Vaccine Now Available

 

As we have been relaying to you, the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) developed Indiana’s COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plan.  As part of their phased approach, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) were included in Phase 1A, which means that DSPs are eligible to receive the vaccine as part of health care workers. We have been waiting for the IDOH to determine that vaccine is available for DSPs as they have worked to distribute them to those with higher priority on the list.  We are pleased to announce the Indiana Department of Health has informed us that Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are now able to schedule to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine!

 

Please follow the link below for instructions on how to register, schedule and receive the vaccine.  The page you will be directed to has restricted access, so you must be logged into the website in order for it to work properly.

We continue to wish you a healthy and safe New Year and hope that this early opportunity for vaccine access contributes to those outcomes for both you and those you support.

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SCHEDULE A VACCINE

 

 

Foundation for a Valued Life

 

 

We are excited to be preparing for the 2021 launch of the SRV training video series entitled, “Foundation for a Valued Life.”  Although we started to roll these out in 2020, COVID-19 had other plans.  That’s ok.  It gave us a chance to complete the entire 12-video package, so now we are ready to go.

Each month we will be highlighting a different video and focusing on the themes it contains.  The goal is to translate those themes into real changes in the way we do things.  While each of us will view the videos on our own, we have plans and tools for facilitating practical discussions among teams to make the material relevant for what you do every day in your work.

There will be opportunities for you to share your successes in integrating the concepts and skills you learn through the video series.  These will be recognized and rewarded with monthly individual prizes and at the end of the year the region with the most contributions will win a catered meal!  Imagine that, we’re going to be learning and having fun all at the same time.

So, to get ready for the new year and the first training video we are asking you to watch the introductory video before the end of this month.  You will find it in Inspiravance where you completed all of your mandatory trainings, and it is called “Foundation for a Valued Life: Introduction and Welcome.”  It is quite short, but it will give you an overview of all that is to come.

We invite you to join us in this ongoing conversation about the ideas and perspectives that give meaning to our work and show us the way to having the greatest positive impact in the lives of those we support.  Come on!

To the CVL Community:

Navigating through life can be challenging, if not downright difficult for many of us.  Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.  It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.  A number of factors contribute to resilience. However, many studies show that the primary factor in resilience is having caring and supportive relationships within and outside the family. Relationships that create love and trust, provide role models and offer encouragement and reassurance help bolster a person's resilience.  Relationships like that are at the heart of CVL and the work that we do.
 
The Coronavirus has been a challenge, but it has also made us stronger.  Adversity can have that effect, depending on how you respond to it.  The CVL family has responded with compassion, grace, grit, love, creativity, unselfishness, hardiness, and resilience.  We have figured out how to keep in touch with one another and maintain the relationships that are central to what we do and how we do it.  We have persisted in our focus on individuals, stayed true to our values and philosophy, and adapted to new ways of providing the care and support that are the core of our mission.  
 
This has not been an easy time.  Even so, it has provided us with opportunities for growth and it also gives us a chance to further advocate for those we serve.   The many innovations that are being implemented to help people connect, communicate, and access the goods, services and relationships they need during the pandemic will be carried forward.  The needs of the many will end up benefiting the needs of the undervalued in our society by increasing access and inclusion for everyone.  We need to highlight these changes and harness the momentum of these creative and entrepreneurial solutions to the obstacles encountered by those we serve. 
 
The reality we still face is that the risks presented by the coronavirus are significant.  The number of people negatively affected by COVID-19 expands each day.  In spite of the fact that this has been going on for a long time, in spite of being weary of taking all the recommended precautions, regardless of how ready we are to get back to some kind of normal, the truth is that we must remain vigilant and take every step possible to keep ourselves healthy and free from infection so that we can help those we serve to do the same.  
 
The attached policy describes the approach CVL is taking and the specific practices and protocols necessary to successfully do our work and achieve our goals during a pandemic.  Each of the steps is pretty simple.  The difficulty comes from having to fight our own complacency and fatigue over incorporating them consistently. We remain committed to supporting one another in this ongoing battle.  We will remain strong through our connection to each other.  We will continue to put ourselves in the best possible position to be able to CARE HARD in the CVL tradition.  

Contact Us

Community Ventures in Living is here to serve and we would like to speak with you about your family support needs. Please feel free to contact us:

  • Through our online contact form
  • By phone at 765.449.0784
  • In person at 60 Professional Court Lafayette, In 47905 (see map)

Our regular office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
(Lafayette Indiana is in the Eastern Time Zone)