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Navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be heavy and feel overwhelming at times.  Below are some resources available free of charge to you.  We have also listed resources for Bexar County and the surrounding counties.  Should you need more information, please reach out to an HR Representative, or send an email with your contact info and questions to Questions@Avanzar.com and we will forward it  for you.  

Counseling & Wellness Resources

Support & Hotlines

24/7 Mental Health Support Line
Texas Health and Human Services launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call toll-free at 1.833.986.1919 anytime to speak to a counselor.
Crisis Text Line
Are you feeling anxious about COVID-19? To get free confidential, 24/7 support for anxiety, text “HOME” to 741741.
National Parent Helpline
Parenting can be overwhelming, especially during times of crisis. If you are struggling or need some support, you can call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support. Call 1.855.427.2736 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak to a trained advocate.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Hotline
1.800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. 
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free, confidential 24/7 support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for oneself and others : 1.800.273.TALK

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Navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be heavy and feel overwhelming at times.  Below are some resources available free of charge to you.  We have also listed resources for Bexar County and the surrounding counties.  Should you need more information, please reach out to an HR Representative, or send an email with your contact info and questions to Questions@Avanzar.com and we will forward it  for you.  

Additional Free Resources Available Outside of Avanzar

Counseling & Wellness Resources

Support & Hotlines

24/7 Mental Health Support Line
Texas Health and Human Services launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call toll-free at 1.833.986.1919 anytime to speak to a counselor.
Crisis Text Line
Are you feeling anxious about COVID-19? To get free confidential, 24/7 support for anxiety, text “HOME” to 741741.
National Parent Helpline
Parenting can be overwhelming, especially during times of crisis. If you are struggling or need some support, you can call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support. Call 1.855.427.2736 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak to a trained advocate.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Hotline
1.800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. 
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free, confidential 24/7 support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for oneself and others : 1.800.273.TALK

Bexar County COVID-19 Update From 7/13/20

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Here are some additional resources for you and your family as together we navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic:

National Parent Helpline

Parenting can be overwhelming, especially during times of crisis. If you are struggling or need some support, you can call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support.

Call 1.855.427.2736 between 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak to a trained advocate.

United Way Helpline (click here for website)

2-1-1 is a social service hotline that helps people in the region find information about local resources in their community. 

COVID-19 Resources: Coping with Changes

Child Mind Institute (click here for website)

The Child Mind Institute offers many resources for parents during this difficult time, including guides on how to talk to children about coronavirus, how to handle stress and anxiety, and dealing with grief and loss.

KidsHealth by the Nemours Foundation (click here for website)

KidsHealth has videos and articles for parents and children of all ages to help families cope with the changes COVID-19 may have brought to your lives.

Family-Friendly Videos, Games, and Activities

PBS for Parents (click here for website)

PBS offers educational resources for parents, including games and activities, which address a variety of topics for children up to age 8.

TED-Ed YouTube Channel (click here for website)

TED-Ed provides short educational videos on a wide variety of topics to satisfy the most curious imaginations.

Go Noodle YouTube Channel (click here for website)

GoNoodle videos encourage children to get moving using dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling exercises.

Bexar County COVID-19 Update

Thursday, July 2nd

Our offices will be closed on July 3rd in observance of the July 4th Holiday.

Wednesday, July 1st

Previous Updates:

Pardon Us As We Work To Archive Updates Prior To May 2020.

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 

  • Our Hands Do More Than Build Seats And Interiors – They Impact Lives.  A Personal Video Message Thanking Our Avanzar Family From Craig Barrows…

Team Member Check-In’s!

 

  • Welcome Back Avanzar!  Here’s A Video On What To Expect When You Return: 

  • Friday, April 24, 2020 

  • A Video Message From Berto Guerra Jr. , Chairman & CEO ( see below)

  • A Letter From Berto Guerra Jr. Chairman & CEO with additional details about Week Six: 4.26.20 – 5.1.20 (see below)

  • Please check back weekdays for updated messaging as we ramp up towards our return!

