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Housing for People with Sensory and Mobility Impairments

Click on header to view video of Harry Barnum, Director of Deaf Outreach and Advocacy, announcing available housing units for people with Sensory and Mobility Impairments.

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Disability Pride Week

Join us on Wednesday, June 14th from 11am-3pm to decorate a flag for the Disability Pride Parade which takes place on Saturday, June 17th. The event is free and optional lunch is $7– all profits benefit ADAPT.

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Hurricane Preparedness Week

On Friday, May 12th from 1-4pm, we will be hosting a Hurricane Preparedness session, put on by Deaf Hearing Communication Centre, Inc.

It is open to Consumers and staff.

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Wheelchair Wash and Tune

United Spinal Philadelphia is hosting a Wheelchair Wash and Tune

Come by from 1-3:30pm on June 3rd to get your wheelchair cleaned and polished. It will be at the:

Moss Rehab Hospital: 60 Township Line Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027

You MUST RSVP to attend by emailing unitedspinalphila@gmail.com OR call 215)-991-1828; visit http://unitedspinalphiladelphia.com/event/wheelchair-wash-tune/ for more information

 

 

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PHL Airport Job Fair

Attention Consumers:

Temple University’s Liacouras Center will be hosting a PHL Airport Job Fair on Tuesday, May 16th from 10am-3pm.

Over 200 employers have businesses at the airport. Receive free assistance and tips regarding:

Resume writing

Interviews

Career advice

Computer labs

Interpretation services will be provided. Click below for more info:

https://www.phl.org/Documents/JobFair2017.pdf

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Alerts

There is funding available for the Homelessness Prevention Program!

Households at risk of losing their night-time residence and becoming homeless are eligible to receive assistance, see attachment for program eligibility requirements.  Households can visit the offices located at 5252 N. 13th Street or 1430 N. Cherry Street to apply for assistance.  Hours are Monday- Thursday, 9am-3pm.  For more details please contact the Information line at 215-685-9087.

 

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Senior Housing Applications

St. John Neumann Place, located at 2600 Moore Street, 19145 will be distributing applications to Seniors 62 and older on the following dates:

Friday, May 5, 2017 10am to 3pm

Thursday, May 18, 2017 10am to 1pm

For more information call 610-260-1152

Applicant Qualifications: 

  • Be 62 years  of age or older
  • Meet income qualifications
  • US Citizen or Legal Resident
  • Undergo Criminal and Credit Check
  • Demonstrate History of Satisfactory Housekeeping Habits
  • Provide Acceptable Landlord References

When applying you MUST bring: Driver’s License or State ID, birth certificate, social security card, proof of income and Bank statements.

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Healthcare and Medicaid Alert

Although the ACA replacement didn’t pass in March, the GOP could still destroy your services. Here’s what you need to know:

Medicaid, which is an entitlement program, will remain an entitlement but this bill (AHCA) will change the funding for the program. Presently fee for service , which means you get what you need, will become a Per Capita Cap, so this means the federal government will give the states less and less funds each year to help states with paying for the Medicaid costs.

Under Per Capita Caps, less Federal funding for Medicaid, will mean you can still can go to a nursing home to live.  But your services in your home will be cut, this bill will cut hours, services, case management, change eligibility so less people will be eligible to live in their homes with services.

What to do: call your US Senators Toomey and Casey and your US Representatives now. If you don’t know who to call, contact Liberty Resources at 215-634-2000. Help save your services now!

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Upcoming Events

Disability Pride Week

Join us on Wednesday, June 14th from 11am-3pm to decorate a flag for the Disability Pride Parade which takes place on Saturday, June 17th. The event is free and optional lunch is $7– all profits benefit ADAPT.


Hurricane Preparedness Week

On Friday, May 12th from 1-4pm, we will be hosting a Hurricane Preparedness session, put on by Deaf Hearing Communication Centre, Inc.

It is open to Consumers and staff.


Public Hearing on the City Budget May 3rd at 5pm

Join us at City Hall Rm. 400 for the City Budget. To testify contact Nancy Salandra at 215-634-2000 ext. 116, Morgan Hugo ext. 124, or Bianca Barnes at ext. 391, who are all part of the ILS Department. Topics to discuss:

  • Mayor’s Commission for People with Disabilities 

  • Affordable Accessible Housing

  • SEPTA


Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities April 11th at 9:45am

Join us April 11th on the 4th floor of City Hall for the City Council Budget Hearing on Housing to tell Council that we need a local solution to increase funding for affordable, accessible housing and green space. We are meeting tomorrow from 9:45-noon!


Job opportunity for Consumers posted 2/28/17:

Plan Consultant/ Senior Plan Consultant with Community Bank System, Inc.

