As an organization providing essential services in these critical times, we remain dedicated to supporting the well-being of one of our community’s most vulnerable populations. Though we’ve had to make a number of significant changes to comply with important safety procedures, we have been working creatively and collaboratively to consistently support individuals at Cedars and ensure their health and safety and continue to inspire creative, productive and joyous lives.

Cedars has taken the following action

  • Cedars is strictly following the guidance of Marin Health and Human Services, the State of California, and the CDC. Cedars Health Services Department is in regular contact with various informed resources, including these agencies.

  • Our leadership team has developed protocols around protecting Cedars participants and staff.

  • Cedars Residential Program is operating 24/7 and complying with California’s Shelter in Place order.

  • Cedars is now allowing contactless visits by appointment for residents & family members.  Family members wishing to plan a visit can find the Cedars visitation protocols in the CFA portal and can contact Rob Robinson or the House Manager to set up a visit.

  • For those residents at home with family who may be considering returning to Cedars, please review the related protocols here.

  • Cedars is working hard to plan for the eventual re-opening of day program sites. When health and safety conditions in the community allow, we anticipate beginning with a hybrid approach that allows for onsite services for small, consistent groups, in addition to in-home services, community-based services and continued remote services. Returning to a fully site-based program is unlikely in the near future due to health and safety concerns. Day Program Managers are completing assessments for each participant to be sure we are including individual needs into our planning. Future public health guidance and the overall conditions in the community will impact our planning, so we’ll keep you posted.

  • Cedars Day Program staff have initiated creative ways to continue program activities virtually – including daily check-in calls, art supply deliveries, and sharing projects, virtual classes, and ideas in a Facebook group.

  • Cedars residents are participating in a variety of additional fun and enriching activities while sheltering at home, including weekly virtual bingo, exercise programs, dances, concerts and Zoom hangouts with friends, family and even the occasional therapy pet!

  • Artist Within – A Cedars Gallery is open limited hours for in-store socially-distanced shopping or curbside service. Please call the gallery at 415-454-2568 for details.  Our latest art shows can be accessed online from the “Events” page. In addition, our latest exhibition, Our Earth, Our Home, is available for viewing and purchase at Artist Within. 
     

Regular email updates are being sent out to family members by Cedars Executive Director, Chuck Greene. If you are not currently receiving these updates and would like to, please contact info@cedarslife.org.

We are grateful for your help as we continue to come together in our shared mission of enabling creative, productive, joyous and healthy lives for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your support is appreciated now more than ever.

Since 1919, Cedars has been inspiring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead creative, productive, and joyous lives.

Cheryl White

Associate Executive Director

Tel: (415) 526-1352

email: cheryl@cedarslife.org

(415) 454-5310

info@cedarslife.org

Cedars

PO Box 947

Ross, CA  94957

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Jeanne Lipson

Director of Development

Tel: (415) 526-1354

email: jeanne@cedarslife.org

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