Right now, our world is a scary place. With constant updates and news coming from all sides, it’s natural to be worried and fearful.

Here at CLI, we can’t pretend that things are business as usual. They just aren’t. Every day, pandemic  or no, we are charged with the care and protection of over 150 individuals whose needs and wellbeing are our responsibility. We do not take this lightly in any way. In this time of uncertainty, we are working even harder to protect the safety and health of the people who depend on us every day.

We have shut down our day programs for the foreseeable future to try to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19, as well as attempt to keep the people we support as healthy as possible. However, our staff remains at work to care for the people we serve. Our care staff serve an essential function and cannot work from home unless their health has been compromised.

Unfortunately, even though our staff remain on duty, we are rapidly losing funds during this crisis. Every day during this crisis, CLI loses at least $8,500. That’s $8,500 per day. And it’s only going to get worse as this continues.

It’s a lot to ask right now, but if you are in the position to help, even in the smallest way, we would be so grateful. Whether in the form of donated funds or items mailed to us (hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes or hand soap), anything you can do helps.

Thank you for everything you are doing. Staying home, social distancing, making a donation to nonprofits in need – all of this makes more of a difference than you know.