For those visiting our campus, please use the
entrance on Haskell.
New Horizons awarded
Three-Year CARF Accreditation
New Horizons has been accredited for a period of three years
for our Governance, Achievement Center, Work Services, and Employment Services
program, which include Supported Employment, Direct Placement, External
Situational Assessments, and the Pathways program. This latest accreditation is
the 12th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international
accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to New Horizons.
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting
body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and
improve the quality of their programs and services.
Accreditation is official recognition that our organization is guided by internationally
recognized service standards and best practices.
What does accreditation
mean to the people we serve?
Accreditation demonstrates that our organization has made a specific commitment
to put the needs of our clients at the center of everything we do.
Gov. Brown, more legislators need to hear the
clear message from the developmental
By The Editorial Board
LA Daily News DailyNews.com
(Posted August 10, 2015)
A roundtable of developmental services consumers and
providers at the Lanterman Regional Center in Los Angeles on Aug. 5.
It’s too bad Gov. Jerry Brown couldn’t be there today. He would have
heard heartfelt and moving accounts from about 30 members of the Los Angeles-area developmental community of the effects on them
personally — and on their loved ones — of the state’s woeful, long-term abandonment of their well-being. (To read more, click here)
Acquired Brain Injury & Social Security Disability Benefits
(August 5, 2015) Social Security disability benefits are intended to provide
financial assistance to those who have serious physical or mental health
conditions. The Social Security
Administration (SSA) understands the hardships these families face, which is
why it gives monthly financial benefits to those in need. Although these
benefits are a necessary lifeline for many individuals, qualifying for them can
be a complicated process.
(To read more, click here)
A Message from
President/CEO Cynthia Sewell
(June 26, 2015)
Today, the Commission on
Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) met with the Staff Leadership
Team and Board Chairman John Bunzel to announce their findings of a three day
recertification audit of our workshop, supported employment, achievement
center, and new direct job placement services.
Stan Keepes, CARF
Administrative surveyor, said that we should not be dismayed at so few
recommendations for improvement. He noted that the fact that the
organization was so well prepared demonstrated commitment to continuous
improvement in order to keep pace with CARF’s rigorous standards. (to read more, click here)
New Horizons Makes Budget Cut News!
Developmentally disabled to lose programs if California budget remains stagnant - by Susan Abrams, Los Angeles Daily News, June 9, 2015
The workshop where Destry Walker has been employed for 20 years
swells with the sound of trainees who assemble boxes, operate blister
machines that seal Res-Q-Me keychains in plastic and pack loose can dies
into small bags.
For Walker, the workshop is where he has learned
to become a leader and an advocate, where he earns a paycheck and likes
the feeling of being an independent man.
Without the work program, he said, he’d live a life between four walls and little else.
“I love my job,” the 50-year-old man said one recent day. “It’s like a second home.” (click here to read more)
New Horizons thanks Wells Fargo for their $35,000 support
of programs and services benefitting people with special needs in FY 2015.
|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.
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
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.
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
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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!
|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.
Even in a workplace full of remarkable people, some just stand out. They are the ones who go Above and Beyond and accomplish impressive results.
For their accomplishment, and for having a great impact on the individuals we serve, the following employees have been recognized:
- Robert Thatcher – Residential,
- Mareat Baboomian – Employment Services,
- Catrise Mitchell – Residential,
- Victoria Tarula – Achievement Center,
- Jesse Young – Residential
The Lanterman Coalition Urges Advocates to
Visit District Offices Over the Legislative Recess to Save Developmental
Services in the Special Session
It's been about 4 weeks since the Developmental Services budget
relief was removed from the state budget put into the Special Session and
still no decisions have been made. Meanwhile the urgency for our
community continues to increase and the state of collapse worsens
daily. Please take some time during the legislative recess to meet with
your representative in your district. You can either set up a formal
meeting in their district office or just go to one
of their local events
and talk to them there.
The Lanterman Coalition has developed a variety of talking
points from several perspectives of parents, self-advocates, and
other stakeholders in the developmental services system. For more
information on the severe underfunding of developmental services in
California and the national comparisons check out our research page
that also shows poverty statistics, the affordable housing crisis, early
start, and system audits.
The Lanterman Coalition Fully Supports Senator Jim Beall's SB
2X-1, Across the Board Funding Increase
Ask your representatives
to support SBX2-1, it mandates:
10% increase in the funding paid to a regional center and
to enable the regional center and the regional center's
purchase-of-service vendors to fund certain costs related to minimum wage
The Department of Developmental Services to
develop a 10-year financial sustainability plan