Since March, Marissa and her team have had to adjust to the women being home more often. They would usually go to their day program three days a week, as well as go out more in the community. Some of Emmaus’ most critical work at the start of the pandemic was to make sure that Marissa and her team were scheduled to work additional shifts that hadn’t existed before.
“It’s harder to keep the ladies busy now that we can’t go out and do as much as we used to,” says Marissa. “We try our best to keep the ladies busy while staying at home. We got them a Firestick so they can watch their favorite shows, and they all got tablets so they can watch them at the same time. We’ve been coloring pictures to hang up around the home, and we have been making a variety of desserts a couple of times each month.”
“If we weren’t here for our clients, I don’t think they would be able to live their life to its full potential. If Emmaus would have stopped supporting our clients these last few months, their overall health would have suffered.”
Emmaus Direct Support Professionals have shown up for our clients when they needed them the most. Now we need YOU to show up for them. We need every person reading this letter who can make a gift to do so. This Giving Tuesday is your chance to Show-Up for Those Who Need It Most.