This is a very difficult message to write. As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Friary will temporarily close. Our Guest Services is working with the Erie County Department of Social Services to place our guests.
Out of an abundance of caution many of us have elected to follow guidance issued by both the Federal and the State governments and remain in our homes as much as possible over the next several weeks. At an emergency meeting of the Core last evening the decision to close was made based on the inevitable resulting staff shortage.
This email may not reach all volunteers so please make an effort to reach out to anyone that you work with to confirm that they’re aware of the situation. We will send you updates on a regular basis. Please know that your efforts are appreciated more than you’ll ever know.
Our prayers go out for all volunteers, guests, and their families.