On today’s program, OHDS Director Ryan Lents speaks to Deacon Tom Lambert, co-chair of the Archdiocesan Commission on Mental Illness, about how COVID-19 is impacting our collective mental health. Visit www.miministry.org
for helpful resources. To access counseling virtually, visit Catholic Charities
or NAMI Chicago
to get connected to a mental health professional. Next, Ryan, speaks to Old St. Pat’s parishioner Dan Quinn about the ministry of making cloth masks from home in support of healthcare workers, neighbors, and friends. To learn more about this ministry, visit our Virtual Accompaniment Resource
page, which includes CDC guidelines/directions for making cloth masks and details about the City of Chicago cloth mask drive taking place through May 16. Finally, Ryan connects with Luke Sullivan, Arise Chicago’s Religious Organizer, to speak about the vulnerability of workers during COVID-19. Arise Chicago has developed a robust set of resources in English
, and Polish
to help workers know their rights. Arise’s website also includes details on how to support the rights of workers
during the crisis.