Letter: Richmond addiction services continue during crisis

To our community,

Our world has seen enormous change this last month or so. This unprecedented period has no certain end in sight, and we want to acknowledge the immense and complex challenges COVID-19 is presenting to communities across Canada.

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Much like many businesses and non-profit organizations, Richmond Addiction Services Society (RASS) has been doing our best negotiating how to continue providing our crucial addiction services to the Richmond community, while also adapting to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We wanted to briefly let you know how we as an agency have responded so far.

For client and staff safety, we have temporarily closed our office to the public and shifted the majority of our staff to work from home. All counselling and prevention programming continues, utilizing phone, social media, email and other online/virtual programming for client engagement and clinical supports.

The clinical team can be reached by phone at 604-270-9220, and our office coordinator will link inquiries to the appropriate service.

Thank you to our wonderful supporters for your ongoing confidence in RASS during these difficult times. We look forward to re-opening our agency doors as soon as it is safe to do so.

We are here for you!

Richmond Addiction Services Society Staff and Board of Directors

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