Guest House takes pride in putting the health and safety of our clients and staff first. To effectively combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect our facility from exposure, we are heeding the recommendations by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), WHO (World Health Organization) and the State of Michigan. We are temporarily postponing off-site meetings or non-essential visitors to protect the Guest House family.
Feel free to contact us directly for any questions, we’re here to help and to continue providing the highest quality of care to each person seeking treatment.
As this global situation continues to develop, we are fully committed to continue to serve as a resource center of shared experience to help navigate this unprecedented public health emergency. Below are some resources that we have chosen to help in the religious aspect of understanding, as well as digital treatment options during this time of need. We will continue to add to this list, so please continue to check this page for updates.
Here is access to a daily “Three-minute Retreat”… It’s an opportunity to receive an image, a scriptural passage, some comforting background music – and an opportunity to listen to The Holy Spirit within. May this gift of comfort bring solace and peace: https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer/
10 Secrets People in Recovery from Addiction Know that Could Help Us All Survive this Global Pandemic: https://medium.com/@ramsinrecovery/10-secrets-people-in-recovery-from-addiction-know-about-how-to-survive-a-pandemic-60f130a09ac8
Please consider this thoughtful and poignant interview by award winning journalist, Christy McDonald with her guest – David Kessler, on the 6th stage of grief – finding meaning. David Kessler, who co-authored with Elisabeth Kubler Ross the book “On Grief and Grieving,” offers insights for all of us to consider during this time of pandemic: https://youtu.be/NuSfpvmYs6c
The Living Church Foundation publishes The Living Church magazine (in continuous publication since 1878), the Covenant blog, and other Christian teaching resources: https://anchor.fm/living-church/episodes/Spiritual-Health-in-Loneliness-ed4a9s/a-a20hucf
Father James Martin: Faith in Time of Crisis: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2020/03/13/faith-time-coronavirus
Catholic TV: A healthcare ethicist discusses the COVID pandemic: http://www.catholictv.org/shows/catholictv-presents/understanding-the-coronavirus
New York Times: Where Is God in This Crisis?: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/opinion/coronavirus-religion.html
Catholic TV: A virtual Lenten retreat with Cardinal Sean O’Malley: http://www.catholictv.org/announcement/cardinal-sean-virtual-lenten-retreat
Alcoholics Anonymous; “Online Intergroup” Resources and Meetings: http://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
This piece from the Knights of Columbus offers a prayer for protection, through the intercession of our Blessed Mother. During times of physical & spiritual challenge – Mary is always present and available to us, in our most difficult times of need: https://virtualadoration.home.blog/
This blog enables folks to find an on-line link to a video feed of Eucharistic Adoration occurring within Churches from around the world. Jesus Christ – fully present in the Holy Eucharist in His divine Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity calls us all into spiritual communion and dialogue with our ‘Great Physician.’: https://www.kofc.org/en/resources/news-room/11036-protection-prayer.pdf
Wayne State University’s school of Social Work offers this excellent insight into anxiety, its causes and effects, as well as suggestions as to how best to process what we’re each experiencing. We hope that you will this piece to be a helpful, healthful, and a positive way to navigate through these challenging times: https://socialwork.wayne.edu/announcement/77956
Op-Art: Recovery in Isolation: https://news360.com/article/524930359
In a time of social isolation, Mayor Walsh sends a message to those in recovery – The Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/29/metro/time-social-isolation-mayor-walsh-sends-message-those-recovery/
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirus
Rev. Mark S. Stelzer, STD, M-RAS, Education Director for Guest House, discusses spiritual wellness and recovery in a time of a pandemic. This presentation is part of a video series offered in partnership with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men for Catholic male religious in the United States: https://youtu.be/UCkbPiGp-4M
- Our on-site staff has been trained on our COVID-19 protocol and has implemented this into our daily workflow. We are maintaining a safe, sanitary environment including disinfecting and increasing existing hygiene protocols.
- Guest House is working with local health officials to ensure we are in full compliance with directives.
- Our Outreach teams have added enhanced screenings including dates on recent travel, current flu or flu-like symptoms and potential exposures.
- Our on-site team has been given information to stay healthy and protect against COVID-19 and encouraged to stay home at the first signs of feeling sick.