Our teams at 180 Degrees are working extra-hard during Covid-19.
In our six residential shelters, staff are working 12-hour shifts as a way to limit the number of people entering and exiting our emergency shelters. In addition to welcoming new clients, preparing meals, leading support groups, and handling adminstrative tasks, they're now taking and recording temperatures of all who enter, disinfecting entire facilities, and providing new services. With many community-based programs closed due to shelter-in-place requirements, our dedicated teams are helping youth with on-line learning, leading chemical and mental health support groups for youth and adults, and providing transportation to interviews and jobs.
We salute all of 180 Degrees front-line workers those who work with struggling families, women who experience domestic abuse, and youth who experience neglect, homelessness and sexual exploitation and trafficking. Thank you to our teams who work tirelessly helping men exiting prison find jobs and permanent housing and those who recruit and coach new foster families making a difference for youth.
For over thirty years, CEO Dan Pfarr has been on the front lines of the human services community, working to lift-up youth, adults, and families in crisis. His focus on trauma-informed care helps shape the direction of 180 Degrees and inspire a team of nearly one hundred employees. As a multi-cultural organization with staff and clients who have suffered a life of prejudice and inequality, 180 Degrees continues prioritizing discussion and action against a system of racial injustice.