Doorway to Independence

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A presentation of the free services provided by the Red Rock Center for Independence, a 501(c)(3) Independent Living Center that helps people with disabilities become more independent.

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  • 1st four are Core services. Some additional services we provide are listed
  • Doorway to Independence

    1. 1. “Doorway to Independence”<br />
    2. 2. Information and Referral<br />Peer Support<br />Independent Living Skills Training<br />Advocacy<br />Assistive Technology<br />Equipment Loan Bank<br />Older Blind Program<br />Nursing Home Transition Program<br />Independent Living Services<br />
    3. 3. Peer Support<br />
    4. 4. Disability Awareness<br />Health Fairs & other Community Events<br />
    5. 5. Community Involvement & Disability Awareness<br />Trainings and Meetings in the Community<br />5K Run, Walk & Roll<br />
    6. 6. Peer Support Training<br />
    7. 7. Independent Living Skills Training<br /><ul><li>Coping Skills
    8. 8. Personal Care
    9. 9. Social Skills
    10. 10. Financial Management
    11. 11. Household Management
    12. 12. Inclusion Opportunities
    13. 13. Communication Accommodations
    14. 14. Other Topics Upon Request</li></li></ul><li>IndividualADVOCACY<br />Empowering individuals to access services from the community.<br />This man was empowered to advocate for himself with the City. He was able to convince the City to make a local fishing hole accessible for his wheelchair.<br />
    15. 15. Systems Advocacy<br />Involvement in <br />Local :<br />Initiating changes in the community that make it easier for people with disabilities to live independently in their community.<br /><ul><li>Events
    16. 16. Committees
    17. 17. Advocacy Groups
    18. 18. Government </li></li></ul><li>Initiating Change at the Library<br />
    19. 19. Initiating Change in the Education of People with Disabilities<br />
    20. 20. Nursing Home Transition Program<br />
    21. 21. Disability & Homelessness<br />Homeless?<br />Moving from one person’s home to another with no place of one’s own.<br />Living in a Nursing Home without any resources to move out.<br />Living on the street or in a car.<br />INTERESTING FACT:<br />43% of men who are homeless are disabled veterans. http://oldtimer.wordpress.com<br />People with Disabilities are often a large percentage of those who are chronically homeless through no fault of their own<br />
    22. 22. Some time ago Chris was homeless in Cedar City<br />After a divorce Chris, who’d lost his leg in a vehicle accident, was forced to move from home to home depending on the generosity of friends.<br />At times he even lived on the street.<br />
    23. 23. Chris Continued: Insult to Injury<br />These stays at friends were punctuated by long stays in Nursing Homes.<br />Where he recovered from injuries sustained from living in places that did not accommodate for his disability.<br />
    24. 24. Chris and Jordi,Red Rock Center’s Nursing Home Transition Coordinator<br />Jordi met Chris while he was in a Nursing Home.<br />She provided advocacy, resources and encouragement.<br />Chris provided the enthusiasm and willingness to work to leave the Nursing Home.<br />And….<br />
    25. 25. Now Chris has an accessible apartment to call home.<br />
    26. 26. Assistive Technology<br />
    27. 27. A little thing like a ramp can make the difference between independence and isolation<br />BEFORE <br />AFTER<br />
    28. 28. AFTER<br />BEFORE<br />
    29. 29. Trailers are an affordable home for someone with a disability. But they are not build to be accessible.<br />BEFORE<br />AFTER<br />
    30. 30. Trailers are an affordable home for someone with a disability. But they are not build to be accessible.<br />BEFORE<br />AFTER<br />
    31. 31. Trailers are an affordable home for someone with a disability. But they are not build to be accessible.<br />BEFORE<br />AFTER<br />
    32. 32. Rulon with his new lift chair & walker<br />
    33. 33. Rulon’sPorch<br />AFTER – on new ramp and motorized wheelchair<br />BEFORE<br />
    34. 34. Cynthia with new power chair and ramp<br />
    35. 35. Debbie can get out of her house safely now<br />BEFORE<br />AFTER<br />
    36. 36. The Building Process<br />
    37. 37. Newly Accessible Places<br />Stair Lift<br />Bathroom<br />
    38. 38. Roll-in Shower Modification <br />
    39. 39. HalloweenParty 2009<br />
    40. 40. Community Integration Events<br />Christmas Gala 2009<br />
    41. 41. Independent Living Statewide VISTA Project volunteers<br />Inclusion<br />Justice<br />Deborah Vicencio<br />Cliff Roderick<br />Empowerment<br />Integration<br />
    42. 42. The Annual ADA March & Celebration<br />
    43. 43. ADA March & Celebration St. George 2007<br />
    44. 44. ADA March & Celebration Richfield - 2007<br />
    45. 45. ADA March & Celebration Richfield – 2007 pt. 2<br />Cliff Roderick – VISTA<br />Volunteer Project<br />
    46. 46. Consumer Education<br />Low Vision Consumers Learn to modify hobbies.<br />
    47. 47. Low Vision Students Learn to modify their kitchen and cooking methods with the assistance of Red Rock Center & DSBVI.<br />
    48. 48. Red Rock Staff<br />Kelly <br />Garry <br />Chris <br />Kim<br />Don<br />Bacco<br />Melody<br />Jordi <br />Jim<br />Ceil <br />Morris<br />Tina<br />

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