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November 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).

November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252. 

November 2 & 16: 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.

November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 24 & 30: 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.

November 3 & 17: Health and Wellness & Nutrition & Meals:  Skills Training Kitchen 2nd Floor. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Call Lauren, Ext 123.

 November 3 & 17:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

November 3 & 17:  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.

November 7:  Men with Disabilities Peer Support Group Every 2nd Tuesday of month starting 11/7/17.  2:00-3:00pm. Wade Blank B.  Are you a man with a disability?  Come to our Peer support group to discuss a wide variety of topics related to men with disabilities.  Age 18 and over.  If you need an interpreter please contact Rodney, Ext. 299.

November 7, 14, 28 and December 5, 12, 19: 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.

November 8:  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.

November 9, 16, 30 & December 7, 14 & 21: 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.

November 10: Veterans’ Day, Liberty Closed.

November 14: Autism First Philadelphia, 1:00-3:00 pm. This Social group program is for peoples with autism, families, friends, co-worker, old and youth all ages. If need interpreter please contact Bill, Ext. 197.

November 16:  LRI Board of Directors meeting, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wade Blank A & B Rooms.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

November 17: Consumer Connections, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A.  *Change to schedule- this group now meets the 3rd Friday of the month. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

November 17: 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.

November 18:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

November 21:  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.

November 23: Thanksgiving Day, Liberty Closed.

November 24: Day after Thanksgiving Liberty Closed.

November 29:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments!!  Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

Is there a Skills Training Class of interest to you that Liberty does not offer?  If so we are taking suggestions.  Please contact Lauren at x123 or laurenalden@libertyresources.org

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Breast Cancer Screening

Find out what tests are available and which tests you should take:

When: Friday October 20, 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 Bill 215-634-2000 Ext: 197 by October 18, 2017 to Register

If you need a Sign Language interpreter, please let
Bill know by October 16, 2017.

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

 

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CARIE at LRI

A representative from CARIE (Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly) will be at Liberty Resources tomorrow to conduct a Medicare 101 (Basics) training.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Lauren Alden at laurenalden@libertyresources.org.

 

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Transportation Distribution

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

WHAT: SEPTA will provide Consumers with the New Gray Cards (consumer’s attendants ride-free)! The consumer will need to come to the building to obtain the Gray Card. This is an Option and NOT Mandatory! Go Spread the Word!

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

WHEN: Monday October 23rd (WADE BLANK RM B)
Tuesday October 24th (Skills Training RM)
Wednesday October 25th (Skills Training RM)
Thursday October 26th (WADE BLANK RM B)

TIME: 10AM-3PM (2nd Floor) of Liberty Resources

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

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Vote for ADAPT as Favorite Progressive Group

Vote for National ADAPT as your favorite Progressive Group on CREDO Mobile’s website:
https://www.credodonations.com/dxlp?pc=111111&page=home&utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&utm_content

With your help, ADAPT can be awarded money from CREDO, which gives more than $150,000 each month to three progressive groups.

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ADAPT Press Release 9-24-2017

9/24/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ACTION HAPPENING NOW

For More Information:
Bruce Darling: (585) 370-6690
Gregg Beratan: (610) 247-4188
Marilee Adamski-Smith: (715) 204-4152

WHO:  National ADAPT
WHAT:  National ADAPT Petitions AFSCME President to support Disability Integration
WHERE: 7510 Alaska Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC
WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 2017, Currently happening

Disability Advocates Bring the Fight for Deinstitutionalization Home for Union Boss

9/24/17 – Washington, D.C. Activists from the disability rights organization ADAPT are gathering at AFSCME President Lee Saunders’ home in DC to demand that the largest public service employees union support the integration and civil rights of disabled Americans by endorsing the Disability Integration Act.

“ADAPT leadership has worked with AFSCME – even seeking their support crafting DIA’s legislative language before a bill was ever introduced in Congress.  We appreciate the efforts to help ensure that we have the strongest bill possible, however, AFSCME’s behind-the-scenes support is no longer sufficient”, said Mike Oxford, organizer with Kansas ADAPT.

