Please Read This Open Letter From Above Coalition of Social Services Providers:
The services you depend upon need your help now!
The California State Legislature and Governor are considering funding all of the services provided to people with developmental disabilities. California’s economy is improving drastically and the revenues available for critically needed services are higher than they have been in many years. The additional funds are there to provide needed assistance to our community services. (click here to read more)
(*click here to download a sample letter)
TICKETS FOR 2ND ANNUAL CONCERT TO BENEFIT NEW HORIZONS, FEATURING CLASSIC ROCK BAND "AMERICA," TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
New Horizons' 13th Home Groundbreaking Ceremony
(3/27/15) Today we broke ground on our Reseda Ranch home. It's being built for individuals with special needs who have also been diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's disease.
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|chicER Editorial: State must improve on services for developmentally disabled -
Note-- please share this editorial on your Facebook Pages and on the Facebook Pages of family, friends, State Legislatures, Assemblymembers and the Govenor.
California’s community of individuals with developmental disabilities is in crisis, but few outside that community are aware of it. That needs to change quickly, before things get even worse.
Support for the state’s roughly 280,000 developmentally disabled individuals has declined to such a state that some are no longer receiving levels of service that are mandated federally, much less what a civilized society owes its most vulnerable members. The decline is wrenching not only for those individuals, but for their loved ones and those who help care for them and support them. (to read more click here)
"The ABC's of Special Needs Planning Made Easy"
Workshop Date: Wednesday April 29, 2015
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: New Horizons - Sam’s Cafe
Address: 15725 Parthenia Street
North Hills, CA 91343
RSVP: Naomi Soria
Please be our guest at an important workshop to learn how to protect and providefor those with special needs.
Informative & Educational for Parents, Professionals & Care Givers. Relevant for all ages and types of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
A special discussion will be included about:
- The ABLE Act of 2014
- Special Needs Trusts
- Guardianship and Conservatorship
- Budget Planning
- Social Security
- Letter of Intent.
At The Site of Our Future Reseda Ranch Home a Picture Says a Thousand Words!
Congratulations to all at New Horizons on
the HUD closing of the Reseda Ranch project. This means that we can
commence the groundbreaking for our 13th home, a residence designed for those individuals who have Down syndrome and Alzheimer's/dementia. It's a great day in the valley, and to prove it Board Member and Treasurer Stu Jaffe was so excited upon visiting the site of our future home, he took this
“Selfie” (see if you can find him).
|New Horizons has joined AmazonSmile just in time for the Holidays!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
How it works:
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com),
you'll need to select New Horizons as your charitable organization to
receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.
AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible
purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
So don't forget us today on Cyber Monday, and especially throughout the
holiday shopping season to shop for great deals at AmazonSmile, where
at the same time you can do something good for the New Horizons and the
clients we serve!
"Autism and the present of presence"
by Lena Rivkin
(This article was written for the Autism Support Network.
Lena Rivkin, M.F.A., is an artist and graphologist living in Los Angeles.)
It’s that time of year again when everything speeds up, when TV commercials relentlessly remind us of what people might ‘need’ and we turn ourselves inside out to get everything crossed off our to do lists for the holidays.
Yet we tend to get lost in our lists. We become so consumed by what we need to do that we forget why we are doing it at all. All I see around me are angry drivers, furious shoppers and exhausted parents of baffled children who wonder why their parents are so aggravated when it’s supposed to be the ‘happiest time of the year.’
(To read more click here)
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE on Conservatorships
for caregivers of members of a Los Angeles Regional Center.
WHERE: Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th St. West (Rm 3700)
Lancaster, CA 93534
10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
|New Horizons Receives CARF's Highest Rating
|(8/29/12) - New Horizons received a 3 year accreditation (the highest level) by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Read More
New Horizons "Havana Nights" Gala Fundraiser Silent Auction is open now until 8:30pm on Saturday, April 18. Be sure to bid on our great items. All for a the our clients and the programs and services we provide.
