All People Accessible Business Project (APAB) Meeting

When: April 13, 2016

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Location: ILCNSCA office 27 Congress St. Suite 107 Salem, MA 01970.

 

Project offers ILCNSCA consumers and supporters a chance to advocate for full access in the community. ILCNSCA will recruit persons with disabilities, and others: especially seniors and youth interested in becoming volunteer APAB Surveyors of ILCNSCA.

 

These Surveyors will conduct accessibility surveys of selected North Shore and Cape Ann Businesses throughout the 25 municipalities of ILCNSCA service area.

 

For more information about APAB or to find out the meeting schedule, contact Shawn McDuff at 978-741-0077 ext. 140, or Smcduff@ilcnsca.org with APAB in the subject

 

For communications accommodations, please RSVP two weeks in advance.ILCNSCA maintains a scent free environment, so please refrain from wearing perfumes or scented products to accommodate persons with chemical sensitivities. Photographs and/or video may be taken for ILCNSCA publication.We will respect all requests to not be photographed, please inform us at time of RSVP or at arrival.

The Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. invites you to attend: Pizza and Movie

 

Featuring the movie: “The 100 Year Old Man Who Went Out the Window and Disappeared”
Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SEiaODjTZw
This is R rated with subtitles when characters not speaking in English, and it can be played if requested in closed caption. Movie run time is close to 2 hours. 

When: Friday, February 5, 2016
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Location: ILCNSCA, 27 Congress St. #107 Salem

Meet at ILCNSCA 27 Congress St. #107, Salem at 5:30 PM to share some pizzas and drinks while watching the movie. To attend this event you must be 18 or older due to the rating of this movie.

 

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to Rosalyn Frontiera by phone at: 978-741-0077 x. 250, or EMAIL rfrontiera@ilcnsca.org with “pizza party” in subject line by Friday, January 28, 2016.

 

Suggested Donation: $4.00 per person with a disability and for PCA, and $8.00 for person without a disability. We will order a variety of pizzas, meat and meatless. Beverage choice will be from diet soda, regular soda, coffee, cocoa and tea.

 

Please request communications accommodations at least two weeks in advance. ILCNSCA is scent-free to accommodate persons with chemical sensitivities. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or scented clothing. At public events photographs and/or video may be taken for ILCNSCA publication. We will respect all requests to not be photographed, please inform us at time of RSVP or arrival.

NERLC Peer Support Group

We will be holding ann ongoing Peer Support Group in Salem at the Independent Living Center of the North Shore. The group will meet on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

 

Contact: Josh Marcus at
Email: jmarcus@nilp.org 
Phone: (978) 500-5764

 

Meeting Place: 27 Congress Street, Suite #107 Salem, MA

Universal Housing Application Assistance Workshop

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
2:00–4:00 PM
ILCNSCA Main Office
27 Congress St., Suite 107
Salem, MA 01970

 

The ILCNSCA is the North Shore and Cape Ann service and advocacy
agency for all persons with disabilities. We are available to assist you with
completion of the Universal Housing application for subsidized housing
across Massachusetts.

 

The need for housing that is affordable, accessible and available by
persons with disabilities or families who have a member with disabilities is
the most common request to ILCNSCA. ILCNSCA will have staff available to
guide you in a group setting to assist you in completing your housing
application.

 

Contact ILCNSCA at 978-741-0077 v, 888-751-0077 toll free, 978-745-1735
TTY, or via e-mail to: smcduff@ilcnsca.org and/or lgiunta@ilcnsca.org with “Housing Application Assistance Appointment” in the subject line to RSVP. We will remind you of
items you must gather for attachment to the application when you
schedule your appointment.

 

Please request communications accommodations at least two weeks in
advance. ILCNSCA is scent-free to accommodate persons with chemical
sensitivities. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or
scented clothing. At public events photographs and/or video may be taken
for ILCNSCA publication. We will respect all requests to not be
photographed, please inform us at time of RSVP or arrival.

 

ILCNSCA is partially funded by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development and the U.S. Department of Housing &
Urban Development.

 

ILCNSCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, ancestry, marital and familial status, income/public assistance, veteran history/military status, genetic information, sexual orientation or disability.

 

ILCNSCA is an equal opportunity employer. Para más información por favor llame a 978-741-0077 V, 978-745-1735 TTY.

 

Act Now to Stop the Bullying of Seniors and Persons with Disabilities in Subsidized Housing in MA

How HUD/Fair Housing impacts our advocacy. And we are making a push for action on Beacon Hill, we ask for your help today.
Act Now to Stop the Bullying.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Our bill, S1984, to create a commission on bullying has passed in the Massachusetts Senate. We are halfway to victory and need to encourage the House to pass the bill now, so that the Governor can sign it and the commission can get to work. We need your help today!
We also have strong new support from Fair Housing at HUD and from legal experts for our efforts to stop bullying, strong support from advocacy organizations, but challenges from some stakeholders in the housing industry. The commission is the best way for all the stakeholders to come together and resolve their differences and find effective solutions.
Letters, email, phone calls
We ask you to contact just two (2) individuals on Beacon Hill (with copies to sponsors):

