Today’s Front Line Hero is Compass Health for its innovation and expansion of behavioral health services in Washington to address increased needs during the pandemic. Compass Health secured $1.24 million from community partners and grants to support its expanded programming and pivot to telehealth.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Social Services of Southern California for its efforts to dismantle systemic racism and promotion of productive conversations about race. President and CEO Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith is facilitating roundtable discussions about race with a diverse group of leaders to explore how to address racism and inequity.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Community Family Life Services (CFLS), which is committed to safely offering needed programming in Washington, DC throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. CFLS offers regular programming such as interview skills training, goal setting, and the I BECAME series virtually. Programs that can only be done in person, such as HIV testing, are done with great care, ensuring social distancing and mask wearing.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, which is promoting diversity and inclusion through servant leadership. CEO Héctor Colón wrote a recent op-ed in the Milwaukee Business Journal in which he calls on business leaders to adopt characteristics of a servant leader to create a work environment that welcomes open conversation about race and effectively promotes equity.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Liberty Lutheran’s retirement community, The Village at Penn State, which continues to offer fun activities for residents to stay active. Throughout the pandemic, the Village at Penn State has closely followed guidelines to keep staff and community members safe, while offering various activities to engage the residents.
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.