Keep checking back for new items being added all week long! www.bidsocal.com
New Horizons Gala Fundraiser
Los Angeles Equestrian Center
6:00PM - 11:30PM
The Evening's Special Honorees Will Be:
Singer, Actor, Performer - Clay Aiken
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games
PDC- A Brady Business
Cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions,
award honorees, and dancing too!
Click here for more on this
exciting FUNDraising event!
Featuring Perennial Rock Band, America... 2013 LA Music Award Winner Katie Cole... 100.3 The Sound Uncle Joe Benson... and a special "Corporation of Note" award presentation to Galpin Motors!
Tickets go on sale April 1, 2015!
Our 2015 FREE Community Burn Prevention Series co-sponsored by Grossman Burn Foundation and the Fireman's Fund.
New Horizons’ Sam’s Café
15725 Parthenia Street,
North Hills, CA 91343
*Free giveaways at each event*
See dates and subjects below
Thursday, May 14 - BURN CHARACTERISTICS & RISK FACTORS: Learn about safety factors and types of burns.
Wednesdays, June 3 and June 10 - WATER AND ENERGY CONSERVATION: Let ETTA teach you how to save our resources. Special time: 3:00-3:34pm, both days.
Thursday, July 16 - COOKING SAFETY I: Appliance safety; stovetop, oven, and microwave safety.
Thursday, September 17 - COOKING SAFETY 2: Appliance safety, fall prevention and outdoor cooking safety.
Thursday, November 12 - SCALDS AND BATH SAFETY: Checking the hot water heater, bath temperature, and safety measures in the bathroom.
|New Horizons Now Has Meeting Space Available for Rent!
New Horizons has meeting rooms available for evenings and weekends which are ideal for: counseling professionals, educational classes, recreation programs and service clubs. Amenities include: 400 square ft. rooms, Wi-Fi, flat screen monitors, air conditioning, FREE parking, gated fence and security. Prices start at $75.00. For more information contact Aida Velasco at 818-894-0582 or email@example.com
for your next upcoming event!
** We also have a banquet facility for your next big event.
Under Title VI
New Horizons operates its
programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin,
religion, sex, disability (physical or mental), age, genetic information,
marital status, sexual orientation or identity, AIDs/HIV status, medical
condition, political views or affiliations in accordance with Title VI Civil
Rights Act. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by any
unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with New
For more information on New
Horizons’ civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, please
contact Human Resources Director at 818-894-9301, or visit our administrative office at 15725 Parthenia Street, North Hills, CA
91343 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
A complainant may file a
complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filling a
complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator,
East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington,
DC 20590. Title VI is also available in Spanish, Armenian, and Tagolog. If information is needed in
another language, contact 800-555-1212.
New Horizons Celebrates Our Volunteers!
People who have a way of changing the world.
At New Horizons we honor the ordinary people who accomplish the extraordinary through volunteer service and who motivate others to
follow their lead.
From our clients to our staff and Board of Directors, who are volunteers themselves, we say "Thank you!!"
We'll be honoring our volunteers all week long on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to check-in and learn about the good work they do.
Beall asks for 10%...
As you know, Senator Beall (D - San
Jose) has been a champion for developmental services. He has taken the lead in
the Legislature in pushing for funding for our system.
The Senator has written a letter to the chairs of the two subcommittees in
the Legislature that get to review - and possibly change - the developmental
services Budget. In it, he describes the major challenges facing our system,
and asks them to fund the 10% for service providers and regional centers.
This is great news, but it gets better. This isn't just his letter. It can be
signed by any legislator. And it has to be. Senator Beall
needs his colleagues to help him and support this. But the only way they will
is if you ask them to!
Please share this letter with your local legislators (find them here), and ask them if they will sign it and send
it back to Senator Beall. If someone agrees to sign it, please email his Chief of Staff, Sunshine Borelli, so she can
follow up with them! Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are making great progress in
this fight to reform the way our system is funded. This 10% across-the-board
funding increase is a critical first step. And this support letter, if broadly
shared and widely signed, will help make this goal a reality.