A Message from Gabriel Rogin, Executive Director

March 26, 2020

Dear NBRC Clients,

I am writing to you because we are all going through big changes in our lives right now. The governments where we live have ordered us to “shelter in place.” They gave this order to keep us safe and healthy, along with our families, friends and neighbors.

As you may know, there is a bad virus around that has been making people very sick, and it is easy to catch. We can’t always tell who has the germs. We all have to keep a distance from people other than the people we live with.

This means that we won’t be able to follow our usual schedules for a while. We can’t do the things we like to do in the community, like going out to eat or to the movies, doing volunteer jobs, or hanging out with friends. Most places in the community are closed to keep people safe.

Because of these big changes, we might miss our friends, or feel bored or frustrated sometimes. We all need to find ways to keep ourselves busy and calm during this tough time. For example, you can meet with your housemates or staff and figure out different things to do, like call friends and family, watch movies, read, play games or work on art projects.

When it gets hard for you, remember that we are all in this together, all across America. Everyone at North Bay is sending a big “Thank You” for doing your part, by taking care of yourself and each other.

Remember that North Bay Regional Center is here to make sure you have all the support you need. Although our offices are closed right now, you can still call or email your Service Coordinator whenever you need to. Our main phone numbers are (707) 256-1100 in Napa and Solano Counties and (707) 569-2000 in Sonoma County.

Hang in there. We’ll get through this together.


Gabriel Rogin, Executive Director

North Bay Regional Center