News

COVID-19 Update 2

March 20, 2020

As news of COVID-19 continues to evolve, Child Focus will provide regular communication updates regarding our thoughtful evaluation of our response to  COVID-19 affecting our community.  The health and safety of every staff, child and client is of the utmost importance, therefore Child Focus will continue to take all necessary prevention measures to minimize the spread of contagious illness.  

Mental Health Counseling is Fully Operational
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Child Focus' Mental Health counseling services are fully operational, including receiving new clients.  Services for all programs are continuing predominantly through telephone and secure video conferencing.   Some office visits are occurring while maintaining CDC guidelines of at least 6 feet in between individuals. Out of an abundance of caution, individuals showing any sign of illness are not permitted in the building. In addition, due to the guidance of no more than 10 individuals in a room, our waiting rooms are not being utilized. If utilizing telehealth services, please complete the  Telehealth Informed Consent form  and email to:  CFI_CMHForms@child-focus.org .  Please call 752-1555 or email info@child-focus.org with questions or use our online registration by clicking here.  

Early Learning Services are Still Available         
Early Head Start and Head Start services are provided through online classrooms, video services and phone.  Staff are still available to assist families with resources and are enrolling families for next school year.  
 
The Child Focus Head Start group is a place for parents of children ages birth-5 to check in and stay connected with our early learning programming. This is a public group so both enrolled families and those interested in learning can join.   Join our Parent Facebook Group by clicking here. 

24/7 Crisis Support & Resources
The Clermont County Crisis Hotline  513-528-SAVE (7283)  is a free and confidential hotline available 24-hours/7 days a week that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention and referral information to residents of Clermont County of all ages.  The Hotline is operated by Child Focus, funded by the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, and accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).   You can also use the  National Crisis Text Line.   Text: 4HOPE to 741741.  The Crisis Text Line is independently owned and operated.  Click here for a list of local resources.

COVID-19 Economic Relief
United Way has set up a COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund to help with bills, rent and food.  You can call 1-866-211-9966 or 211 and provide your zip code to be given a list of local agencies who can provide assistance.