Mattie Shaw is currently attending the University of South Florida, pursuing a Master of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health. Mattie is concentrating on Leadership while also pursuing a graduate certificate in Children’s Mental Health. Mattie has a passion for mental health advocacy and is working toward becoming a program supervisor for a residential facility. Mattie will be researching how COVID-19 has impacted residential facilities, and what these facilities are doing to remain open and functioning. Concepts such as social distancing have caused challenges for these residential facilities. The purpose of this project is to research those challenges further and articulate what solutions can make a difference during and after this pandemic. Mattie is excited to be a part of such a relevant and vital topic, and be able to assist the Children’s Mental Health Network in providing recent, and up-to-date information to the community on the impact COVID-19 is having on residential facilities.