Today’s Front Line Hero is Blue Valley Lutheran Homes (BVLH), which is forging creative partnerships to access supplies needed to adequately address COVID-19, and remaining transparent and communicative with families throughout the pandemic.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Mosaic, whose Direct Support Professionals are going above and beyond in the time of COVID-19. Andrea Young, Erika Estrada, and Mikayla Jaras are just a few of the Mosaic employees who have demonstrated their passion for the individuals they serve and their grit during the pandemic.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Immanuel Communities, which is providing supports to seniors living independently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts at Immanuel are offering information to seniors and their families on important issues, such as how to support seniors with memory loss during social distancing.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Graceworks Lutheran Services, which is committed to helping residents in its Enhanced Living community reach their goals. Direct Support staff have been supporting resident, Bobby, work toward his dream of running a 5K.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) for its ongoing support of refugees in its community. LSI provides a program called Global Greens, which supports refugee farmers and empowers them to sell the food they grow across Des Moines.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran SeniorLife, which is using humor to lift spirits at the Passavant Community. The dietary team made postcards with food puns and attached them to each resident’s meal to bring a smile to their faces.
On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a hallmark piece of legislation that officially ensured equal treatment for people with disabilities in America. This groundbreaking law was a long-overdue extension of civil rights to one in four Americans. Now, we must go even further than the ADA in the days ahead.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems, which is working to address crisis fatigue in the community, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and national newfound awareness of systemic racism. Christine Cauffield, licensed clinical psychologist and CEO of LSF Health Systems, spoke on the local news in Jacksonville, FL to make viewers aware of the issue of crisis fatigue.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Genacross Lutheran Services for designating a rehabilitation center as a COVID-19 isolation unit and helping community members as they recover from the virus. The Genacross team members worked together to ensure protocols are in place to safely serve people recovering from COVID-19, including wearing PPE, creating protocols for donning and removing PPE, changing airflows in the building, and designing new meal delivery processes.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Ecumen for its commitment to supporting a strong staff and a strong community. Throughout the month of June, Ecumen lifted its voice to support movements that fight for the equal treatment of Black communities and LGBTQ communities, and made efforts to recognize the hard work of its staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.