SPAN’s COVID-19 Information Page

SPAN is Here to Help!

Dear Families, Partners, and Friends:

As an organization that serves and employs families of medically fragile children, SPAN is committed to doing its part to protect our community during this health crisis. In response, SPAN has advised staff to work remotely effective immediately. The staff has also been advised to minimize face-to-face meetings and contacts and cancel all upcoming SPAN events scheduled for the coming weeks.

During this time, we will continue to be available as a resource for families and the professionals that serve them. Here’s how:

  1. Our staff, including Family Resource Specialists, Parent Group Specialists, Community Health Workers, and others are available to support families, educators, and health professionals by phone and email. Please call our warmline — (973) 642-8100 for assistance. If our Intake Specialist is not available to take your call, please leave a detailed message, including the best number for us to reach you. We are returning calls as soon as possible, usually within 48 hours.
  2. Workshops and trainings are being offered via Zoom, GoTo Meeting and FaceBook Live. The schedule of offerings is being updated this week. In the meantime check out this resource page to deepen your knowledge.
  3. We have pulled together a chart of COVID-19 related resources for your reference.  Click here to view.
  4. Follow us on social media @spanadvocacy (Facebook and LinkedIn) for updated schedules. Also you can view Facebook Live and webinar recordings on our YouTube Channel.

SPAN’s management team will continue to assess new information and events to determine when we can return to normal or how long we may need to extend this emergency action. We will keep you posted on any major changes.

Take Care and Be Safe