• Your own state representative Contact information at: http://stopbullyingcoalition.org/Legislators Find a Representative at: https://malegislature.gov/
• The House Ways and Means Chair, Brian S. Dempsey State House Room 243, Boston, MA 02133 Phone: 617-722-2990 Fax: 617-722-2215 Email: Brian.Dempsey@mahouse.gov
• Also please copy to the key sponsors of the bill, Senator Joan Lovely and Representative Brad Hill.
• Joan B. Lovely Senator State House, Room 413A, Boston, MA 02133, Phone: 617-722-1410; Email: Joan.Lovely@masenate.gov; Legislative Director, Anna Roy, Anna.Roy@masenate.gov
• Bradford R. Hill Assistant Minority Leader State House, Room 128, Boston, MA 02133; Phone: 617-722-2100, Email: Brad.Hill@mahouse.gov; Legislative Director, Maura Driscoll. Email: Maura.Driscoll@mahouse.gov
Please reference this bill; Sponsored by Joint Committee on Housing, passed the Senate, now in House Ways and Means
S1984 An Act Resolve creating a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing Joan B. Lovely, Bradford R. Hill, Leah Cole, William N. Brownsberger.
Updates on Fair Housing and HUD
For more about recent developments and background on the legislation, please go to http://stopbullyingcoalition.org/analysis and other posts at http://StopBullyingCoalition.org
On behalf of the stop bullying coalition we thank each of you for your support, for your continuing efforts, and all you do to make a difference
All the best,
Jerry and Jonathan
Jerry Halberstadt Coordinator, Stop Bullying Coalition email: Coordinator@StopBullyingCoalition.org StopBullyingCoalition.org
978.310.9739
Jonathan Gale Associate Coordinator, Stop Bullying Coalition email: Jonathan.Gale@StopBullyingCoalition.org

Copyright © 2016 Stop Bullying Coalition, All rights reserved.
You partnered with and worked with Jonathan Gale on issues of concern to the disability community. Jonathan invites you to receive our newsletter and participate in legislative advocacy to stop bullying.

Our mailing address is:
Stop Bullying Coalition
POB 41
Peabody, MA 01960-0841

Add us to your address book

 

 

Don’t be left out in the cold as health reform unfolds for people with disabilities!


What: Forum on the state’s plans for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), hosted by Disability Advocates Advancing our Healthcare Rights (DAAHR)
When: Thursday, January 14, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 89 South Street., Boston MA 02111 (the NonProfit Center)

The state has proposed massive health reform for people on MassHealth. They want to set up Accountable Care Organizations and Health Homes. They intend to submit a proposal to the federal government by the end of January.

Your health care could improve bigtime—or you could be left out in the cold! Come to a DAAHR Forum on Thursday, January 14, at 1:00 at 89 South Street, Boston, and let Dan Tsai, the MassHealth director, know what health care services are important to you.

Will your PCA and homecare services be protected?
Will you have access to your medical specialists?
Will you have control over your mental health services?
Will the plan support people getting out of nursing homes?
Will there be care that is accessible for people with disabilities?

The event will include a presentation by DAAHR leaders about the upcoming changes, and plenty of time for you to share your questions, ideas, and concerns.

Speak up for healthcare justice!

City of Salem Public Hearing on FY17 Action Plan for Community and Economic Development

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FY17 ACTION PLAN

Notice is hereby given that the City of Salem Department of Planning and Community Development will hold a Public Hearing regarding the City of Salem’s development of its FY17 Action Plan for Community and Economic Development for the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The Action Plan will outline Salem’s housing and community development needs and funding priorities for the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds, which are used to benefit low and moderate income persons.

The Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 in the third floor conference room at 120 Washington Street at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to give citizens the opportunity to comment on the housing and community development needs of Salem’s low to moderate income residents and on the types of activities that should be undertaken to meet these needs. In the event of a meeting cancellation due to inclement weather, this meeting will be rescheduled to January 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Any questions regarding the process should be directed to the Department of Planning and Community Development at 978-619-5685. Written comments may be sent to the Department of Planning and Community Development, 120 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970 by January 21, 2016. 120 Washington Street is handicapped accessible. However, persons will special needs should contact the Department of Planning and Community Development for reasonable accommodation and provide ample time for the request to be arranged.
AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA
PLAN DE ACCION FY17

Se hace de conocimiento general que el Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo Comunitario de la Ciudad de Salem efectuará una Audiencia Pública relacionada con el desarrollo del Plan de Acción para Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico correspondiente al Aňo Fiscal 2017 el cual cubre el período desde Julio 1, 2016 hasta Junio 30, 2017. El Plan de Acción trazará las necesidades de viviendas y desarrollo comunitario de la ciudad de Salem y determinará cuáles recibirán prioridad de financiamento proveniente de los fondos del Bloque de Subvención de Desarrollo Comunitario (Community Development Block Grant—CDBG) y del Programa de Asociaciones para Inversión en la Vivienda (Home Investment Partnerships Program—HOME), los cuales benefician a personas de bajos y moderados ingresos.

La Audiencia Pública se efectuará el Jueves, Enero 21, 2016, en el salón de conferencias del tercer piso de la 120 Washington Street a las 6:00 PM. El propósito de la audiencia es dar oportunidad a la ciudadanía de enunciar sus comentarios acerca de las necesidades de vivienda y desarrollo de la Ciudad de Salem entre los residentes de ingresos bajos y moderados, y qué tipo de actividades deben ser emprendidas para satisfacer esas necesidades. En caso de que se cancele la reunión debido a inclemencia del tiempo, esta reunión se llevara a cabo el 25 de Enero, 2016 a las 6:00 P.M.

Cualquier pregunta refrente al proceso puede ser dirigida al Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo Comunitario de la Ciudad de Salem al 978-619-5685. Comentarios escritos pueden ser enviados al Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo Comunitario, 120 Washington St., Salem, MA 01970 hasta el 21 de Enero, 2016. El edificio del 120 Washington Street es accesible a personas impedidas. Personas con necesidades especiales deben comunicarse con el Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo Comunitario para acomodaciones razonables y proveer tiempo suficiente para que su solicitud pueda ser atendida.