Apply here: https://www.communitybankna.com/employment-application.htm


Consumer Connection and Liberty Lite April 2017

April 5, 12, 19 & 26: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

April 5: Consumer Connections, 1:00-2:30 PM, Wade Blank Room A.  Topic: SEPTA and CCT issues. We will discuss your rights as a SEPTA/CCT Rider and learn ways to file a complaint. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

April 7 & 21: Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years old is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

April 12: ADAPT Fundraising, 12:00 PM until sold out! Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor, Prepared by Nancy, Chicken Salad on a croissant homemade brownie & beverage. Just $7. Support the fight for civil rights for people with disabilities! To guarantee your lunch, pre-pay your order with Nancy, Ext. 116 or Rodney, Ext. 299.

April 12: Policy Posse, 1:00-2:30 PM, Bacal Room. Topic: American Health Care Act. What it means for disabled people and how we can protect our rights. Call Morgan, Ext. 124 or Bill, Ext 197.

April 13:  SEPTA Advisory Committee meeting. 12:00-2:30 PM at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street.  Consumer’s experiencing transportation issues with SEPTA/ CCT are encouraged to attend. We will meet at LRI in the 2nd floor reception area and leave at 12 noon to go to SEPTA.

April 14: FAIR Housing Workshop, 1:00-2:30 pm, Wade Blank Room. Do you know your rights as a person with a disability? Are you having difficulty with getting a reasonable accommodation from your landlord? Do you feel you have been discriminated against in your housing search? Join us for a discussion on Fair Housing Rights and learn who you can contact to file a complaint. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP for this event please contact Bianca, Ext. 391.

April 14 & 28: Deaf Matters, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Socialize with old friends and meet new people. Discuss what is happening in the world. Learn about Deaf rights. This is a group for people who wish to interact through American Sign Language. No interpreters are provided.  Call Harry, 215-600-1536.

April 18: LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until food supplies are exhausted. The Food Pantry is open on the third Tuesday of every month! Please bring a bag.

April 19: Personal Resources Management with Tiffany Taylor of Wells Fargo, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Any consumer who wishes to live independently needs to know how to handle their money. They will learn what products and services are available to them. We will share tips on Identity theft and fraud protections as well as safe use of debit and credit cards, and check writing.  ILS staff will give a brief introduction to the 6 week course that will begin in May. Register Now! Please call Rodney Ext. 299.

April 19: Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

April 20: Webinar, 1:30-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Update on the Implementation of Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports presented by the Department of Human Services.

April 21: Getting to Know You & You & You, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.  LRI’s newest social group. The group will meet every 3rd Friday. Call Bill, Ext. 197.

April 26: SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments! Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

Our entrance has moved to 112 N. 8th Street. You will need to use this entrance moving forward. You will no longer be able to enter the building at 801 Arch Street. The elevator in the lobby will only take you to the second floor, where a receptionist will greet you. You will need to take a separate elevator to get to the sixth floor. The receptionist will give you directions if you need them.

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May & June Events

Liberty Resources, Inc. offers Consumers a variety of programs and events each month.  All events take place at LRI, 801 Arch Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  For more information about any activity listed, call LRI’s main number (215-634-2000) and the extension at the end of the listing.

Liberty Home Choices: To enroll in LRI’s attendant agency, call Ext. 617

Every Wednesday:  Legal Advocacy – Temple University’s Law School provides free advice and representation for Consumers on general legal problems. To schedule an appointment, call 215-204-1800.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Nicole’s Place, open 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, 112 N. 8th Street, Second Floor, across from elevators/behind receptionist’s desk. Shop in LRI’s thrift store and support LRI’s programs. Donations for the store are also welcome.  Call Christine, Ext. 217.

ReTreads: By appointment only. Consumers may obtain free clean, inspected, recycled wheelchairs and other devices.  ReTreads also accepts used wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment. Call Ext. 272, leave a message and someone will call you back to set up an appointment.

Peer Support: Connect with other disabled people one-on-one or in group settings. Call Bill ext. 197 or Morgan ext. 124.

Every Thursday: Philadelphia City Council, City Hall, Room 400, 10:00 AM to Noon. Please attend to let Council members know people with disabilities are concerned about issues affecting the city and our Community. Call Harry, 215-600-1536 (VP).

Every Thursday: Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) 12:30-4:30, Oliver Jordan Room.  Attorney Lee Awbrey will lend her legal services to LRI on a weekly basis. She is available to discuss issues consumers may be facing as it relates to employment discrimination and to provide discreet representation, such as assisting with accommodation requests and to preparing pro se complaints with EEOC or PCHR. Call Lee 267-546-1313.

