COVID-19 Updates

Valley CAC is committed to doing everything we can to keep children and families safe, especially during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

Valley CAC and its satellite office in Lexington will continue to serve children and families in need. As we continue to serve child abuse victims and their families, our services may look different in order to comply with CDC recommendations, including  we will revisit our plans to ensure we are complying with national and local authorities’ recommendations.
Valley CAC Counseling clients:
  • For children and families currently receiving services, our counselor will utilize HIPAA compliant telehealth sessions.
  • Our family advocate will be making phone calls to check in on families and to provide in-person assistance when possible.
  • All groups are cancelled through the end of March.
MDT members:
  • March MDT meeting, originally scheduled for 3/19/20 is cancelled.
  • Please continue to contact us with any emergency or urgent requests for a forensic interview. We will schedule and staff FIs on a case-by-case basis while protecting the health and safety of everyone involved.
  • April MDT meeting is TBD.

Upcoming Trainings:

All Valley CAC programs and trainings (Stewards of Darkness) through the end of March and beginning of April have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

 

*If you think you or your child have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing please do not come to the CAC. Call your primary health provider or contact the Virginia Department of Health.

You can do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying informed and taking these actions:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Stay at home if you are sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

Report Child Abuse:

 Child Protective Services  (540) 245-5800 ext. 6

                 In-State Hotline  (800) 552-7096

                 Out-of-State Hotline    (804) 786-8536

                 Hearing Impaired  (800) 828-1120