How Sunrise Is Staying Involved in the Community Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic

We have all had to make adjustments to provide the same high level of quality of care for our girls during this recent coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Sunrise Residential Treatment Center has recently taken some creative steps to make sure that our girls are maintaining engagement in the community in healthy and safe ways.

Allowing our girls to participate in activities off our campus is one of the things that makes Sunrise so unique. Community engagement helps our students create real-life change by providing many different contexts for them to practice the skills they are learning in therapy and the residential milieu.

“We want our students to be successful while they are with us, however, we care more about how they do when they are away from our highly-structured environment,” says Sunrise Executive Director, Brad Simpson.

“If she falls apart when she is off-campus, she will fall apart when she goes home and that is what we are trying to avoid. We’ve been proud of our team and the creativity and flexibility they have shown to keep our girls engaged during this time of social distancing.”

Community Engagement

All our girls are involved in off-campus activities nearly daily, whether it be going to our school building or going on small hikes or other outdoor activities in small groups. While times are different now and we have had to make adjustments, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 86% of our students were engaged in other pursuits in our community, above and beyond our regular programming.

Check out the infographic to see what we have done with our girls in the past and what we hope to do with them again in the near future.