Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
As we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving developments in response to COVID-19, and following the guidance from local and state health officials, Allendale is prepared to navigate these challenging circumstances with everyone’s safety in mind. As always, the priority at the Allendale Association remains the safety and well-being of our clients and staff.
As of now, we are planning to have Allendale Stepping Stone/Day Treatment students return to in-person school instruction at our Lake Villa and Woodstock/LINC campuses beginning Friday, August 14, 2020. Allendale will continue to implement remote/home learning instruction for our Residential students on campus. View our Guide to School Reopening Plan here. If you have any further questions about school closure or remote learning, please contact your teacher. Messages can also be left at the school office by calling 847-245-6400.
The Bradley Counseling Center in Lake Villa is now open for limited in-person appointments, where we have implemented several safety precautions which adhere closely to local, state and federal public health guidelines regarding social distancing, frequent sanitizing, and the use of face coverings or protective partitions while indoors to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our therapists will continue to offer therapy services via phone or video sessions as well. Please call 847-356-6300 with any questions or would like more information about the measures we have put in place to better safeguard your health. Please note, that we are limiting all outside visits, including donations, across all of our locations until further notice. We will continue to monitor this situation closely.
While these times are filled with uncertainty, what is NOT uncertain is the strength of Allendale—of which you are an important part. Together, we represent the belief in community that has sustained us for more than 120 years. In the coming weeks we will all be challenged and will be called upon to help and support one another and the youth and families entrusted to our care.
Given the fluidity of this situation, please continue to check back here for regular updates and information!
Read our latest articles in The Daily Herald:
“Help Kids Cope with COVID-19 Changes” Article
“Helping Kids Handle Anger, Frustration with the COVID-19 Shutdown” Article
“How To Know When Kids Could Use a Therapist’s Help” Article
Allendale’s Recent Correspondence re: COVID-19:
COVID-19 Visitation Safety Guidelines
Allendale’s COVID-19 Protective Measures Update
Community Resource Guide for COVID-19
Recommendations to Governor on COVID-19
Allendale’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan
Letter to Parents
Letter to Foster Parents
Letter to Bradley Counseling Center Outpatient Clients
Here are some additional links to more resources:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
Illinois Department of Public Health
Lake County Health Department