2021 Annual Report: Meeting the Need

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What We Do

As an Independent Living Center, we are a one-stop shop for people with disabilities and seniors. We value community partnerships and collaboration to ensure people get connected to the services in our community they need and want. Our services are peer delivered and we work with each individual based on their own unique goals, needs, values, and situations. We support people to come up with their own answers and we strive to make sure that no-one ever feels like we can’t lend a hand.

Enhanced Information & Assistance – Connecting people with disabilities and seniors to needed programs and services related to long term services and supports.

Person Centered Counseling – Assist in identifying goals and needs through a discovery process honoring the individuals needs, preferences and values. Supports connection to public and private funded long term services and supports in the community.

Transition Services – Planning and coordination to assist people in moving from institutional to community settings successfully. Including nursing home and hospital transition.

Short-Term Service Coordination – Provides individuals at risk of entering a nursing home or other institution with expedited coordination of services and supports so people can continue living in their residence of choice.

Independent Living Skills – Developing a wide range of skills consumers need to live self-determined lives. Individual & Systems Advocacy Working to make sure systems are meeting the needs of all people with disabilities.

Assistive Technology – Providing information and guidance around finding and funding appropriate devices to meet individual needs. Providing gently used medical equipment, and loaning and demonstrating other devices.

Personal Assistance – Providing resources and information to assist people to hire and manage personal assistants.

Housing Assistance – Support in finding and maintaining affordable accessible housing.

Fix-It Program Provides minor home repairs and modifications to assist people to live safely in their own homes.

Youth Transition – Services to assist youth ages 14-24 with the transition from a school-based system of services to secondary education, employment, or independent living.

Friendly Visitor & Phone Reassurance – Community volunteers visit isolated older adults and people with disabilities or to provide friendly phone calls to meet socialization needs for isolated adults in Nevada County.

Transportation Vouchers – Providing vouchers for older adults to use on para-transit in Yuba and Sutter Counties, and Lyft vouchers in all communities.

Traumatic Brain Injury – Provides individuals who have sustained a brain injury with a variety of services to support their success and re-integration into the community.

Digital Divide – Provides Chromebooks, setup and training to older adults and people with disabilities to be able to access virtual services and supports.

Voice Options – Provides iPad and application to support individuals with communication disabilities with a voice to express their needs and communicate virtually through phone calls or video chats.

Disability Disaster Access & Resources – Provides education, planning and resources to individuals with disabilities regarding disaster preparedness. Provides direct resources for individuals who rely on power for life sustaining equipment during Public Safety Power Shutoff events.

Dine at Home – Provides restaurant vouchers for seniors and people with disabilities in Yuba & Sutter Counties. This program provides food stability as well as financial support for local restaurants during the COVID pandemic.

Benefits Counseling – Specially trained staff that can answer questions and in some cases provide application assistance for Social Security Disability Benefits.

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