Every Wednesday: Chair Yoga, Level 1 at 8:30am; Circuit Training #1 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks Ext. 382, Pascale Vallee Ext. 498, or Liam Dougherty Ext. 195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

Every Thursday: Circuit Training #2 at 8:30am; Yoga Level 2 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks Ext. 382, Pascale Vallee Ext. 498, or Liam Dougherty Ext. 195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

May 2:  Consumer Advisory Coalition, 1:00-2:00 PM. Wade Blank Room A, 2nd Floor.  Do you have any questions or issues with your home and community based services?  Would you simply like to be a part of a group that meets to discuss these services?  Would you be interested in learning the history of Liberty?  Join us!

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

May 3: Consumer Connections, 1:00-2:30 PM, Wade Blank Room A.  Topic: SEPTA and CCT issues. We will discuss your rights as a SEPTA/CCT Rider and learn ways to file a complaint. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

May 4: Personal Resource Management presents Republic Bank products and services, 1:00-2:30 PM, Wade Blank Room A.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please contact Bianca, Ext. 391

May 5 & 19:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years old is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

May 10: ADAPT Fundraising, 12:00 PM until sold out! Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor, Just $7. Support the fight for civil rights for people with disabilities! To guarantee your lunch, pre-pay your order with Nancy, Ext. 116 or Rodney, Ext. 299.

May 10: Policy Posse, 1:00-2:30 PM, Bacal Room. Topic: Disability Activity and National ADAPT.  What it means for disabled people and how we can protect our rights. Call Morgan, Ext. 124 or Bill, Ext 197.

May 11:  SEPTA Advisory Committee meeting. 12:00-2:30 PM at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street.  Consumer’s experiencing transportation issues with SEPTA/ CCT are encouraged to attend. We will meet at LRI in the 2nd Floor reception area and leave at 12 noon to go to SEPTA.

May 12: Fish Fry Fundraiser, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Skills Training Kitchen.  Platters are $10. Please see the last page for menu. To place an order call Pearl ext. 319. Pre orders preferred and encouraged.

May 12 & 26:  Deaf Matters, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Socialize with old friends and meet new people. Discuss what is happening in the world. Learn about Deaf rights. This is a group for people who wish to interact through American Sign Language. No interpreters are provided.  Call Harry, 215-600-1536.

May 16:  LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until food supplies are exhausted. The Food Pantry is open on the third Tuesday of every month! Please bring a bag.

May 17:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

May 18:  Webinar, 1:30-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Update on the Implementation of Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports presented by the Department of Human Services.

May 18:  LRI Board of Directors meeting, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wade Blank A & B Rooms.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

May 19:  Getting to Know You & You & You, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.  LRI’s newest social group. The group will meet every 3rd Friday. To request an interpreter Call Bill, Ext. 197.

May 29: Memorial Day, Liberty Closed.

May 31:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments!!  Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6: Math Class in ASL, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Learn How to Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Create a budget and Write a check. Call Igor, 267-507-1178.

June 2 & 16:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

June 6: Consumer Advisory Coalition, 1:00-2:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A, 2nd Floor. Do you have any questions or issues with your home and community based services?  Would you simply like to be a part of a group that meets to discuss these services?  Would you be interested in learning the history of Liberty?  Join us!

June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18: Basic Sign Language Class, 1:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call Igor, 267-507-1178.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

June 7: Consumer Connections, Implementation of Managed Care, We will discuss the impact of Managed Care. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

June 9 & 23:  Deaf Matters, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Socialize with old friends and meet new people. Discuss what is happening in the world. Learn about Deaf rights. This is a group for people who wish to interact through American Sign Language. No interpreters are provided.  Call Harry, 215-600-1536.

June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, and 25: MYPA (Managing Your Personal Assistant), 1:00-3:00 PM. Wade Blank Room A. Working with an attendant can pose some challenging situations. Learn how to direct your own care effectively by understanding your attendant care service (your role and responsibilities). Learn the communication tools and techniques proven to maintain a respectful and professional working relationship between you and your attendant(s). Register Now! Please call Bianca Ext. 391.

June 14: ADAPT Fundraising, 12:00 PM until sold out!  Just $7.  Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor. Support the fight for civil rights for people with disabilities! To guarantee your lunch, pre-pay your order with Nancy, Ext. 116 or Rodney, Ext. 299.

June 15:  Webinar, 1:30-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Update on the Implementation of Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports presented by the Department of Human Services.

June 16:  Getting to Know You & You & You, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.  LRI’s newest social group. The group will meet every 3rd Friday. Call Bill, Ext. 197.

June 17: Disability Pride, Celebrate your difference! Celebrate the lives and contributions that disabled people make to the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Location Dilworth Plaza City Hall, 10:00 AM-3:45 PM. Call Alan 267-608-0913 or email him at adaptdan@yahoo.com.

June 20:  LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until food supplies are exhausted. The Food Pantry is open on the third Tuesday of every month! Please bring a bag.

June 21:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

June 28:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments!!  Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

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