A Message from the CEO Regarding COVID-19

17th of March 2020

Trinity Youth Services cares for children 24/7/365. As such, we are paying close attention to the fluid situation surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and taking steps to be as agile and proactive as possible. The safety of children and staff is our highest priority and every precaution is being taken. I have reached out to our vendors to ensure supplies and food deliveries will occur on schedule and that essential resources are prioritized to our youth.

We are facing unique challenges as direct service providers for the most vulnerable of children—foster youth placed in the homes of resource families or living on Short Term Residential Program (STRTP) campuses. School closures and the subsequent lack of immediate childcare and eldercare options for resource families who work and for residential staff who have young children or adult relatives they care for at home, have created an increased burden on those who need to work but cannot and those who can work and are covering additional shifts.

We are committed to providing uninterrupted programs and services. At this time, we are asking for your support to assist us with the unexpected operating expenses we are incurring. If you are able to help with a contribution of any size, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be mailed to PO Box 1210, Claremont, CA 91711 or made immediately by accessing the Children’s Foundation of America website at www.childrensfoundationofamerica.org. Please designate “Trinity Youth Services (unrestricted)” where prompted.

Thank you for remembering the children in the midst of this unprecedented, global concern. Your kindness and thoughtfulness will not be forgotten.

Cher Ofstedahl
Chief Executive Officer

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