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SEPTA @ LRI during Transportation Dist.

SEPTA will be in the building during Transportation Distribution this Month!

WHAT: SEPTA will provide Consumers with needed Photos for SEPTA IDs and the New Gray Cards (consumer’s attendants ride-free)! What we need to do is Get the Word out to Consumers who need SEPTA Photos and the NEW Gray Cards (consumer’s attendants ride-free). Go Spread the Word!

This will be a great opportunity for our Consumers and we Do Not want anyone to miss out!

WHEN: September 22ND – 27TH (Friday-Wednesday) & October 23rd – 26th (Monday-Thursday)
WHERE: WADE BLANK RM (B) (2nd Floor) of Liberty Resources
TIME: 10AM-3PM 

Any questions you can contact Lynetta Manning 267-765-1515 ext. 158.

Please Read below for important information for consumers. Please Share!
The consumer will need to come to the building to retrieve the Grey Card. This card is ONLY for consumers, the pass can’t be used without the consumer present on Public Transportation.

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September Events

Consumer Satisfaction Survey

Just a friendly reminder that we are still surveying for your satisfaction of services. Consumers will be randomly selected to receive either a paper or phone survey. You do not have to participate but those who do, will be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 gift card. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Quality Management, Mang Shaper, at 215-634-2000 ext. 198.

APPRISE:  The PA State Health Insurance Assistance Program has counselors to help with Medicare Savings.  Call an Independent Living Specialist at Ext. 325 and mention “APPRISE” for more information.

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.

Nicole’s Place: Open for ALL to purchase items for affordable prices J What you will find in the store: Clothes, Purses/Bags, Jewelry/Watches, Shoes, Household Items, Knickknacks, Art Pieces. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 AM -3:00 PM.  Any questions call Chris Ext. 217

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

ReTreads: Consumers may obtain free, clean, inspected, recycled wheelchairs and other devices. ReTreads also accepts used wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment. Open Monday-Wednesday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM and Thursday–Friday, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. Walk-ins welcome, or call Brandon at ext. 272 to set up an appointment.

 

Every Tuesday: Circuit Training #1 at 4:30m in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks @ x382, Pascale Vallee @ x498, or Liam Dougherty @ x195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

 

Every Wednesday: Chair Yoga at 8:30am; Circuit Training #2 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks @ x382, Pascale Vallee @ x498, or Liam Dougherty @ x195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

Every Thursday: Philadelphia City Council, City Hall, Room 400, 10 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 2nd Thursday of the month: @1234 Market Street, 11th Floor,    12-12:30 PM questions from the public are answered. 12:30-2:30 PM Updates about Septa and CCT operations are discussed. Consumer attendance is strongly encouraged. Any questions about these meetings. Please call Chris Ext. 217

 

Every Thursday:  Yoga on the Mat at 3:30pm in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks @ x382, Pascale Vallee @ x498, or Liam Dougherty @ x195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

Every Thursday: Philadelphia City Council, City Hall, Room 400, 10 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).

 

Social Group will reopen on Wednesday September 13, 20 & 27  12:00-2:00 PM: Liberty Resources Wednesday Social Group will be closed from August 23 thru September 6, Enjoy the rest of your summer!! Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

September 1 & 15:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

September 4: Labor Day, Liberty Closed.

September 7 & 21: Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) 1:30-4:30 PM, Oliver Jordan Room. Attorney Lee Awbrey will lend her legal services to LRI. 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 preparing PRO Se complaints with EEOC or PCHR. Call Lee 267-546-1313.

September 7, 14, 21 & 28: English in American Sign Language Class, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Objective: Improving Reading/Writing Skills (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call Patrick, 267-439-4757.

September 8:  Mama Chronicles, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A.   A new group for Disable Mothers.  Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

September 8, 15, 22 & 29:  American Government in American Sign Language Class, 2:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Objective: Understanding how the government works. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call Patrick, 267-439-4757.

September 12: Autism First Support Group of Philadelphia, 1:00-3:00PM. This group meets the second Tuesday every other month beginning in September. People with autism, family, friends, and loved ones are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, call Bill Krebs at ext. 197.

September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 & 17: Introduction to American Sign Language Class, 1:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call John, 267-314-8689.

September 13:  ADAPT Fundraising Lunch, 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.

September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12 & 19: Math Class in ASL, 1:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Learn How to Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Create a budget and Write a check. Call John, 267-314-8689.

September 14:  LRI Board of Directors meeting, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wade Blank A & B Rooms.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

September 15: Consumer Connections, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A.  *Change to schedule- this group now meets the 3rd Friday of the month. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

September 15 & 29:  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.

September 19:  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.

September 20:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

September 15: 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.

