This has been a very exciting month for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania. On May 19, we participated in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community to raise money to support Living Well Transport Services—a program that provides safe, accessible, affordable transportation to individuals with disabilities and older adults in our region. The CILCP team is humbled by the support from our community and pleased to announce we have raised $19,680 to subsidize rider fees.
On behalf of the CILCP, and the individuals who will be able to access Living Well Transport services as a result of these donations, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the individuals and organizations who have contributed to this worthy cause. I’d also like to recognize our dedicated Board of Directors for the outreach they conducted on behalf of Living Well Transport Services, and the following individuals and organizations who made significant contributions:
- Reager & Adler, PC
- RSR Realtors, Bill Rothman
- The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
- Gannon Associates
- Ted and Shelley Adler
- Theresa and Brian Mack
- Sam and Joyce Reed
- Carl Schleicher
- Maxie Wiley
Thank you for investing in our mission to expand independence for people with disabilities and older adults through flexible transportation opportunities. Donations are accepted through June 30.
CEO, Center for Independent Living of Central Pa. (CILCP)
CILCP “Makes it Rain” at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
We braved the weather to raise funds for Living Well Transport Services. Check out the event highlights.
Press Release: CILCP Purchases a New Accessible Van to Provide Transportation Through Living Well Transport Services
Our new Living Well Transport Services’ vehicle can accommodate six wheelchair users at one time! Read the press release announcement.
Living Well Transport Services
Discover the services that are assisting people with disabilities and older adults in overcoming the barrier to transportation in our region. Discover Living Well Transport.
Life-Changer of the Month
She’s in charge of developing and advocating for innovative programs that expand independence for people with disabilities. Meet one of CILCP’s movers and shakers-Sharon Behun.
CILCP Partners with PANO to Produce a Six-Part Webinar Series Introducing PA Nonprofits to the World of Disabilities
Our staff has teamed up with individuals from the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) to offer a six-part webinar series that will provide nonprofit leaders with the tips, tools, dos and donts of disability inclusion. This series will broaden participant’s understanding of diverse disabilities and provide them with the resources to expand the inclusivity of their organization.
Help us spread the word! Encourage individuals in your network to join us for any of the six webinars below:
Disability Awareness & Disability Etiquette – June 28
Disability Law – July 25
Hearing Loss 101 – August 29
Introduction to Blindness & Deafblindness – September 12
Access & Accessibility: 2010 ADA Standards – October 22
Service Animals…from a Dog’s Perspective! – November 29
PATF Announces an Increase in Maximum Loan Amounts
The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation has recently announced that they’ve increased the maximum amount of money they will extend for 0% interest mini-loans, up to $2,000. Learn more in their May newsletter.
Don’t Forget to Check the CILCP Calendar Regularly for Upcoming Events
This month—we’re planning a picnic for the friends and family of CILCP.
The event will be held:
Friday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
At Little Buffalo State Park (1579 State Park Rd. Newport, PA 17074)