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Friday April 10, 2020 Update:

Is your spouse, child, or grandchild an essential worker currently working in SA or another city?  We'd like to honor them! Click Here
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  • Friday, April 24, 2020 

  • A Video Message From Berto Guerra Jr. , Chairman & CEO ( see below)

  • A Letter From Berto Guerra Jr. Chairman & CEO with additional details about Week Six: 4.26.20 – 5.1.20 (see below)

  • Please check back weekdays for updated messaging as we ramp up towards our May 4th return!

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020

  • Cloth Mask Update

  • Avanzar Smoking Update

Monday, April 20, 2020 Update:

The South Gate will be closed 4/20 – 4/27  – all team members currently reporting to the plant will need to use the Main Gate.

Thursday April 16, 2020 Update:

  • San Antonio Director of Metro Health – Face Masks In Public: Video

Wednesday April 15, 2020 Update: 

Tuesday April 14, 2020 Updates (Click Item To View):

Monday April 13, 2020 Update:

Thursday April 9, 2020:

Our Avanzar leadership is finalizing a plan for the plant closure through 5/4/20.  We will post an update here on our website by 5pm tomorrow April 10th.  We appreciate your thoughts, messages, prayers and patience as together we navigate these difficult times.

 

Wednesday April 8, 2020:

This morning Toyota announced an extension of the plant shutdown to resume production on 5/4/20.  Our leadership team is meeting to discuss next steps and as soon as it is finalized, we will post an update here. We appreciate your prayers and patience as together we navigate these difficult times.  

Tuesday April 7, 2020 Update: 
 
  • Monday April 6th Update Below:
  • Avanzar Cleaning & Sanitizing Photos Added
  • Avanzar Family Lego Competition: click here for details!
  • SA Mayor Ron Nirenberg: click to watch 4/6/20 Video Update
  • Positive Team Member messages have been coming in daily.  See slides below with messages sent in from team members.  Do you want to give a positive or encouraging shout out to your team or leadership?  Send it to us at:  Questions@Avanzar.com and we’ll update daily!
  • Questions?  Check our Frequently Asked Question Guide Click Here or you can email us at Questions@Avanzar.com
Avanzar Team Member Messages
I’ve worked a couple of jobs in my past and I have never felt more loved and appreciated as I have been working here at Avanzar for the last four years. I am grateful for everything. I really appreciate everything from the staff calling me, to the highest management of Berto. From my family to y’all, we are grateful for everything and I understand that all you have done is from y’all hearts to us, it’s not required by anyone, it is a gift of love and respect and honor. I would hope all other team members would agree when I say once again it’s a giving from the heart, not requirement, thanks again and blessings to all of y’all .. Avanzar strong 🤛... thank you , Alvin Duque
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Avanzar Team Member Messages
“To all Avanzar employees, I am hoping and praying for everyone's safety, I know how hard and difficult our situation right now, but GOD is always with us don't stop praying everything will be alright. To our CEO Sir Berto, thank u so much for the Love and Care for all of us your employees/family just to let u know you are greatly appreciated. The best CEO I've known who cares so much for everybody. SIR thank u so much, and to all the supervisors and HR who always give us an updates on everything i also THANK you for the concerns and for the hard work, you guys are awesome, again thank you and stay safe, GODBLESS AVANZAR!!
Avanzar Team Member Messages
 Hopefullly all HR staff is doing well and being safe  I thank you for your communications, concerns and ability to pay us through this tough times.  Hope team members and staff stay healthy an safe.  May God bless us all  You are doing a good job!
Avanzar Team Member Messages
 Thank you for keeping us updated and especially paid.  Hope all are doing well and God bless family and loved ones.  Thank you all for great communication and what the company is providing. (Pay, communication, concern about employees, etc.)  Be safe be careful
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Avanzar Team Member Messages
 This is Corey Porter and myself and my wife Ruzel Lubiano would like to thank Berto personally...Sir you're a good man and thank you for taking care of us...you're the epitome of what a CEO should be...god bless you and thank you Sincerely, Corey and Ruzel Porter
Avanzar Team Member Messages
• I'm ready to get back to work, if you need volunteers to setup the working areas before we start working, I'm available. Appreciate the enormous effort you all have been making to keep us safe and that's my feeling, safe. Thank you!
Avanzar Team Member Messages
 Keep up the good work and keep us updated on shutdown  God bless ya'll and hope ya'll are safe  Great job  Thank you for all you've done for us. I hope to get back to work soon with all my coworkers. .
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Avanzar Team Member Messages
 I can’t find enough words to thank Avanzar and it’s leadership team for the awesome support and concern we receive.  I do appreciate the value you have for our Team Members.. I feel fortunate working for this Company.. Avanzar!!  Thanks for what you are doing for us..  Thank you for all that you are doing! Take care and stay safe  Thank you for all your support in this time If need  Thank you for all the hard work you guys have been doing  Thank you for all you have done
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Avanzar Team Member Messages
 Everyone is doing a great job regarding the situation  I’m really proud to work at a place where we are informed and given so much in detail of what’s going on. Our HR department is doing awesome by calling us and sending us messages showing great concern for my family. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart  I do appreciate the value you have for our Team Members.. I feel fortunate working for this Company.. Avanzar!!  Thanks for what you are doing for us..  Thank you for all that you are doing! Take care and stay safe  Thank you for all your support in this time If need  Thank you for all the hard work you guys have been doing  Thank you for all you have done
Avanzar Team Member Messages
 God Bless us all my brothers & sisters in these tough times.  Thank you  Appreciate everything they're doing, especially Berto, proud to say I'm a team member for 14 years.  I just hope everyone and their families come out safe and healthy and it is absolutely safe to return to work when we are able  Avanzar is keeping us informed with updates. Thank you! It's awesome!  Thank you for checking in with the phone calls, updates, and answering our questions as best to your knowlegde.  Thank you beto for keeping our families in mind as well as HR  Just keep up the great work y’all are doing!  god bless u all, stay safe
Avanzar Team Member Messages
 Tell our CEO thank you for everything he’s done for us  Stay safe  Thank you for the simple act of :Caring reaching out to the avanzar 👪 in a time of uncertainty Sharing your warm regards being the hand on the shoulders of many who have their head in their hands not knowing what's to come and saying its gonna be ok. Thank you.  Thank y’all, y’all are amazing team! Blessed to be apart of this team and company!!
Avanzar Team Member Messages
 Keep on doing what you are doing because we are Avanzar!!  Thank you for your Hard work  I'm praying for everyone to make it back safe along with your families and to show you all the same concerns you all have for us thank you for checking up on me and all my coworkers. Thank you  Thank you for supplying us with income during this pandemic.. its greatly appreciated...
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Avanzar values the health and safety of everyone – our families, friends and communities. With the spread of the coronavirus, we join many other organizations and businesses across the country in taking action to help protect the health and safety of the population. We are closely monitoring the situation through trustworthy sources such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Below is a Video Message Posted on 3/26/20:

