COVID-19 Current Information

March 23, 2020

Thrift Store:

Starting Monday March 23, our Thrift Store will be closed in its entirety. The retail store portion remains closed, and now our donation drop off will also be closed.

March 17, 2020

As is the case everywhere, life at the Mission has changed rather quickly due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19. The Mission has implemented several safeguards to attempt to keep all involved with the Mission as protected as possible while abiding by suggestions from the CDC and government.

Please note the following:

Emergency Services:
Our emergency overnight shelter will be open for those currently in the shelter. Those who entered the shelter were screened and will stay for at least 2 weeks. Overnight guests will not be allowed to leave during this time of social isolation.

Meals for guests will be prepared and distributed at the door. We will not be serving guests in our dining room. Breakfast can be picked up outside the Mission Monday – Saturday from 6:15am – 6:45am, and Sunday from 7:00am – 7:30am; and dinner can be picked up Monday – Saturday from 5:30pm – 6:00pm, and Sunday from 4:30pm – 5:00pm.

Life Change Recovery Program:
We have greatly limited access to the House. The men will not be attending outside AA/NA Meetings. We are adjusting to have as many meetings internally so that the men’s programs are not interrupted too much. The men will not be permitted to leave the building unaccompanied. Group trips to open aired areas will be scheduled so that the men can get some fresh air and exercise. We are hoping that these efforts will help alleviate “cabin fever.”

Chapel / Celebrate Recovery:
Chapel and Celebrate Recovery will not be open to the public at this time.

Thrift Store:
Our retail store, located at 25 George St, Morristown, will be closed starting Thursday, March 19. Our donation dock remains open and will continue to accept donations Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 3:30pm.

Counseling:
Most Community and Client Counseling sessions will now be held remotely via phone and video chat.

Volunteers:
For the time being, we have suspended all volunteer activities.

Staff:
Our staff are practicing social distancing. All “non-essential” personnel and those with compromised immune systems were especially encouraged to stay home. Those who have chosen to stay home will operate in their homes as much as is possible and will not be permitted to come back to work until they are given the OK by the Administration. Those who will be continuing to come into work will be practicing social isolation as best as they can.

As always, we thank you for your support of the Mission and your understanding as we navigate this challenging and unknown time.

March 13, 2020

At Market Street Mission, we are continuing to operate our Emergency Shelter, Life Change Program and meals for the public as usual. As an organization, we are following CDC guidelines and increasing cleaning and disinfecting within the facilities. We are specifically reeducating our clients on basic hygiene and hand washing, per the CDC guidelines.

We are also asking everyone to practice “Love your neighbor as yourself” – if you don’t feel well, please stay home.

Our April 5th Graduation at Fiddlers Elbow has been cancelled. Governor Murphy has requested that any gathering 250 and above be cancelled. We will comply with the Governor’s request.

 

Volunteers
All kitchen volunteers for the month of March and Volunteer Orientations have been canceled.

 

We will implement further actions should they be required.

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