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Deaf Advocacy Holiday Party

Enjoy some pictures from the Deaf Advocacy and Outreach Department’s Holiday Party!

If you would like more information about the services provided for deaf and hard of hearing consumers, visit our website: http://www.libertyresources.org/support/deaf.html

Or contact Harry Barnum: 215-634-2000 ext. 792, harrybarnum@libertyresources.org

 

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Tell us about your eviction experience

The Mayor’s Task Force on Eviction Prevention and Response wants to get your input before writing recommendations to the City. A listening group for community members who have experienced eviction or were forced to move will be held Thursday, January 11 at 6:00pm.

This is a chance for YOU to make an impact on the housing stability of Philadelphia residents.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

The event will include small group discussions about the process and impacts of legal and illegal evictions. Food, child care, and SEPTA tokens will be provided.

Interested in coming? Email Charlotte.Edelstein@phila.gov with your name, email address, and whether you plan to use the provided child care.

Learn more about the Task Force at http://www.phila.gov/hhs/accomplishments/Pages/default.aspx

Event Details

Thursday, January 11

6:00pm-8:00pm

801 Market Street, 7th Floor

Building entrance on 8th St

Parking: Street parking (8th, Filbert), Garage at 10th and Filbert

Why Should You Come?

 Influence how the City responds to eviction

 Child care provided at site

 SEPTA tokens given to all participants

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Coat Drive

Tomorrow is the last day to donate a coat to the coat drive! Please drop off gently used/new winter jackets/accessories to Pearl Kamara on the Second floor between 10am and 3pm.

Coat Drive

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January Events

Liberty Resources, Inc. offers Consumers a variety of programs and events each month.  All events take place at LRI, 112 North 8th St., 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.

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.

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 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 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 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 2nd Thursday of the month

SEPTA @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 Shawn Ext. 245.

 

January 1, 2017:

New Year’s Day Observed, Liberty Closed.

January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Wade Blank A Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

January 5 & 19

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.

January 5 & 19

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.

January 5 & 19:

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

January 9

Men with Disabilities Peer Support Group Every 2nd Tuesday of month, 2:00-3:00 PM, 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.

 

January 10

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.

 January 12 & 26:

Deaf Matters, 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, 1:00-4:00 PM, Wade Blank Room.

January 13:

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

January 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.

January 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.

January 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.

January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, & 22

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.

January 18

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

January 17

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

January 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.

TUTORING- If you are interested in setting up a one on one tutoring session for Basic Math, Basic English or GED skills please contact Lauren Alden at x123.

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

 

The Mayor’s Task Force on Eviction Prevention and Response wants to get your input before writing recommendations to the City. A listening group for community members who have experienced eviction or were forced to move will be held Thursday, January 11 at 6:00pm.

This is a chance for YOU to make an impact on the housing stability of Philadelphia residents.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

The event will include small group discussions about the process and impacts of legal and illegal evictions. Food, child care, and SEPTA tokens will be provided.

Interested in coming? Email Charlotte.Edelstein@phila.gov with your name, email address, and whether you plan to use the provided child care.

Learn more about the Task Force at http://www.phila.gov/hhs/accomplishments/Pages/default.aspx

Event Details

Thursday, January 11, 2018

6:00pm-8:00pm

801 Market Street, 7th Floor

Building entrance on 8th St

Parking: Street parking (8th, Filbert), Garage at 10th and Filbert

 

Why Should You Come?

  •  Influence how the City re-sponds to eviction
  •  Child care provided at site
  •  SEPTA tokens given to all participants

 

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December Food Pantry

Food Pantry

LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until the food supply is exhausted.

First come first served.

The Food Pantry is open on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, Second Floor.

Food pantry

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Managed Care Info Session

Come to the Managed Care Information Session where we will discuss the mandates and the new timeline now associated with Managed Care in PA:

As you know, Pennsylvania plans to move long term care services and supports to a system of managed care. Proposed changes could affect delivery of your attendant services and consumer control as well as LRI.

Do you know what Managed Care is and how it will affect your services?

Be an Informed Consumer!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 1-2pm at Liberty Resources, Inc.: 112 N. 8th St., 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Click flyer below for PDF version:
Managed Care info session

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Fashion Show

Join us on Friday, December 1st for a Fashion Show hosted by the ILS Volunteers. It is from 10:30-1:30 in Wade Blank. $3 for staff and $1 suggested donation for Consumers. All proceeds fund Nursing Home Transition.

Liberty Resources, Inc.
112 N. 8th St.,Wade Blank 2nd Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Fashion show flyer

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Sci-Fi Connections Movie

Come over to the Science Fiction Connections Club where we will view a Sci-Fi show or a movie, and then discuss it afterward! It is on 11/29/17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Justin Dart room.

Contact Patrick Kilgallon at patrickkilgallon@libertyresources.org for more info!

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Bill Krebs Honored

Bill Krebs, who runs the You You You Support Group, and our newest social group, Autism First of Philadelphia, was recognized by Vision For Equality last week for his “Determination, Dedication, and Support of Self-Advocates and for Organizing the Self-Advocacy Group You, You, You.”

Congrats, Bill!

Bill Krebs honored by Vision for Equality

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Fire at West Chester Nursing Home

It is with sadness and grief that we share the news about the fire at the Barclay Friends Nursing Home in West Chester. We are thinking of all the consumers and safety officials during this difficult and tragic time:
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/nursing-home-fire-west-chester-pa-barclays-friends-rescue-evacuation-20171117.html?mobi=true

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