RHD Provides Support to Employees During COVID-19

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For 50 years and counting, RHD has been in the business of helping people, including our own. RHD is committed to providing safe and healthy work environments for the people we are privileged to serve and employ. During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, RHD has created new services and protocols (outlined below) to help ensure the health and well-being of our staff throughout the organization.

Donation of Unused Paid Time Off (PTO) to Help Fellow RHD Employees

RHD staff can now donate their PTO and sick time to help fellow RHD employees in need of additional hours. The COVID-19 PTO Donation Bank is a resource for staff who have exhausted their accrued sick (PTO) time. Donated hours will be used to cover the employee’s absence due to COVID-19 illness or an event that has totally incapacitated the employee from work. So far 82 days of PTO which equates to 615 total hours have been donated by caring coworkers. 75 employees received PTO assistance or a monetary donation and everyone that applied were provided information on available employee resources.

COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund

The COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund was established to assist those experiencing hardship after being temporarily laid off or given reduced hours. As an organization, RHD has dedicated $50,000 to the fund. Through the generosity of fellow RHD employees, RHD board members, donors, and friends, an additional $36,000 has been raised to date. Recipients may use the money toward rent, mortgage payments, food, bills, and medication.

How you can help

You can help RHD provide safe and healthy living and work environments to the people we are privileged to serve and employ. Your support can help RHD continue to deliver essential services to people, and work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff, in the extraordinary circumstances created by COVID-19.

Hazard Pay

Although funding has been limited, hazard pay is provided to qualified employees as another meaningful form of support during the pandemic. Hazard pay at RHD is for staff who are presently working face-to-face with a consumer who has been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, and the consumer must quarantine or isolate.

COVID-19 Testing

RHD’s Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN), which provides person-centered, integrated and comprehensive health services to individuals and families at multiple locations in Philadelphia, is offering FREE COVID-19 testing, with both walk-in and scheduled testing available, click here to learn more.

FPCN Test Locations 

  • Health Annex
    6120-B Woodland Ave, 2nd Floor Philadelphia PA 19142
    Phone: (215) 727-4721
  • 11th Street Family Health Services
    850 N. 11th St, Philadelphia PA 19123
    Phone: (215) 769-1100
  • Abbottsford Falls Family Practice & Counseling
    4700 Wissahickon Ave, Suite 119 Philadelphia PA 19144
    Phone: (215) 843-9720

 

Extended Benefits

RHD staff who have been furloughed continue to receive health benefits.

Employee Wellness Activities

For mind and body health, RHD offers regularly-scheduled wellness activities, including Cornerstone trainings, DCIQ clinical wellness check-ins, Zumba, virtual fitness, and yoga classes, as well as links to personal wellness tools that support a trauma-informed response and combat depression, a list of fun activities while in quarantine, and nutrition support.

Helping Hands

For those in need of therapy or counseling services, Helping Hands connects RHD staff with appropriate help (each employee receives 3 free sessions a year).

Heart to Heart

In times of catastrophic events, like death or severe medical situations, Heart to Heart provides financial assistance to staff.

Trouvaille Credit Union

Trouvaille Credit Union offers COVID-19 loans and waived service fees to members.

Morale-Building Activities

The RHD community continues to lift one another up through social activities, such as the RHD Community Get Together and sing-and-dance-along events.

Communication Tools for Remote Working

Tips and tools are available to assist staff with optimal remote working conditions, including directions for communication mediums such as Zoom, Microsoft teams, and audio conference lines.

Click Here to View Some Well Being Ideas for Remote Employees.

RHD responds to Coronavirus pandemic, working to ensure services, safety, wellbeing of clients and staff

RHD’s primary goal is to provide safe and healthy living and work environments to the people we are privileged to serve and employ, and in the communities where we live. During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, RHD has enacted a number of protocols across the RHD community to help ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients.

For questions, please contact us at info@rhd.org