Safe Places to Quarantine/Self-Isolation for Homeless Population.
From Carroll County's local Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator Jarrid Pike: For a homeless person in need of quarantine / self-isolation the state has established sites throughout the state. Once the person is finished with the set amount of quarantine / self-isolation time the state will provide them with transportation back to where they came from. Contact the state emergency operations center (EOC) 603-271-2231 for information regarding sites.
PLUS some updates from the WAY STATION during this pandemic: Operating with Adaptive Protocols: More Phone Support and Appointment-Only Curbside Support
We've reduced on-site presence to ONE SHIFT on Thursday evenings starting at 5pm. Meanwhile, we're on the phone with guests and referring agencies 7 days a week (phone: 603.452.7113). During the week, we contact all known guests and make individual appointments for those who need material help. Two volunteers prep all items that we can provide for guests (clean towels, laundry cards, toiletries, emergency groceries, camping supplies like sleeping bags & tents, and other items they identify). We place each package on the porch for hands-free pickup once the guest arrives. WISH LIST: Financial donations go the furthest. You can mail checks to the Way Station (using Vaughan Center's 501c3 for charitable contribution purposes) via PO Box 188, North Conway, NH 03860. mail in a In-kind donations needed of clean towels, canned goods (especially beef stew, canned pasta & sauce with meatballs, canned tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, boxed macaroni and pasta & sauce). Meanwhile, we continue to respond to phone calls every day. Our nonprofit partners are also working through weekends, so we're doing alot of coordination with them to help our guests when possible. Our volunteers have become more deeply involved in supporting emergency housing scenarios, when quick solutions can be arranged, in cooperation with local agencies. Housing options are more scarce than ever, since most hotels are closed, and they are often the most effective short-term solution. There are no emergency shelters available in our county. All such shelters for the homeless are 1-3 hours away. The Way Station remains a day-resource center only; we don't provide emergency shelter, only wrap-around services and support!