Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19
Is Favarh open for business?
Favarh employees provide an essential service to people with IDD and therefore Favarh will remain open. However, some of our programs are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic for a 30-day period. Favarh’s main office at 225 Commerce Drive will be staffed from 8AM-4PM, Monday - Friday. Per recommendations, we are limiting the number of people gathered inside the office building.
Are Recreation, Day, Board of Education, Employment and Transportation Programs still open?
Favarh has closed these facility-based programs for 30 days beginning 3/17/2020. Our Recreation program is closed until further notice. Some of our independantly employed participants, and our Project Search and Tunxis programs are able to continue with modifications at this time.
Is the Favarh's Theater program still open?
Presently all rehearsels in March have been cancelled. Participants will receive notice about the program's resumption in April.
Is the Favarh Thrift Shop open?
The Favarh Thrift Shop is closed per the Govenor's orders.
Are you accepting donations for the Thrift Shop?
Yes! But only at our drop-off bin located at 225 Commerce Drive, Canton CT 06019. We have discontinued accepting donations at the shop on Albany Avenue during this period. Please do not leave any donations there.
How can I make a monetary donation to Favarh?
We've never needed donations more than now! Favarh is accepting donations online at favarh.org and by mail: Favarh, 225 Commerce Drive, Canton CT 06019. Donations can also be made by phone at 860.693.6662 x 116.
How is Favarh supporting Residential Program Participants through the pandemic?
Group homes and apartments are being supported by both Favarh day and residential staff around the clock. All group homes and apartment residents are being isolated-in-place as of 8 PM on 3/17/2020. To protect our residents, we are screening all staff and limiting visitors entering the residences for signs of illness, and taking extra precautions as recommended by CDC and DSS. More information about our protocols can be found at favarh.org/updates.
How is Favarh ensuring the safety and well-being of its participants and staff?
Favarh is following all recommended guidelines established by the national Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Connecticut’s Department of Disability Services (DDS). Specific steps taken by Favarh are detailed online in Favarh’s COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN AND CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLAN at favarh.org/updates
I have questions. Who can I call?
Please call the main office with any questions and select the appropriate office extension on your dial. 860-693-6662