Janesville, Wisconsin- As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, YWCA Rock County continues to safely serve clients. To help offset some of the increased costs associated with increased cleaning, the Stateline Community Foundation awarded YWCA Rock County a $500 grant for additional protective gear and cleaning supplies.
The additional supplies and gear will be utilized by programs that work directly with community clients. These programs serve hundreds of people each year and include; the Alternatives to Violence & 24-Hour Emergency Shelter, CARE House Child Advocacy Center, Child Care, and Transitions Domestic Violence Housing.
Along with regular cleaning of communal areas, extra cleaning takes place after support groups, case management meetings and forensic interviews. Additionally, YWCA Rock County supplies PPE (masks & gloves) to any client that may not have these items when they arrive at YWCA facilities.
“This grant helps ensure we will have adequate PPE and cleaning supplies to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and ensure we remain compliant with government regulations,” said Angela Moore, YWCA Rock County Executive Director. “Many of our programs serve people in their time of need. We work hard to make sure when they come to us, they can do so in a safe setting.”
YWCA Rock County has also taken additional safety measures by checking temperatures of staff and visitors, and by requiring staff and visitors to wear masks while inside YWCA facilities.