A message from the CEO:
The impact of COVID-19 has been far-reaching and historic. As the virus continues to threaten the world, we remain hopeful, yet we do not know when an end to this pandemic will be in sight. We are indeed in uncharted waters.
The Choice Group remains focused on our mission and on the health and well-being of all those we serve. We are taking every precaution as we continue to provide essential services in the community. The Choice Group is committed to providing services while providing resources, education and training to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the many communities around the Commonwealth that we proudly serve.
The Choice Group is continually staying up to date with local, state and federal authorities and complying with all mandates and directives. Our dedicated staff is working virtually with clients as much as possible. The leadership team at The Choice Group is meeting each day to respond to this rapidly evolving and challenging time.
I urge everyone to remain calm and safe, trust the science and we will all get through this together. Wash your hands! I am confident that we will be stronger for the trials we endure and certain there are better days ahead.
Chris Lavach, CEO
COVID-19 Health and Safety Resources
CDC Updates on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/index.html
People Who Need To Take Extra Precautions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/index.html
How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-
COVID-19 Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers
Recommendations for COVID-19
Vocational and Employment Resources
WINTAC COVID-19 Vocational Resources:
Guidance for Businesses and Employers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-
Tips for working at Home and reducing Stress: https://mailchi.mp/9afa8edebc39/no-hard-feelings-
Virginia Employment Commission – Filing for Unemployment Tip Sheet:
Community Resources: Food, Safety, Legal Aid, and Advocacy
Virginia Food Banks/Pantries: https://www.foodpantries.org/st/virginia
United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund:
United Way of the New River Valley Christiansburg VA
Franklin-Southampton Area United Way Franklin VA
Rappahannock United Way Fredericksburg VA
United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Harrisonburg VA
United Way of Central Virginia Lynchburg VA
United Way of South Hampton Roads Norfolk VA
United Way of Roanoke Valley Roanoke VA
United Way of Greater Augusta Staunton VA
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula Williamsburg VA
United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley Winchester VA