Independence Now is pleased to testify in support of the Universal Design for Housing bill. Independence Now is a non profit Center for Independent Living serving people of all ages and disabilities in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. For the past 10 years, housing has been a major focus for our consumers and our advocacy.
In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Laurie Elinoff of The Brain Injury Association of Maryland shares her personal path to advocacy.
At our Annual Women’s Tea, everyone has a story and everyone’s opinion counts. Sometimes, when we go through health issues we can feel alone. This is a time when we can get together and say, “sister, you are not alone!”
As members of NCIL, Independence Now attends visits with our Federal Elected Officials to educate them on areas of significance for the disability community.
The Independence Now team looks back at 2020 and lists all the new ideas that were implemented – and what a list it is!
Read how the Supports Planning Agency (SPA) within Independence Now had a recent individual advocacy success.
Advocacy is an important part of the past and present of CILs and while we have made progress in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, we still have a long way to go.
[Independence Now] helped me learn how to build my own thoughts and opinions about how I would like to live independently, and also how to connect with people in the same program.
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Independence Now reaffirms our commitment to continue the important work of creating a more equitable and safe community for all.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, we sat down with Rochelle Harrod, an Independent Living Specialist at Independence Now and coordinator of our Annual Women’s Tea.