COVID-19 Response

Our Approach – Restoring Hope

Full statement and information updated: May 18, 2022

Vista Maria continues to take a proactive approach to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our campus safe. We have been diligently following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and local health authorities. The safety and wellbeing of everyone living and working at Vista Maria is our primary concern and we take it seriously. We are committed to following all safety precautions set forth to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 


Masks must be worn at all times by staff and youth. We also maintain regular physical distancing practices. Dedicated cleaning staff disinfect surfaces throughout the day, in addition to regular cleaning. In the event of a positive COVID-19 test result in any of our buildings, a Level 3 decontamination cleaning is done by trained cleaning staff, following recommended procedures. 


Vista Maria provides free voluntary COVID-19 testing every Wednesday for our staff. All staff have vaccinations made available to them as care facility workers, and we support CDC guidelines encouraging vaccines. 


For our Foster Care and community programs, we maintain the same safety protocols for all staff, families, and care partners. In-person meetings have resumed, such as home visits with foster families, however, masks are worn at all times and everyone keeps physical distance. 


If you have donations, please contact Connie Farlow, to determine if we can accept them and to schedule an approved delivery. 

More Ways to Give

Amazon Wishlist

Amazon Wishlist

Vista Maria has setup an Amazon Wishlist with items that are needed by the children in its care. Please visit our wishlist to continue providing the necessities.


Target Wishlist

Vista Maria has setup a Target Wishlist with items that are needed by the children in its care. Please visit our wishlist to continue providing the necessities.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile Shoppers, Let’s See your Smile!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. All you have to do is register, select Vista Maria and shop at


Krogers Plus Card Community Rewards

If you shop at Kroger, you can help the girls of Vista Maria while you shop! To begin earning money for Vista Maria at Kroger, you need to enroll your KrogerPlus Card with Kroger Community Rewards.

Enrolling only takes a minute and can help us raise hundreds of dollars!

Visit, click on Michigan, click on Enroll and choose Vista Maria as your beneficiary!

Rite Aid

Rite Aid KidsCents

Our signature KidCents program invites you to make a difference in your community by simply rounding up your change at Rite Aid.

By participating in KidCents, wellness+ rewards program, members can round up every purchase to the nearest dollar and give their change to an approved KidCents charity.

The Rite Aid Foundation proudly partners with local nonprofit organizations that provide critical healthcare, educational and developmental programs that improve the health and well-being of children, their families and their communities.