Living Well With A Disability

Living Well With A Disability

CILCP’s Living Well With A Disability Program (LWWD) provides a wide range of services to enhance quality of life beyond the physical measures of well-being.  Often, people with disabilities are unaware or under informed of the vast resources available within their communities. CILCP’s experienced staff can navigate persons with disabilities through the maze of service confusion and program fragmentation and connect them with services that will enable them to live well.

LWWD Services

Youth Transition Services

Provides young adults with tools such as workplace readiness, advocacy, and independent living skills.

Nursing Home Transition (NHT) Services

Coordinates eligible nursing home residents to home and community-based services, while providing housing search and moving assistance.

Consumer Training (Independent Living (IL Skills Trainings)

IL Skills Training offers individuals the opportunity to learn and practice skills needed to live independently in the community.

Peer Support

People with disabilities who have been trained as peer mentors (volunteer, paid or staff) provide either one-on-one or group support to other people with disabilities.  Peer support comes from the idea that people with disabilities have the life experience and knowledge to best assist others in learning to become more independent in their communities.

Advocacy

CILCP’s staff is comprised of committed disability advocates, determined to remove barriers that individuals with all types of disabilities face when attempting to access products, goods, programs, and services that will empower them to live well.

Information & Referral (I & R) 

I & R is the gateway to CILCP services and other community resources for people with and without disabilities.

Contact Brenda Harding-Albert, Community Resource Specialist at BHardingAlbert@cilcp.org or call Brenda at 717-731-1900 x 246 for more information.

Dauphin-Perry County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are a nationwide effort to take a seamless approach in the way we assist seniors and adults with disabilities who need help with activities of daily living. The ADRC in Pennsylvania is known as the PA Link. CILCP staffs the Dauphin County and Perry County PA Link activities.

MIPPA/APPRISE

As a MIPPA grantee, CILCP specifically helps low-income seniors and persons with disabilities to apply for two programs that help pay for their Medicare costs:

This project was supported, in part by grant number 14AAPAMSHI from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.  Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

HOW CAN THE PA LINK ASSIST YOU AND/OR YOUR FAMILY?

  • Easily connects you to local services/supports through any PA Link partner agency
  • Explores existing options to ensure a secure plan for independence
  • Assists with applications to determine funding eligibility
  • Helps seniors and adults with disabilities remain or return to their community because of a disability, an illness or accident, or to transition from an institution back to the community

For more information on PA Link contact your Dauphin & Perry County ADRC Specialist at 1-877-865-4893 or 717-731-1900 x 246.

If you would like more information about the Living Well With A Disability Program, please contact Pam Auer, Director of Living Well Services at pauer@cilcp.org or call CILCP’s toll-free Live Well Hotline at 1-877-865-4893.

 

“They knew I was in a depression. And they made sure that I understood that there was someone there for me.” –Karren Gilchrist

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