“This is Destin Crosby and I would like to thank Independent Living [sic] for introducing me to DORS to help me start my dog grooming business. They are going to help me get a laptop and help me register for school! I would like to thank Abiola & Independence [Now] for helping me out. Thank[…]
Independence Now is currently recruiting new board members with finance, marketing, or fund development experience.
Like many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, Leon was isolated and missed being in the community. Luckily, through funding from the CARES Act, Independence Now was able to assist Leon with getting a new Chromebook.
“Now that I’m independent once again, it has allowed me to have a peaceful atmosphere…Financial independence also a plus.”
Na’Chelle Kelly wanted to continue her education and get a GED, but unstable housing and shared living spaces combined with her disability made that challenging. Moving into her new apartment as part of the Community Choice Homes program has made all the difference.
Approximately 2 years ago, Anjeanette Randolph started her own jewelry business Queen Bee Creations. Little did she know that when she started it, it would become a fun way to meet new friends and share a fun hobby.
Ben was diagnosed with Epilepsy when he was 18 months old. Today, Ben loves his job and continues to become more independent in his community.
“Being a wheelchair-user, I wasn’t very active and found myself feeling depressed. My physical therapist suggested that weight training might offer me a great way to challenge myself and increase my levels of health and wellness. I took the challenge.”
When you receive a new health diagnosis like diabetes, you need support from family, friends, and medical professionals.
Celebrating Family Caregivers Month enables all of us to celebrate the efforts and increase support for family caregivers.