A Message from Families On The Move of New York City, Inc. (FOTM) to our families, parents, caregivers, and youth!
On Friday, March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a National Emergency due to the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Mayor de Blasio announced the closing of the NYC School system. In support of both decisions, Families On The Move of New York City, Inc. (FOTM) has suspended all direct and in-person peer support services until further notice.
As updates of additional cases of this fast-spreading virus are reported and affecting New York City residents, FOTM’s top priority is to protect the health of our staff, provider partnerships and the families and youth that receive services from us. Therefore, FOTM has asked all employees to work remotely from their homes until further notice. We are also suspending all vendor and site visits as well as all nonessential travel to meetings, conferences, workshops, and training as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus.
To prepare for the challenges posed by COVID-19 and other contagious diseases, we encourage everyone to visit https://www.relias.com/topic/coronavirus provided by Relias Learning for coronavirus information and resources. This link will be updated by Relias Learning as more information and content become available. In an effort to minimize disruption of our services, FOTM’s Peer Advocates will be contacting families, parents, caregivers, and youth on their respective caseloads by emailing, text messaging, and facetime calling (if available). We are implementing this method of contact and engagement to provide support, keep everyone safe, and informed of FOTM updates. FOTM encourages everyone to follow the safety protocols and guidelines employed by New York State Department of Health, The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). For all medical emergencies please call 911. Any questions or concerns regarding FOTM’s services can be directed to Tina Gibbs, Associate Director at (347) 682-4951 or Arif Holmes, Director of HR/ Operations at (347) 682-4873. You can also visit our website for updates at www. fotmnyc.org.
Thank you for your cooperation and we wish everyone well and to be safe!
Families On The Move of New York City, Inc. (FOTM)
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