Ongoing COVID-19 Updates

Dear Frazer Families and Friends,
 
As we all navigate through this uncertain time in response to COVID-19, Frazer will be posting updates, resources, and FAQs on this page as developments occur. 
 
If you are a parent/guardian of a child or adult currently enrolled in our programs and you are NOT receiving email updates, please contact us at communications@frazercenter.org.
 

 

FRAZER CENTER IS CLOSED through APRIL 30, 2020. We are monitoring the situation daily and will post updates when available. —updated Fri 4/3/2020

 


FAQs

What does this closure mean to Frazer’s revenue?
We have various revenue streams which support our Child Development Program and Adult Program. These revenue streams include event rentals, fundraising events, Medicaid payments, Georgia Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency reimbursements, government reimbursements for low-income children and adults. During our two week closure, Children's Program tuition paid for March, and state PreK reimbursements continue to support our operations. However, most other revenue streams have been lost during this period.

The majority of our expenses every year go towards salaries for our front line staff in the adult and children's program. During this closure or any extended closure, the majority of money we raise through donations or other sources will go first and foremost to ensure staff members continue to receive their full compensation.

How can I help?
If you would like to help ensure that we retain our staff and are ready to resume our full inclusion programming for children and adults once we reopen, please consider making a weekly donation for the duration of our closure. You may also make a one-time or monthly donation. Every amount helps. Thank you!

Why did Frazer close for so many days?
We took this step to support the health of our community, our loved ones, Frazer families, and our staff. At the time we made the decision, we were following the DeKalb School System and our emergency closure plan. Over the past few days local, state, and federal authorities have issued mandates that confirmed our initial thoughts and actions.

When will Frazer Center re-open?
We are monitoring the situation daily. We will re-open when we believe it is safe and we can provide a healthy environment for all adults, children and staff. 

How do I explain the virus to my loved one with IDD?
The link below is a PDF that was designed by and for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It may help those who are struggling with how to explain the current situation to someone in your care.
https://scdd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/03/Green-Mountain-SA-Info-By-and-For-People-with-Disabilities.pdf

Were any staff or participants exposed to the virus?
Frazer has had no reports of direct contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus. Our staff and participants are expected to continue to follow the recommended preventive measures while they are at home. When the center reopens, we will follow the recommended guidelines for screening both staff and participants who return.

What is Frazer doing to ensure cleanliness and safety at the Center?
We are committed to ensuring that, when it is safe and we are able, we can open our doors and immediately begin providing the same high quality programs to the adults we serve. Deep cleaning and sanitizing of the center began on Monday, March 16, and will continue throughout the week.

What if I have more questions?
Frazer Center leadership are working remotely during the closure. If you have questions, please feel free to email Paige McKay Kubik, CEO, at p.kubik@frazercenter.org.


RESOURCES

STATE CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: 1-844-442-2681

CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

DECAL
http://www.decal.ga.gov/BFTS/Covid19.aspx

Georgia Department of Public Health
https://dph.georgia.gov/

Dekalb County COVID-19 Response Page
https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/Covid-19/Response

Dekalb County Human Services Resource Guide
https://files.constantcontact.com/1735c99b701/43ed10c2-bf7f-48c4-9405-28e232b32e8e.pdf

Quality Care for Children
Hotline for emergency child care: 1-877-ALL GA KIDS

Voices for Georgia's Children
https://georgiavoices.org/covid19/

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline: 866-399-8938

DBHDD Mental Wellness Resources