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Winners of our 60th Anniversary Opportunity Raffle Announced!

(December 8)

  • First Prize: Diamond Bracelet – Dean Daily
  • Second Prize: 42” Vizio Smart Tv. – Dean Daily
  • Third Prize: Samsung WB350f Camera - Susan Stearns

The winning tickets were picked at this year's "Holiday Cheer"! We thank everyone who participated, as all proceeds go towards New Horizons programs and services. 


amazon smileNew 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!


2014 the Year of the Community

The 45th anniversary of the signing of the Lanterman Act is an appropriate time to reaffirm our commitment to the act, and renew our investment in the community system.

A Resolution introduced by California State Senator DeLeon proclaims the year of 2014 as the “Year of the Community,” and declares that the Legislature will actively promote the rights of persons with developmental disabilities and their full inclusion into community life. Numerous co-authors signed on to this Resolution, including HRC area legislators Ian Calderon, Cristina Garcia, Bonnie Lowenthal, Al Muratsuchi, and Anthony Rendon.The Resolution was chaptered by the Secretary of State on June 14, 2014.  To read it in full... click here.



Lena Rivkin December

"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  Bet TZ
for caregivers of members of a Los Angeles Regional Center.
WHERE: Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th St. West (Rm 3700)
Lancaster, CA 93534
WHEN: Fridays
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


Upcoming Events 

 holiday angels clip artHoliday Angels Accepting Donations for Homeless Cats and Dogs Through December 19!

From now until December 19 clients from the Workshop will be accepting donations for Best Friends Animal Shelter. Items such as dog food, cat food, towels, blankets, pillows, treats, harnesses, leashes, scratching posts, and toys are being requested to give to homeless dogs and cats during this holiday season.

There's no better way to share the spirit of giving than to give to those in need. To donate to this special project just drop off your items at New Horizons, which is located at
15725 Parthenia Street in North Hills
.  There are decorated bins located around campus and in our Annex building lobby.  Our clients love to give back.  With your help they can!  Click here for more information.

New Horizons Now Has Meeting Space Available for Rent! 

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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 avelasco@newhorizons-sfv.org for your next upcoming event!

** We also have a banquet facility for your next big event. 


 

 

 

 
Let your voice
We ask that you join us in this important effort
Help create a safety net for our Direct Support Professionals by urging your legislatures to help increase rates paid to regional service providers by 5% annually beginning in fiscal year 2014 - 2015.

To find out who your State Senate and Assembly representatives are, go to:
findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov. For letters which can be filled out and send to Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra, 39th District; Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, 46th District; and Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, 45th District, click here.


Your Rights
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 Horizons.

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 not available in Armenian and Tagolog.  If information is needed in another language, contact 800-555-1212.


TITLE VI
En Espanol

New Horizons opera sus programas y servicios sin distinción de raza, color y origen nacional, religión, sexo, discapacidad (física o mental), edad, información genética, estado civil, orientación sexual o identidad, estado de SIDA / VIH, condición médica, puntos de vista políticos o afiliaciones en conformidad con la Ley de Derechos Civiles del Título VI.  Cualquier persona que considere haber sido agraviado por cualquier práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI puede presentar una queja con New Horizons.

Para obtener más información sobre el programa de derechos civiles de New Horizons y los procedimientos para presentar una queja, por favor póngase en contacto con Director de Recursos Humanos al número 818-894-9301, por correo electrónico o visitar nuestra oficina administrativa ubicada en el 15725 Parthenia St., North Hills, CA 91343 de 8:30 am - 04:30 pm de lunes a viernes.

Un demandante puede presentar una queja directamente con la Federal Transit Administration (Administración Federal de Tránsito), presentando una queja a la dirección Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.  Si se necesita información en otro idioma, comuníquese al número 800-555-1212.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
       
       
       
       
 
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