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Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 26, 2020

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a disaster. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your family. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.

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Teddy Bear Hunt Challenge - Keeping Active

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 26, 2020

Social distancing during COVID-19 has not stopped people's creativity or desire to feel connected.  A current challenge that has been shared on social media recently is the "Teddy Bear Hunt" inspired by the book, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. 

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Calling All People Who Sew And Make: You Can Help Make Masks For 2020 Healthcare Worker Shortage

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 26, 2020

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers

Thank you to Carol Fite Lynn, Director of Communications, for sharing this article and starting the movement in her own home.  See below for one of Carol's creations. 

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Show us Your Pets, Kids, Creativity!

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 26, 2020

The news and constant change due to COVID-19 can be a little terrifying and unnerving these days.  However, a recent movement to help add some levity to the situation is people sharing pictures of their pets with their co-workers and on social media.  

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Center Manger, Brooke Feldman, Takes Charge in Philly during Coronavirus Outbreak

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 19, 2020

No Plan for People Living on the Street as Coronavirus Lands in Philly

Outreach workers fear a COVID-19 outbreak among the city’s homeless population.

“We know that people experiencing homelessness are just not as engaged in healthcare services,” said Brooke Feldman (pictured left), the Center Manager at CleanSlate outpatient treatment centers. “To expect that they’re going to come to their doctor to learn how to keep themselves safe, I think that would be foolish.”

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Expensify to Reimburse Families on SNAP During COVID-19

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 19, 2020

Many of our Warriors are familiar with Expensify.org as it's CleanSlate's expense reporting platform, and we are proud to partner with such a caring and progressive company.  Expensify is currently giving a one-time grocery reimbursement credit of up to $50 for those participating in the federal SNAP program. Please share with friends, family, patients and neighbors who may benefit from this credit. 

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Coping with COVID-19: Tips for Combating Anxiety in Isolation

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 18, 2020

If you’re struggling with increased anxiety or feelings of depression right now (due to COVID-19): you are not alone.

Helplessness, hopelessness, and worry can be tough to contain, especially if your usual coping skills are being affected by this virus. Taking care of your mental health is still just as important during a time when everyone’s focus is on (certain) physical symptoms. Whatever you’re struggling with, here are some things you can do.

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Engagement Survey Results

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 12, 2020

First and foremost, thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Employee Engagement Survey.  We are currently reading and reviewing the hundreds of comments you provided and will work with the appropriate teams to create action plans around your invaluable feedback.  

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Warrior Spotlight - Susan Poole, Alexandria, IN

by Juliana Dalessandro | Mar 12, 2020

 Thank you to Ashlee Samp, Certified Medical Assistant in Alexandria, IN for sharing this week's employee spotlight on Susan Poole, Medical Assistant in Alexandria.  Susan embodies Warrior Spirit and demonstrates how even the smallest gestures can make a big impact on our patients and their families.  Thank you, Susan, for all that you do!"Susan Poole often brings cheer and sunshine to the little ones who come in the office by making them balloons. 

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Reminder: Last Day to Take the Engagement Survey!

by Juliana Dalessandro | Feb 21, 2020

As you may recall, we launched our 2019 CleanSlate Employee Engagement Survey late last year, focusing on our employees engagement, satisfaction and our company culture. Responses were not as high as in past years, and given the demands of the holiday season and multiple other priorities facing Warriors for Hope during that time, we want to relaunch the survey to make sure your voice is heard. Your opinion counts at CleanSlate, and we need your feedback and guidance to make this company an even better place to work and treat patients.

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