Dear Spence-Chapin Community:
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus developments here in NYC and across the globe. It is a frightening time for the world. The rapid and unpredictable spread of the virus compels us to make immediate adjustments for the safety of our employees, clients, vendors and the organization as a whole.
Effective March 16th through March 27th, 2020, Spence-Chapin offices will be closed and staff will work remotely. All in-person counseling sessions, trainings, home visits, and public events have been suspended through the end of March, 2020. Staff have already begun to contact clients directly. Clients may continue to connect with Spence-Chapin staff as usual, i.e., via email and by telephone, as preparations have been made for remote staff to receive forwarded calls and to access work online.
Spence-Chapin is committed to taking the actions necessary to support our community in these challenging times. We will continue to update this page. Please check back for the most current information and follow us on social media (links below) for the latest details.
Chief Executive Officer
Home study services are still available! We are moving families forward in the home study by processing applications, paperwork, and trainings. Where permitted by their state of residence/country they are adopting from we are holding initial home study interviews via video conference. To get your home study process started, please visit www.spence-chapin.org/home-study-services
We are working hard to ensure that our post-adoption support services continue to serve the children and families that rely on them. The following services and programs have been updated:
We will continue to be here to provide options counseling, adoption planning and guidance. Our staff continues to support women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy or having recently given birth and are in need of options counseling and support via phone, text, and hospital visits where permitted. Our social workers are in regular communication with local hospitals and women’s health clinics about their current policies and procedures to ensure that we can work collaboratively to support their patients and to help them make a secure plan that they feel confident about.
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