COVID - 19 INFORMATION, TIPS, & UPDATES
As valued supporters of our work, New Day Advocacy Center (NDAC) wants to share with you the actions we are taking during this unprecedented time of dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic.
NDAC is continuing to provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including shelter services. NDAC staff is observing Governor Evers' "Safer At Home" Executive Order and complying with the DHS Guidelines for Businesses and Employers. NDAC is following the general recommendations for homeless shelters, places of employment and the general community population issued by CDC (Center for Disease Control), and the Ashland and Bayfield County Public Health Offices. NDAC is also utilizing recommended educational and supportive information received from our government funders, and our two Wisconsin coalitions - End Domestic Abuse and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Some of the precautionary measures NDAC has taken to limit the spread of the virus, to support our clients and staff in this challenging time, and to ensure our enduring ability to accomplish our mission are: Practicing Social Distancing with both clients and staff, staggered work hours for staff, performing sanitizing processes of the entire facility several times throughout the day and night. Advocates are utilizing technology to meet the needs of NDAC out-based clients as well as continued work with collaborating partners. NDAC is not allowing meetings at the facility and is observing the "Safer at Home" guidelines for shelter clients. NDAC is doing everything it can to ensure the safety of all staff and clients while continuing to serve the needs of the community.
NDAC will continue to respond to the need for more service modifications as more information is issued from pertinent authorities.
Safety Planning Options During our Stay at Home Order
How to contact New Day Advocacy Center?
New Day Advocacy Center's Crisis Line is 715-682-9565, and we are available 24/7
"Contact Us" page on our website
New Day Advocacy Center's Face Book Page, send us a private message!
We understand the impact that our current state of affairs can have on individuals and families: the uncertainty, the self-isolation and quarantines, mental health implications, relationship stress, the ‘stocking up’ trends and those unable to do so.
Whatever it may be, please know that New Day Advocates are here for you during this time. We wish you good health and safety,
and invite you to contact us.
New Day Advocacy Center also offers services to those experiencing domestic violence & sexual assault. All services are free and confidential. Some services may be limited to over-the-phone meetings, as a result of the Safer at Home Order.
Services Available include:
New Day Advocacy is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
SELF-CARE & MINDFULNESS GO TOGETHER!
We have all experienced stress and being lost in our emotions. Those feelings can be very overwhelming and hard to move on from. Mindfulness is a great way to overcome those feelings.
Mindfulness is a state of mind where you are observing your thoughts and feelings without judging them and helps to teach us to live in the moment and not dwell on the past or have anxiety about the future.
This series, lead by Dr. Allison Allen, clinical psychologist at Northlakes Ashland Downtown clinic, teaches practical mindfulness tips to become the observer of your thoughts and feelings, which helps to feel less stressed and/or overwhelmed.
You can find the entire series on YouTube and on the Northlakes Website.
Here is the Part I to get you going: