Momentum is working hard to respond to the Coronavirus crisis while remaining committed to the clients and community that we serve. While we have made some changes in our physical operation to accommodate social distancing and safe practices, we have also increased our capacity to provide telehealth services so we can reach as many clients as possible at this time.
We are just one of 30 behavioral health providers in Santa Clara County who provide over 75% of mental health and substance use services in the county, and we need your help now more than ever. We expect the need for our services to increase as this crisis continues, leaving people socially isolated and more vulnerable to stress, depression, substance abuse, and other destructive behaviors. To be able to meet this demand, we rely on community support to continue running our programs at full capacity. Please help ensure that vulnerable individuals in our community continue to receive essential services by making a donation today.
To continue serving clients safely, our staff also need more protective equipment and supplies. Our residential programs especially are in need of basic household products to ensure a safe and clean environment. Momentum is gratefully accepting donations of any of the following supplies. Please drop off donations at our site located at 1940 The Alameda, San José from Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm.
We are following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help stop the spread of germs and have posted their guidelines in public areas as a reminder to both staff and clients.
Keep informed of the community’s response to COVID-19 through the new Silicon Valley Strong initiative: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/mayor-and-city-council/mayor-s-office/silicon-valley-strong
Find the latest health and safety advice from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/home.aspx
Learn how to apply for financial assistance during this emergency: http://destinationhomesv.org/2020/03/covid-19-initiative/
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You can contact Nasla Villarruz at NVillarruz@momentummh.org if you have any questions about donating supplies.
N95 masks or surgical masks Gloves Disinfecting wipes
Clear visors Gowns Shoe covers
Thermometers Hand sanitizer Toilet paper