Guiding Light have been infected with COVID-19. God willing, Guiding Light will continue to move forward on our mission to be a beacon of hope for the community and to navigate through these uncertain times in the safest and most supportive way possible.
THIS MEANS THAT ANYONE WHO BELONGS TO CHRIST HAS BECOME A NEW PERSON. THE OLD LIFE IS GONE; A NEW LIFE HAS BEGUN!
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17