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concert 2015                       

Featuring AMERICA with Katie Cole, 100.3 The Sound's "Uncle Joe" Benson, and a special presentation to Galpin Motors.

For pictures, click here!

 




Cynthia Sewell 2014-2015A Message from
President/CEO Cynthia Sewell

(June 26, 2015)

Dear Friend:

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)




Daily NewsNew 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 blisterDestry and Daily News 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)


Wells Fargo Donation

(6/3/2015)

New Horizons thanks Wells Fargo for their $35,000 support of programs and services benefitting people with special needs in FY 2015.



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!

 


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.

 


Upcoming Events 

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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
3:00pm—4pm

*Free giveaways at each event*
See dates and subjects below

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! 

meeting room 2

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. 


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 also available in Spanish, Armenian, and Tagolog.  If information is needed in another language, contact 800-555-1212.

 

 

 
Volunteers
Everyday Heroes!

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 smokuolu@newhorizons-sfv.org.
Thank you!

Golf Volunteers

 


 

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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:

  • A 10% increase in the funding paid to a regional center and purchase-of-service vendors;
  • Funding to enable the regional center and the regional center's purchase-of-service vendors to fund certain costs related to minimum wage requirements; and

The Department of Developmental Services to develop a 10-year financial sustainability plan

       
       
       
       
       
 
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