Dream Centers Response to COVID-19

Dream Centers Family,

I want to take this opportunity to reach out to you because you are part of the Dream Centers family.  As family, we’re all in this crisis together. I not only want to give you an update on how Dream Centers is responding during this difficult time, but also, we want to hear from you! Here’s a quick update on Dream Centers program.

The moms and children are safe at Mary’s Home. The staff is in the process of implementing virtual community meetings, family advocacy and other virtual touch points.  Not surprisingly, three moms’ who have been elected as peer advisors are are stepping up to provide leadership among the Mary’s Home community in conjunction with the staff. They’re taking shifts and checking in on each family and making sure no one feels alone during this time of uncertainty. We will be sending a list of needs for Mary’s Home and how you can help in the next few weeks.
 
The Women’s Clinic has temporally closed to protect our patients, volunteers and staff from risk.  All patients have been notified and the staff is doing everything they can virtually to meet patient care needs. The staff is providing telemedicine as much as possible, responding to voice mails, providing lab results, filling prescriptions and providing virtual counseling. We are asking patients to go to Peak Vista or other screening locations for testing or other illnesses at this time. In the next few weeks we will have protective equipment and the Clinic will be thoroughly cleaned. We will provide updates in the coming days from our Clinic Director for the Women’s Clinic needs.
 
Also, we are in the process of moving the Ladies Tea to a virtual event on April 17ththat will provide an opportunity for us to gather together, hear updates from some experts in the field of trauma and how to walk it out, as well as some updates from Dream Centers families – virtually.
 
In all the unknowns, let’s remember to turn our hearts to God for strength. Let’s remember to keep encouraging one another and praying for one another. Since our staff is working remotely, we have been spending more time in prayer and reflection. Please let us know how we can pray for you, your family or your business during this difficult time. Thank you for being part of the Dream Centers family. We will get through this together.

And, be on the lookout for virtual updates from our team!

God Bless You,
Matthew
Dream Centers CEO

As of 3.20.2020

Dream Centers Mary’s Home has complied a list of items we can use to help provide for our families during this time of uncertainty. Items can be dropped off at Dream Centers Mary’s Home between 10am-12pm, Monday, March 23rd – Wednesday, March 25th. Mary’s Home address is 3653 Michigan Avenue, Colorado Springs. Please drive up and drop off goods on the concrete outside of the building. Staff will carry the goods inside of the building, maintaining safe social distance. We also encourage financial donations at DreamCenters.com/DonateThank you for supporting Dream Centers Mary’s Home families during this uncertain time!

Download list of needs here. 

Supplies: *Highest Need Items

  • *Toilet Paper
  • *Paper Towels
  • *Diaper wipes
  • *Laundry Detergent
  • *Clorox/Lysol/disinfectant wipes
  • *Hand sanitizer (70%+alcohol content)

 

Canned Items:

  • Soup
  • Stew
  • Broth
  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Beans
  • Peanut butter & Jelly

 

Diapers:

  • Size 6 or 7 diapers
  • Size 7 overnight (101-MB)
  • Size 4 diapers (102 – MB)
  • Size 3 diapers (103-AE)
  • Size 2 diapers (105 – IS)
  • Size 4T-5T Pull-Ups (201-EC)
  • Size 5-6 Pull Ups (202-JC)
  • Size 3 diapers (204-CB)
  • Size 2T Pull – Ups (205-CH)
  • Size 5 diapers (301 BH, 303-DJ, 203-VL)
  • Size 2T Pull-Ups (304-NR)
  • 2T-3T Pull-Ups (305-LR)

 

 

 

Dry Goods

  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Crackers
  • Rice
  • Whole Wheat Bread

Frozen Items

  • Meat (non-expired)

Perishables:

  • Milk/Almond Milk/Soy Milk
  • Eggs
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Onions

Drinks:

  • Pedialyte
  • Gatorade

Medicine:

  • Over-the-counter pain reliver
  • Anti-acids
  • Cough and cold medicines

As of 4.1.2020

Dream Centers Reopens Free Women’s Health Clinic After Temporary Closing for COVID 19

Colorado Springs: Dream Centers Women’s Clinic has obtained the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to reopen its doors in a limited capacity after a two-week closure to protect volunteers and staff from exposure to COVID 19. 

Although the Clinic is open, it has only the minimum protective gear needed and will not see walk-in patients. Appointments are being scheduled two days a week for patients who have acute women’s health needs. Patients not requiring a physical exam are being treated by phone/video via tele-medicine and tele-counseling. 

“Being able to treat women with severe symptoms will help keep these women out of the emergency rooms,” says Clinic Director, P.A. Natalie Johnson.

The Dream Centers Women’s Clinic serves women’s health and mental health only, it is not a primary care clinic, so it will not be seeing women with flu-like or Coronavirus symptoms. Women in need are asked to call 719-388-1594 for availability.

Thanks to Ecel Energy, Direct Relief, Southwest Health Coalition and other donors, the Clinic ahs the minimum protective items needed to reopen. However, the Clinic is in need of additional sanitizing products and wipes. These items can dropped off at the Dream Centers’ Women’s Clinic Fridays between 11:00am and 1:00pm at 4360 Montebello Drive. 

The Women’s Clinic provides free women’s health and mental health, as well as other wraparound services to over 1,300 uninsured and underinsured women and teens in our community each year. Dream Centers mission is to provide health and hope for people who are struggling to rebuild their dreams. Last year, the Women’s Clinic had nearly 9,000 patient contacts. 

For additional information, or to arrange an interview or virtual interview, please contact Jeane Turner 719-440-4608.

 

 

As of 4.3.2020

With the Women’s Clinic now open to patients during COVID-19, they will be in consistent need of cleaning supplies, wipes and hand santizer. 

All donated items can be received for the Women’s Clinic and Mary’s Home each Friday from 11am to 1pm at the Women’s Clinic location – 4360 Montebello Dr. Ste. 900 Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

Please look for the subaru parked near the Clinic door. All items can then be put directly in the car trunk to ensure safe social distancing.