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News Horizons

NOVEMBER 2018

Please join us in our mission of "enabling people with disabilities to live independently."

 

"There was a time when people thought "independent living" was limited to "accessible doorways" and "special parking..." but that day is OVER!

THE STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL

INVITES YOU TO A

PUBLIC HEARING

DATE: NOVEMBER 26, 2018

TIME: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

NEW HORIZONS INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER

1111 HAWN AVENUE, SUITE A

SHREVEPORT, LA  71107

 

NEW HORIZONS INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER

3717 GOVERNMENT STREET, SUITE 7

ALEXANDRIA, LA  71302

 

NEW HORIZONS INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER

1401 HUDSON LANE, SUITE 200

MONROE, LA  71201

 

THE WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA) REQUIRES A THREE YEAR STATEPLAN TO BE DEVELOPED FOR THE PROVISION OF INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES.

 

THIS PUBLIC HEARING IS TO ALLOW YOU, THE PUBLIC, AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE COMMENTS,SUGGESTIONS, AND OPINIONS ON THE DRAFT OF THE STATE PLAN FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE PUBLIC HEARING, ARE IN NEED OF ANY SPECIAL SERVICES/ ACCOMMODATIONS FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE, PLEASE CONTACT JESSICA LEWIS AT 225-219-7552, SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

 

iNTERESTED PERSONS MAY ALSO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS UNTIL NOVEMBER 27, 2018 TO:

JESSICA LEWIS

1051 N. THIRD STREET, SUITE 136

BATON ROUGE, LA  70804

 

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STAY TUNED!

THE FIRST ANNUAL

NEW HORIZONS TRINKETS AND TREASURES 

WILL BE HELD ON

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

AND

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

AT THE

LOUISIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

AGRICULTURE BUILDING!

 

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DID YOU KNOW?...

THAT NEW HORIZONS CAN PREPARE AND EFILE YOUR INCOME TAXES YEAR ROUND. IF FOR ANY REASON YOU HAVE MISSED FILING FOR TAX YEARS 2014, 2015, 2016, OR 2017, CALL US TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR FREE TAX PREPARATION APPOINTMENT. CALL 318-671-8131 OR 1-800-219-7327.

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TICKET TO WORK

IF YOU ARE RECEIVING BENEFITS THROUGH THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, YOU MAY HAVE A TICKET TO WORK? New Horizons is an Employment Network through the Social Security Administration. It is our belief that assisting consumers to return to work strongly supports our mission, as financial and economic stability is often a barrier to living independently. Interested applicants should contact Kris Carrier on her direct number at 318-517-0980.

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THE GREEN PROGRAM

"Giving Recycled/Reusable Equipment for Everyday Needs"

The New Horizons GREEN program is always open to donations of durable medical equipment, assistive devices, and medical supplies. Your donations are tax deductible! We are in need of donations now, as we were able to provide many with needed equipment in the local shelters for Harvey evacuees.

If you are in need of durable medical equipment, assistive devices, or medical supplies, please call Jay Cochran at 318-671-8131 or 1-877-219-7327. We are happy to give you what has been donated to us. You may use our GREEN program for temporary or permanent needs.

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REQUEST FOR INTERPRETER

IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF AN INTERPRETER, PLEASE TEXT OR CALL 318-402-7313  OR VP 318-459-9233 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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FREE AMPLIFIED PHONES AND HEARING AIDS
FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS

Call  318-671-8131 or VP 318-459-9233 (Shreveport area)

 Call 318-484-3596 (Alexandria area)

Call 318-323-4374 (Monroe area)

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The Client Assistance Program is housed with The Advocacy Center. The CAP provides free assistance to persons seeking services authorizedunder the Rehabilitation Act. The Advocacy Center (AC) is a statewide non-profit agency providing free legal services to senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

To be eligible for CAP services, an individual must be a Louisiana resident; AND have a physical and/or mental disability; AND be seeking, receiving or denied services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act (such as Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS), American Indian Rehabilitation Services (AIRS), Independent Living or Supported Employment Services). Services provided include Information and Referral, Education and Training, Systems Advocacy, and Individual Case Advocacy.

For assistance: Call 1-800-960-7705 (Voice and TDD) or visit the website at http://www.advocacyla.org

 

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