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How Our Clients Are Supporting Their Communities During COVID-19

Posted March 24, 2020

We are always impressed and inspired by our clients' unwavering commitment to taking on big challenges as they strive to improve the world. This month, that has felt truer than ever. Below, we share how some of our clients are finding new, creative, and necessary ways to realize their visions and support their communities in the face of COVID-19.

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Mount Sinai Health System

New York, NY

Mount Sinai Health System doctors have created an informational YouTube series to discuss how coronavirus affects a range of pre-existing conditions. Medical Director Dr. Jolion McGreevy also recently appeared on Good Morning America to speak out about the fight against COVID-19.

 

Pine Street Inn

Boston, MA

Lyndia Downie, CEO and President of Pine Street Inn, New England’s largest shelter, speaks with WGBH about how the organization is working to protect its guests, who are especially vulnerable to the health risks posed by coronavirus.

Fountain House

New York, NY

Fountain House is one of the largest community-based mental and public health nonprofits in the world. Dr. Ashwin Vasan (R), President and Chief Executive Officer, recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Daily News on how COVID-19 is affecting our nation’s most marginalized populations and spoke with NPR about social isolation’s impact on mental health.

Storm King Art Center

New Windsor, New York

Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum, where visitors can experience large-scale sculptures under open sky. Storm King is providing inspiration with their permanent collection and oral history program, both available online.

The Home for Little Wanderers

Boston, MA

The Home for Little Wanderers provides behavioral health, therapeutic residential and special education, adoption and foster care services to vulnerable families and youth. Vice President Matthew McCall recently spoke with WGBH about how families can help reduce their children’s anxiety during the epidemic.

McLean Hospital

Cambridge, MA

Coronavirus can take a toll on your emotional and mental health. McLean Hospital’s Dr. Marni Chanoff speaks with WBUR on how to lessen the impact by creating a routine and accepting that anxiety is normal.

Cohen Veterans Network

Stamford, CT

Cohen Veterans Network is the largest private mental health system focused on post-9/11 veterans and their families. To ensure continued support during the outbreak, CVN has launched a virtual mental health system.

Jacob's Pillow

Beckett, MA

Jacob’s Pillow is a nationally and internationally renowned center for dance and home to the longest-running and largest dance festival in the U.S. The Pillow offers inspiration and education with a wide array of digital archives featuring dance videos from the 1930s to today, essays on women in dance, and episodes of their podcast PillowVoices: Dance through Time.

FamilyAid Boston

Boston, MA

What happens to the homeless during a health crisis? FamilyAid Boston’s President Larry Seamans discusses the fight to secure housing and ensure the health of the city’s homeless population in the Boston Globe.

Montefiore Medical Center

New York, NY

Dr. Margaret Aldrich is the Director of Pediatric Infection Control at Montefiore Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital. She recently spoke with Bronx Times to share precautions communities can take to lessen the pandemic’s impact.

Scratch

Cambridge, MA

Developed by MIT, Scratch is a free programming language and online community where children can create interactive stories, games, and animations. With the launch of #ScratchAtHome, Scratch highlights the online educational resources parents and educators can use with children when not in the classroom.

 

Emily Dickinson Museum

Amherst, MA

Emily Dickinson Museum invites visitors to spend a peaceful afternoon in Emily Dickinson’s bedroom through their virtual tour.

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