RSL Statement From CEO June 3, 2020

RSL Statement From CEO June 3, 2020

I am not sure of the right words to say when I am sad, angry, and upset. Honestly, those who know me best know I have to sleep on a decision. Unfortunately like many of you, I have been unable to sleep or unable to rest. But I feel conversations and statements need to happen regardless of the emotions I am feeling.  The events of the past few months with COVID-19, and the stress this has caused the people we support, our staff, and the families of those we support has exhausted me.  I have seen a wonderful group of people rise to the occasion and support. You have worked countless hours and provided a safe place for our individuals. I appreciate your dedication and hard work.

Now we are experiencing another trauma and even greater stress with the recent events of police brutality and the death of Mr. George Floyd. His death is not a single event but another link in the chain of tragedies that have happened across the nation. It is beyond our community walls and has spread greatly over time. This did not just happen overnight. I see so much hurt in this country and so many opportunities for conversation that need to happen. I want to allow those conversations to happen within our organization.

Many may feel that I cannot relate to the current tensions facing our community. But, I can see that people are hurting. I can feel that this is wrong. As the leader of this organization I can acknowledge your hurt and pain. Yes, I am uncomfortable with the events that are occurring across our country. I want to understand and learn what can be done to make changes happen. I want to stand together and tell you how we can make this happen for Ralph Scott LIfeservices, Inc.

We are fortunate to have people within our organization that can teach us and help us as an organization to work toward changing and making a difference so healing can take place. We are forming a group of leaders to have meaningful and difficult conversations to include cultural competency, diversity, and equality. We want to understand and support during the difficulties both now and those that lie ahead.

I want to be clear that Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. is committed at all levels of this organization to standing together, to listening, to learning, and  to continue to provide quality supports. Together I want to improve the lives of our staff and the individuals we support. As an organization we stand against racism, discrimination, and social injustices and will not tolerate them in our workplace. We will work to improve our role in making necessary changes in our workplace, our community, and for our staff, as well as, the people we support.

Jennifer E. Helton, CEO

RSL offering Hiring Bonus

Effective JUNE 1, 2020, RSL will begin offering a HIRING BONUS of $100 to newly hired employees who successfully complete the hiring process through the 6-month orientation work period.  The bonus will be added to the successful employee’s paycheck for the pay period in which the event occurs.

2018-2019 Annual Report

Our 2019-2019 Annual Report has been published. We mailed and emailed our stakeholders at the beginning of the year. If you would like to know more about our organization these reports give a snapshot of each year. You can find more on our website! We would love to add you to our email list so that we can send you one. Contact Lea Clapp, Development Director to be added to our official email list. Lea can be reached at lea@rsli.org

Annual Report 2018-2019

Current Needs

Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. has specific needs during this covid-19 pandemic. We are currently in need of several things.

  1. Masks- we need disposable or homemade masks would also be appreciated.
  2. Hand Sanitizer
  3. Lysol wipes
  4. Paper towels
  5. Tissues
  6. Rubbing Alcohol

If you would like to donate items you may call  336 227-1011 from 8:30 am -2:30 pm or message us on our Facebook page. Our office is closed to the public but we can arrange for donations to be dropped off curbside.

 

 

 

Virtual Visitation

We know families would love to visit. But since the guidelines and mandates prevent face to face visits in our group homes we can still utilize technology. Did you know we have technology in our group homes? We have capabilities and WiFi available for people to use. We can be pretty creative on different ways to communicate and have options. We have Coordinators who can help assist the group home staff and the individuals to use video conferencing applications. So be encouraged we are just a phone call away and even have technology available. Families may contact their division director or coordinator if they would like to set up virtual visits. Phone calls and cards are also great ways to communicate for those who are not as comfortable with technology. We are here and ready to help just give us a call.

 

COVID-19 Update

Effective today Friday, March 27, 2020 Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc.people we support will be staying home. Residents in our group home have been asked to shelter in place. Our staff are still available to provide services. This is for the protection of everyone and is in response to local recommendations from the city of Graham, Burlington, and Haw River. There may be many more changes to follow in Alamance county as this pandemic widens. We are practicing social distancing and staying home to help lower the curve.

Day services provided by StarPoint will be provided in home until some restrictions are lifted. Currently we still cannot allow visitors at this time and anyone not employed by Ralph Scott Lifeservices Inc is considered a visitor. Thank you everyone for your support and understanding. This is a difficult decision but we must follow recommendations from local and state government. We will continue to keep you informed on our website and FaceBook page of any updates or changes.

Jennifer Helton, President/CEO

 

May Golf Tournament Postponed

golf fun 2019

We know you may be expecting news or even a save the date reminder for our Annual Golf Tournament. It was scheduled for May 2020 at Indian Valley Golf Course however, due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the coming weeks it will be postponed. During this time please be safe and take care of your families. We will announce a new date this spring and hopefully you can save the date for the Fall Golf Tournament.

COVID-19 update

Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. continues to strive to provide a healthy environment for our staff and the individuals we support. We cannot allow visitors to any of our locations during this time. We have been following this guideline for a week but effective Wednesday, March 23, 2020 we will not be able to have visitors in our group homes or day programs. Please be advised this is under Executive Order from the Governor of North Carolina. Please use other options such as phone calls, Face Time, Skype, Zoom or other types of applications to virtual visit and speak with those you care about. This is currently under effect until May 15, 2020 and subject to change if the order is lifted or extended if the order is extended. Thanks for all your patience and support

2019 Ornament Sponsor

western with white background

Ralph Scott Lifeservices, Inc. announces Western Steakhouse as the 2019 ornament sponsor. We are so excited to be working with the local business who has been in business since 1971. The 2019 sponsor is an exciting partnership for our organization.  We have a limited quantity of these ornaments available. If you would like to purchase one please call us!  Ornaments are currently available and are $17.00 each. All proceeds will be used to support adults with developmental and other disabilities.

RSL Peer Council Annual Talent Show

Every year our self-advocacy group, the Peer Council, get together and show off their many talents of singing and dancing! This event is sure to please all ages! All proceeds go directly back to the group for upcoming activities, trips, and giving back options.

$2 admission and $1 concessions

Click and share the flyer below

talent show flyer 2018