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Important Vaccine Updates

 Please use the following link to register for the Covid-19 vaccine:
 Divine Providence Village is no longer administering vaccines.
Thank you and stay safe.

• Click here to read the Reopening-Implementation Policy for The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence (PDF).

DGDP Medical Director Dr. Brian Friedrich explains the COVID 19 Vaccine


June 25, 2020

I am happy to report that we have had no new cases for our residents or staff in the past 5 weeks in The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence. 

We continue to follow guidance from the Health Department, Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the state regarding the lifting of restrictions and re-opening of our programs.  While residential programs have remained open, our Day Programs, located at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Secane, have been closed. We are planning to reopen the Day Programs in incremental stages beginning 7/13/20.

As an organization, we are excited to reunite our families with their loved ones during pre-scheduled outside visits.  Our policy for visitation has been created as well as guidelines for visitors coming to our programs.  The visitor policy is based on adherence to best practices provided by the Health Department, ODP and the Governor.  We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our individuals, staff and family members.  These guidelines for visitation will remain in place and will be amended as changes to recommendations are made by the Health Department, ODP or the state.

The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence continue to modify our Emergency Preparedness Plan and Pandemic policy and guidelines.  These plans are constantly changing and being assessed by our Administrative teams. 

I am thankful for the dedication of our staff, nurses, management and administrative teams that have supported our efforts to keep our residents and staff safe and our families informed.  Their actions truly demonstrate our core values and our mission.

Fran Swiacki
Director of The Developmental Programs Division

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March 17, 2020

This is an update on what we are doing as an organization to respond to this health crisis. While there are no current cases of anyone with the COVID-19 within the Developmental Programs Division, we must still be exceedingly vigilant to protect one another and avoid infection. Therefore, I urge you to strictly follow the measures and precautions outlined below.

To continue to reduce exposure and mitigate risks, we have implemented the following preventative practices:

Senior management is meeting daily to keep up with new developments, guidelines and strictures from local, state and the federal governments, and concretely focusing on how to protect clients and staff. I will continue to update you as all this unfolds.

I’d like express my gratitude to everyone for your diligence, flexibility and calm in the face of this extraordinary crisis.  My team and I are so proud of you and your commitment to mission no matter what the circumstances.  May God bless you all.

Fran Swiacki,
Director of The Developmental Programs

As a reminder, the CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

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