September 27:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments!!  Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

 

Taste of Independence, Save the Date! — This year’s Taste of Independence will be held on October 19th from 6-8:30pm at the Sheraton Inn Society Hill. Tickets are $60 for Consumers and Staff, and additional tickets are $125. Contact Mary Jo Rohrer at 215-634-2000 ext. 322 or maryjorohrer@libertyresources.org for more info.
Download the PDF version here: September 2017 Liberty Lite 

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Coalition for Affordable Communities

Join us as we kick off the next Philadelphia City Council session with the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities, demanding Development without Displacement!

When: September 14th from 9:30am-10:30am
Where: City Hall–NE corner near visitor’s entrance
What to wear: your green shirt!
Coalition Affordable Communs.

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Math Class taught in ASL

Taught in American Sign Language for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing consumers led by John Lewis.

Learn How to:
• Add (+)
• Subtract (-)
• Multiply (x)
• Divide ( )
• Create a budget
• Write a check

When: Thursdays, September 14, 2017 to October 19, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: Liberty Resources
112 N 8th Street. Suite 600
Six Floor Ed Robert Room
Philadelphia PA 19107

Space is limited. Register by Friday, September 8, 2017 by emailing or calling John Lewis to reserve your seat: Johnlewis@libertyresources.org or VP: 267-314-8689 & Call Igor Khmil VP: 267-507-1178 or
Email: igorkhmil@libertyresources.org

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Deaf Matters Club

Socialize with old friends and meet new people. Discuss what is happening in the world. This is a group for people who wish to interact through American Sign Language. No interpreters are provided.

When: 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month:
September 15 & 29, 2017
October 13 & 27, 2017
November 10, 2017
January 12 & 26, 2018
February 9 & 23, 2018
March 9 & 23, 2018
December 15 & 29, 2017 April 13 & 27, 2018
May 12 & 26, 2018
June 9 & 23, 2018
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM

Where: Liberty Resources Inc.
112 N. 8th Street, Suite 600
2nd Floor Wade Blank Room (A)
Philadelphia, PA 19107

If you have any questions or concerns, please call:
Harry Barnum VP: 215-600-1536
Igor Khmil VP: 267-507-1178
Patrick Kilgallon VP: 267-439-4757

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Teach Me English

Reading and Writing Skills for people who use ASL as their first language, instructed by Dennis Hart.

CLASS SCHEDULE
When: Thursdays and Fridays starting September 7, 2017 to June 29, 2018 from 10:30am-1pm

Where: Liberty Resources
112 N. 8th Street Suite 600
Ed Robert Room
Philadelphia PA 19107
Space is limited. Email or call Patrick Kilgallon to reserve your seat: Patrickkilgallon@libertyresources.org or VP: 267-439-4757

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Pennsylvania Client Assistance Program (CAP)

Come one, come all!
CAP offers free advocacy and assistance for people with disabilities. Come find out how they can help you. Know your rights.

When: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
Where: Liberty Resources
112 N. 8th Street
Wade Blank Room B
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Program facilitated by Bill Krebs: call 215-634-2000 Ext: 197 by August 16, 2017 to register.

If you need a Sign Language interpreter, please let
Bill know by August 15, 2017.

Snacks and drinks will be provided but feel free to bring something to share as well. Bring a friend!

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American Government in American Sign Language

CLASS SCHEDULE
September 8, 2017 to June 29, 2018
September 8 & 22, 2017 January 5 & 19, 2018
October 6 & 20, 2017 February 2 & 16, 2018
November 3 & 17, 2017 March 2, 16 & 30, 2018
December 8 & 22, 2017 April 6 & 20, 2018
May 4 & 18, 2018
June 2, 16 & 29, 2018

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: Liberty Resources
112 N 8th Street. Suite 600
Ed Robert Room
Philadelphia PA 19107
Space is limited. Email or call Patrick Kilgallon to reserve your seat: patrickkilgallon@libertyresources.org or VP: 267-439-4757

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DRPA Ben Franklin Bike Ramp Board Vote

The Delaware River Port Authority board will meet to vote on contract approval for the long-awaited Ben Franklin bike/ped ramp project. If approved, construction will begin in the fall. Come out to the meeting to show your support! For more info on the project, check out our recent blog post: http://bicyclecoalition.org/ben-franklin-bridge-walkway-ramp-go/#more-196706
Hosted by: Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia 
When: Wednesday, August 16th from 9am-10am
Where: Delaware River Port Authority
One Port Center, 2 Riverside Dr, Camden, New Jersey 08103

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ADAPT Fundraising Lunch 8/9

Spaghetti and meat balls, snacks and a beverage for $7
Prepared by Cassie Holdsworth
Remember, all proceeds benefit disability rights advocacy and activism at the local, state and federal levels.

DATE: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

TIME:  12:00 Noon-until sold out!

Where:  Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor
112 N. 8th Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Cassie sells out quickly so you may want to pre-order to guarantee your lunch. See Nancy, Room 660 or Rodney.

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