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COVID-19 Update

Phelps Helps would like to share the following updates about our response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our team members, participants, and the community are essential to us. With the news that school closures will continue until May 1st, Phelps Helps has taken the following measures for the month of April:

  • Phelps Helps offices will remain closed.
  • No program sessions or special events are being held during this period.
  • A reduced team of staff will continue working remotely.

As this is a fluid situation, our team has devised the following action plan to inform our programming and ensure that our participants and our community continue to receive the services that they need now more than ever.

  1. Phelps team members will be contacting all participants and their families to reassure them and assess what their particular needs may be at this time. We will also be contacting our partners, schools, and other community organizations to streamline services and ensure there is no duplication.
  2. Evaluate needs assessed and create a comprehensive action plan to best address the most urgent needs shared; this may result in an adaptation of our current programs. 

Please note: if the needs expressed fall outside of Phelps' mandate, we will provide referrals to community partners who can assist them.   

 

The Phelps Helps Action Plan will be shared in the coming weeks.

 

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COVID-19 Response

The health and safety of our team members, participants, and the community are important to us. For this reason, we are respecting the social distancing recommendation by the government and will be closing our doors to the public for the next two weeks. Phelps team members will remain available by phone, email and through social media.

 

Clea Corman will be available for online support for students who have any specific homework related questions from 1-2 pm Monday to Friday.

 

Elizabeth Courchesne will be available for online Compass support (job applications, scholarships, etc.) from 1-4 pm Monday to Friday.

 

Furthermore, over the following 2 weeks, keep an eye on the Phelps’ Facebook page for creative at home ideas for children and teens of all ages!

 

Remember to check the reliability of the sources where you are obtaining your information. Use sites like www.canada.ca/…/disea…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html or www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus to obtain trustworthy information on the current status of the pandemic and how best to keep your family safe.

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A Resolution to Volunteer

Have you already dropped some of your New Year's resolutions? Need one that will stick? We have the perfect resolution for you: become a Volunteer at Phelps Helps! We guarantee it will be a rewarding experience that will make this year a great one. 

 

We are actively seeking volunteers to join us in 2020 at our weekly Elementary and High School programs. With more than 160 participants across our programs, we need your help! Volunteers do not have to be specialists in any specific subject but are engaged to guide, support, and encourage the students in their learning. 

 

We are looking for volunteers to join us for the fooling weekly sessions: 

  • Tuesday 3:15 - 4:45 pm: Etincelle (École Jardin-des-Frontieres).
  • Tuesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm: High school tutoring program (at Phelps Helps).
  • Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Elementary tutoring program (Sunnyside Elementary).
  • Wednesday 3:15 - 4:45 pm: Aide aux Devoirs (École Jardin-des-Frontieres).
  • Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm: High school tutoring program (at Phelps Helps).
  • Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Spark (Sunnyside Elementary). 
  • Thursday 5:00 - 6:30 pm: High school tutoring program (at Phelps Helps).

Volunteers play an essential role at Phelps Helps and much of our success is directly attributed to our many passionate volunteers. If you have a willingness to create a positive relationship with local youth, Phelps will provide all the training you need to feel confident in your role. Any amount of help is greatly appreciated - whether weekly or once a month, every bit makes a difference. We hope to see you in the new year!

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