Dear Eden II Friends & Family,
Eden II has been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The school programs and services provided have mainly moved to a remote setting, with teachers and staff finding new ways to implement instruction, behavior management, and support for participants from a distance.
Especially alarming is the effect on our group residences, where we serve one of the most vulnerable populations. There are five residences across Staten Island and two on Long Island. Eden II has incurred significant increases in payroll costs in order to insure we have the staffing needed to keep our residents safe, including adding additional nursing support and 1:1 staff as needed to care for residents with Covid-19. We have incurred significant costs for personal protective equipment (PPE), keeping these essential, front line workers safe.
Through it all, Eden II remains committed to serving our families and participants as we navigate these unprecedented times. Our teachers, administrators, and staff have all adapted in different ways to support our community, as we maintain our unwavering commitment to our mission.
We need your help.
Now more than ever, we are asking for you to support Eden II. Please consider making a donation via our Giving Tuesday link below. Whether you are able to give $10 or $1,000, every dollar raised allows us to support these unforeseen expenses to help serve people with autism through these challenging times.
Joanne Gerenser, Ph.D.