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Supports & Services

 

Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB)/ (Low Vision Program)

  • Program supports people 55 years of age and older who face the loss of their personal independence because of a visual impairment.

  • We facilitate three monthly support groups in La Plata and Montezuma counties for seniors who have any vision impairment

  • We also lend adaptive equipment; act as the certifying agency for the free programs The Radio Reading Service of the Rockies and Colorado Talking Book Library; and offer home-adaptation and mobility-training services.

 

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

  • Program provides rental assistance to 75 low-income people/families with disabilities.
  • Under the Federal Section 8 program, funded by the Department of Housing & Urban Development, we provide a rental subsidy to people with disabilities who meet the HUD income requirements.
  • We provide more than clerical support

 

Independent Living

Advocacy: Through systems advocacy, we educate our community on behalf of people with disabilities not only to change society’s attitudes but also to improve physical access to different facilities, such as housing, healthcare and transportation. In addition, through individual advocacy, we train people to take charge of life choices and overcome situations that reduce the potential for independence.

Information and Referral: We connect people with local, regional and national agencies that may give them the support they need.

Peer Support: We match people with similar disabilities who also share similar interests and goals with one another and provide the meeting space so that they can begin to build a supportive relationship and avoid isolation, a common problem among people who have disabilities and that often leads to depression, decreased self-esteem and hopelessness.

Independent Living Skills Training: Upon request, we provide training and problem solving to help people be more independent in different life areas.

 

 


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