DMC News & Updates May 5th, 2020
During this difficult time, we want you to know that DMC staff are available to assist you with information, resources, individual, and peer support. While our office is not open to the public, our team is working remotely and available by phone on weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM by calling 714-621-3300.
We recognize that many individuals in our community are unable to leave home or may not feel safe doing so because of COVID19. DMC is pleased to share that we have partnered with food pantries in Orange County and recently launched a new program designed to provide food and to address other needs. Currently, the program is only available to existing DMC consumers who are receiving services through other programs offered by the organization. However, as we build capacity, we expect to broaden eligibility very soon and look forward to filling this important need. Additionally, we are working to offer the option of grocery delivery from select stores. If you are already receiving services from DMC and feel you could benefit from this program, please contact Mareli at 714-621-3300.
Social distancing does not mean social isolation! In order to better support you, we have increased the number of Virtual Peer Support Groups we are offering and want to share them with you. We offer access to all groups by phone and video conferencing so you can choose the option that works for you. Click on the link below to access a calendar of these events and plan to connect. DMC Virtual Peer Support Groups and Meetings
If you are in need of help with accessing transportation, food, medicine, applying for public benefits, or have other needs, please reach out to DMC for support and information. We continue to identify resources that may provide the help you need. You can reach our office by calling 714-621-3300.
Finally, while we recognize this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone, we also know that you may be looking for an opportunity to support your community. DMC continues to receive requests for food assistance, transportation, and other immediate needs. Additionally, in order to better serve the community, we have purchased and implemented new technology and tools that were not anticipated. If you would like to make a donation to DMC so that we can continue to provide the support and resources needed by so many at this time, please click here.
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