1080 WTIC: Gian-Carl Casa on Ray & Joe D

May 11, 2020 Click here to listen to Gian-Carl Casa on Ray & Joe D on WTIC News Talk 1080 on Monday, May 11.

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CT Mirror: Nonprofits: Lamont has not delivered promised PPE

Nonprofit social service agencies have accused Gov. Ned Lamont with failing to deliver personal protective gear he pledged two weeks ago, placing thousands of staff and disabled clients at risk of contracting COVID-19. Since the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance warned April 21 that agencies were approaching financial collapse — partly from having to buy personal… Read more »

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CT News Junkie: Nonprofits Say They Feel Forgotten In PPE Distribution

Nonprofit community providers said they feel forgotten when it comes to the state’s distribution of personal protective equipment. Oak Hill is a private nonprofit organization that runs 80 group homes for the children and adults with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. Barry Simon, president of Oak Hill, said they currently have 18 homes where either… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Nonprofit agencies say they are on brink of financial disaster

By Keith Phaneuf Even amidst the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of nonprofit agencies in Connecticut continue to serve millions of disabled adults and children, the mentally ill, drug addicts, and others in need. Yet these nonprofits aren’t considered “essential healthcare workers” like doctors and nurses, industry leaders said Tuesday, a distinction that limits access to protective… Read more »

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WNPR/Where We Live: Taking Care Of The Disabled During Coronavirus

Now more than ever, it’s important to stay connected to the ones we love. Especially those that are feeling isolated during this trying time. This hour, Where We Live learned how adults with disabilities, and their families, are getting through the pandemic. We’re talking to disability advocates in Connecticut and discuss how disabled community and… Read more »

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WTNH: Group homes for developmentally disabled looking for state guidance during pandemic

By Jodi Latina BETHEL, Conn. (WTNH) — The alliance for nonprofits has been raising red flags for weeks. The organization said there’s no state guidance for group homes. For instance, what happens when staff or a client gets sick during this pandemic? News 8 visited Ability Beyond in Bethel, where staff have they’ve taken matters… Read more »

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CT Mirror: ‘A veil of guilt comes over you’: Covid-19 hard for people with intellectual disabilities and those who love them

By Kathleen Megan Cynthia Girgenti lives only a few blocks from the Coventry group home where her brother, Kevin, has lived for the past year. She has been used to seeing him several times a day. She’d have breakfast with him and have him over for dinner most nights. She would take him shopping, clean… Read more »

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WFSB: Nonprofits feeling effects of coronavirus pandemic

BLOOMFIELD, CT — Nonprofit service providers are facing new challenges because of the coronavirus. Social distancing limits how they can meet with clients who need help with substance abuse, mental health issues and other needs. While they’re getting creative in how they provide services, they are still worried they can’t reach all their clients, and… Read more »

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WFSB: Nonprofits feeling effects of coronavirus pandemic

By Mike Savino BLOOMFIELD, CT (WFSB) — Nonprofit service providers are facing new challenges because of the coronavirus. Social distancing limits how they can meet with clients who need help with substance abuse, mental health issues and other needs. While they’re getting creative in how they provide services, they are still worried they can’t reach… Read more »

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CT Mirror: Providers warn coronavirus is straining Connecticut’s safety net

by KEITH M. PHANEUF MARCH 20, 2020 Connecticut’s social services safety net is bracing for a double-whammy as the coronavirus crisis intensifies. Dozens of nonprofit group homes are preparing emergency quarantine scenarios — if necessary — as they struggle to maintain residential services for the developmentally disabled, the mentally ill, drug addicts and others. At… Read more »

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