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COVID-19

Children's Aid Society and the COVID-19 Response Update

An important message from our Executive Director, Eric M. Chase, M.S. regarding the COVID-19 situation

The health and safety of our employees, the children, their families, and our communities that we serve is of the up-most importance.

Following Governor Wolf’s and Dr. Levine’s COVID19-Related health and safety guidelines, On Monday, June 1st, 2020, Children’s Aid Society began seeing clients at all three of our facilities (The Lehman Center & The Crisis Nursery) and at our Adams County facility (The Nicarry Center) and our Franklin County facility (The Frances Leiter Center).
During this time, telehealth and remote work will continue, however there will be an option for in-person counseling and Crisis Nursery services as requested and needed. Please note that our team at the Children’s Aid Society will be following appropriate CDC recommended guidelines and may ask our guests to also follow those guidelines as you enter and interact with our team.
Safety for our guests and team is our primary concern. Thank you in advance for your understanding and for helping to keep our children and families safe during these difficult times.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911, If you are having a mental health crisis call 1-800-273-8255.

Our 24/7 parent and caregiver hotline at 1-800-635-6619 will remain operational

Our leadership team will continue to monitor emails and periodically will be checking voicemails for routine non-emergency requests. We are now offering several of our services using telehealth, teleconference, and telephonic methods, please see our website for details. We will continue to monitor the situation and inform you of changes and decisions as they are being made via our website www.cassd.org or our social media channels. 

Thank you for patience and understanding during these uncertain times and helping our team to ensure that all of our children are safe and feel loved.

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.Updates from the CAS Leadership

Dr. Janique Washington Walker discusses new programs including adding 'Tele-Health' to the agency's list of services we currently offer 

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CAS is now offering 'Tele-Health' services for our programs 

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most of our programs are now being offered in Tele-Health format. These programs include:
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Parent Support Groups
  • Incredible Years Parenting Program 
  • Family Advocacy (York and Adams County) 
  • York CARES Coffee Spot Mail Pickup
What is Tele-Health? 

Providing some services by phone or secure video by Zoom video conferencing

I'm currently a client or have interest in Tele-Health services, whom should I contact?

Due to our physical centers being closed, Please reach out to Dr. Janique Washington Walker by email at jwashington-walker@cassd.org 

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Important resources to visit during COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 page 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 page

York County PA 211 Contact Helpline 

Prepared York

YWCA ACCESS York and Victim Assistance Information 

In addition to the YWCA Victim assistance information, For anyone affected by abuse and needing support please regard the National Domestic Violence Hotline.  Information, tools, and support can be found on their website hotline.org.   The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-7233.  If unable to speak safely, one can long onto the hotline.org to virtually chat or text LOVEIS to 22522.



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343 Lincoln Way West New Oxford PA 17350
Phone: 717-624-4461
Email: info@cassd.org

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