COVID-19 Update – ECHO Clubhouse
Dear ECHO Members,
During this stressful time, ECHO staff and CMHA-VF want to let you know that we are thinking about you and are available should you need support or even just want someone to talk with. As we describe below, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and everyone’s need to slow the spread of the virus, we will be changing how we deliver some of our programming, but we want to assure you that we will continue to be here to provide support and community connection to you, our members.
Effective 4:00 pm on Friday, March 20th, the ECHO Clubhouse Sites (Edmonds and Gilmore) will be closed until at least March 27th, when CMHA-VF and ECHO staff will evaluate the situation further. This is in keeping with the provincial precautionary measures in response to COVID-19 to maintain social distancing. As mentioned above, we will continue to offer support and are developing new ways to provide programming over the phone and/or other virtual technologies to really live into our clubhouse without walls philosophy. Staff are available to support you in this difficult time and want you to know that we are available. The building may be closed but the support is still here and you can call us or email and one of the staff members will be in touch with you.
ECHO Edmonds Site Closure Announcement 604-526-9606
Program Status/Updates (Christine – Team Leader Voice Mail) 778-991-3637
ECHO Burnaby Clubhouse supports individuals in their rehabilitation and recovery journey through holistic services that range from vocational (job, volunteering, education), leisure and recreation, health and wellness, to personal education. ECHO builds personal efficacy around wellness and provides a safe place to connect, reducing isolation and increasing well-being. ECHO’s programming is based on the principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Recovery-Centered Clinical Systems, and Therapeutic Recreation. Embracing these philosophies ensures our program remains person-centered, and member-driven. If you reside in Burnaby, are over the age of 19, and live with a mental health challenge, you can attend an ECHO Orientation at our Edmonds Site (days and times indicated on the calendars below) to learn more about our program. Please note, we do require a referral from a primary support (ie: case manager, psychiatrist, GP).