May Revise has been released...
new funding, NO budget reform!
Governor Brown's updated Budget
(called the "May Revise") does not include the
Lanterman Coalition's Budget request. We must act now to fight this outrageous
failure to recognize our system's crisis. Our services, our supports,
and our lives are on the line.
Between NOW and 5pm Wednesday, May 20th, we need
you to call, fax, tweet, and send Facebook messages to key legislative leaders
and tell why it is critically important for them to support the Lanterman Coalition's Budget position. Our system's
continued existence is on the line. If we can't convince them, we all
face another year of grievously inadequate funding. That means more
programs will close. And the threat to the lives of people with developmental
disabilities will loom even larger.
With mere days for you to act, we desperately need you to contact those key legislators and
tell them "#KeepThePromise!" Our programs, our homes, our jobs,
and our lives are in their hands. This can be done by phone, twitter, and just showing up! Three important things you can do RIGHT NOW!
Our Reseda Ranch Home is starting to take form... So exciting!
Thank You Anheuser-Busch!
Cayo, Business Manager, Margaret Drust, Senior People Manager, and Kurt
Peter, Engineering Manager (and New Horizons Board Member) from Van
Nuys Anheuser-Busch Brewery were at New Horizons on Friday, May 1, to
present a $10,000 check to New Horizons Board Chairman John D. Bunzel
and President/CEO Cynthia Sewell. Also pictured in this album is the
forklift donated by Anheuser-Busch and a few clients from the Workshop
where it will be used.
New Horizons has enjoyed a 25 year
relationship with Anheuser-Busch and is very grateful for their many
years of support!
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.
click here to see more!
|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)
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!
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
What's Your Word?!
Jewelry with a message...
Don't forget to visit "My Intent" for a great present for a gift that defines you or someone you love. Enter "newhorizons" at check out and receive 15% off. Visit www.myintent.org, until June 1, 2015. All proceeds go toward New Horizons programs and services.
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 on sale now!
Sponsorships are still available. Contact our Development Department at 818-894-9301
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
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.
Wenesday, August 19 - AMERICAN RED CROSS PUPPET SHOW!
A New Horizons favorite - Come and be entertained and learn more about being prepared for emergencies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
At New Horizons we honor the ordinary people who accomplish the extraordinary through volunteer service and who motivate others to
follow their lead.
If you're interested and have the time to become a volunteer at New Horizons, contact Shade Mokuolu at 818-221-0651 or email@example.com.
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.