Avanzar Team Member Connection Corner:

Click on the links below to read past communications: 

In addition to our customary thorough cleaning practices, the plant and all offices at Avanzar will also be going through a deep sanitizing using cleaning products recommended by the International Sanitation Supply Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

We want to remind everyone again to do the following to help stop the Coronavirus from spreading:

  • Avoid groups 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Sneeze or cough into your sleeve to avoid spreading germs with your hands.
 

July 1st

1 de abril de 2020:

Avanzar valora la salud y la seguridad de todos los que nos rodean, y la de sus familias, amigos y comunidades. Con la propagación del coronavirus, nos unimos a muchas otras organizaciones y empresas en todo el país para tomar medidas para ayudar a proteger la salud y la seguridad de la población. Estamos monitoreando de cerca la situación a través de fuentes confiables como el Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).

Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para leer las últimas comunicaciones:

23 de marzo de 2020: – Lista de contactos de beneficios para empleados

20 de marzo de 2020: Una carta de Berto Guerra Jr. Presidente y CEO

Línea directa de SA Metro Health COVID-19: 210-207-5779

 

Además de nuestras prácticas habituales de limpieza exhaustiva, la planta y todas las oficinas de Avanzar también se someterán a una desinfección profunda utilizando productos de limpieza recomendados por la Asociación Internacional de Suministros de Saneamiento y la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EE. UU.

Queremos recordarles a todos nuevamente que hagan lo siguiente para ayudar a detener la propagación del Coronavirus: Evitar grupos Lávese las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos. 

Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol. 

Evitar tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca. Evitar el contacto cercano con personas que están enfermas.

 Estornude o tosa en la manga para evitar propagar gérmenes con las manos.

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