COVID-19 Information

Below is a comprehensive list of commonly shared digital resources about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its related impacts. It is our hope that these resources offer opportunities for support and connection to the Woodfords community during this difficult time. Check back often for frequent updates and additional resources.


State and National Information


Basic Needs and Community Resources


Financial Resources for Families


Family Resources


Work from Home Resources


Educational Resources


Wellness Resources For Children


Wellness Resources For Adults


Entertainment Resources


Resources for Professionals

 

Health Insurance Resources

 

Woodfords Family Services is not affiliated with nor endorsing the individuals and/or organizations who have produced this content and is not receiving any financial compensation for their inclusion in the list. The above information, aside from that listed from governmental health entities such as the national or state Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), etc., have been included for general informational purposes and are not meant to be viewed or understood as a substitution for professional medical advice.

 

March 18, 2020

To the Woodfords Community:

Woodfords Family Services, as always, remains committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families across the state, and values the compassionate and dedicated professionals who provide the services on which our consumers rely. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and increasingly affects the Maine community, Woodfords is placing the health and safety of our consumers and employees as our highest priority. We are meeting daily to assess the ever-changing situation with guidance from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other state and federal agencies. The following are some of the actions we have taken to preserve the health and safety of consumers, families and employees:

  • Temporarily suspending services in the following programs: Early Intervention Preschool Programs, School-Based Services, Expeditions North Community Supports Program, and Home & Community Treatment for a minimum of two weeks.
  • Creating opportunities for the delivery of telehealth services as allowable within state guidelines.
  • Restricting non-essential guests and visitors at residences and other locations.
  • Implementing a work-from-home policy for all appropriate positions and instituting remote meeting protocols.

We recognize the enormity of these decisions and the impact they have on consumers, their families and our valued employees. For more than 50 years, Woodfords’ core values have been rooted in doing whatever is necessary to best support the individuals we serve, and we will continue to do this as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves in Maine.

To our consumers and families: We know these interruptions in programs and services have a tremendous impact on you and your family. We are doing everything we can to maintain the services we can, and reopen programs as quickly and safely as possible. In an effort to provide support to you during this time, we encourage you to reach out to your program contact or the agency here. We are also creating a webpage with updated information and resources here.

To our valued employees: You are Woodfords Family Services. You live our mission every single day, and make this organization what we are. We are committed to providing you as much support as possible in the coming weeks. Thank you for your commitment to the consumers and families we serve.

To our crucial donors and supporters: Please stay connected to us as best you can. We know every individual, family, small business, corporation and foundation is rightly looking inward and focusing on their immediate needs. We thank you for your past support, ongoing loyalty and future partnership. We will keep you updated about our situation and hope you will do the same.

Please check back often as we will continue to update this page with information about Woodfords’ programming and resources for the Woodfords community.