The Disability Integration Act (S910/HR2472) is bipartisan civil rights legislation, introduced by Senator Schumer and Representative Sensenbrenner, which ensures that people with disabilities have the right to live in the community. “This Bill is vital to ensuring disabled people’s freedom is no longer at constant risk to a system that is biased towards our institutionalization.” said Anita Cameron. “I have been a lifelong union supporter, but while our life and liberty are under threat AFSCME remains silent. Their silence as we are being attacked lends support to our oppression.”

ADAPT hopes that in making our appeal directly to Saunders, the union will promptly declare its support for the legislation. “We have a long history of working with unions to promote the rights of disabled people.” said ADAPT community organizer Bruce Darling. “SEIU is a vocal and public supporter of our legislation and AFSCME needs to follow suit and endorse this legislation.”

ADAPT’s history, the issues it is fighting for, and its activities can be found at www.adapt.org<http://www.adapt.org>, the NationalADAPT Facebook page and on Twitter under the hashtag #ADAPTandRESIST.

View PDF version here: Press release 9.24

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November 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).

November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

November 2 & 16: 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.

November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 24 & 30: 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.

November 3 & 17: Health and Wellness & Nutrition & Meals.  Skills Training Kitchen 2nd Floor. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Call Lauren, Ext 123.

November 3 & 17:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

November 3 & 17:  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.

November 7:  Men with Disabilities Peer Support Group Every 2nd Tuesday of month starting 11/7/17.  2:00-3:00pm. Wade Blank B.  Are you a man with a disability?  Come to our Peer support group to discuss a wide variety of topics related to men with disabilities.  Age 18 and over.  If you need an interpreter please contact Rodney, Ext. 299.

November 7, 14, 28 and December 5, 12, 19: 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.

November 8:  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.

November 9, 16, 30 & December 7, 14 & 21: 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.

November 10: Veterans’ Day, Liberty Closed.

November 14: Autism First Philadelphia, 1:00-3:00 pm. This Social group program is for peoples with autism, families, friends, co-worker, old and youth all ages. If need interpreter please contact Bill, Ext. 197.

November 16:  LRI Board of Directors meeting, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wade Blank A & B Rooms.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

November 17: Consumer Connections, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A.  *Change to schedule- this group now meets the 3rd Friday of the month. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

November 17: 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.

November 18:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

November 21:  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.

November 23: Thanksgiving Day, Liberty Closed.

November 24: Day after Thanksgiving Liberty Closed.

November 29:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments!!  Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

 

Is there a Skills Training Class of interest to you that Liberty does not offer?  If so we are taking suggestions.  Please contact Lauren at x123 or laurenalden@libertyresources.org

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NHT Lunch Fundraiser

On Monday, September 25th and Tues, September 26th, we will be having our NHT Luncheon. Attached is the Menu and Specials. Lunch begins at 12noon- until GONE! We will be accepting pre-orders up until 10:30am.

Please REMEMBER-the funds go towards purchasing groceries and IDs for NHT Consumers.

Don’t miss out on a great meal and thank you in advance for your support!

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IT Job Opening

LRI is hiring for an IT Help Desk Specialist. Visit this link to apply: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/934a31a545384ed89710d94b82542e1a-it-helpdesk-specialist-liberty-resources-inc-philadelphia?

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Transportation dist. this month

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

WHAT: SEPTA will provide Consumers with the New Gray Cards (consumer’s attendants ride-free)! What we need to do is Get the Word out to as many Consumers about the NEW Gray Cards (consumer’s attendants ride-free) before Friday! The consumer will need to come to the building to obtain the Gray Card. This is an Option and NOT Mandatory!
WHEN: September 22nd – 27th (Friday-Wednesday)
TIME: 10am-3pm in Wade Blank Rm (B) 2nd Floor of Liberty Resources
Any questions you can contact Lynetta Manning 267-765-1515 ext. 158.

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