April was designated as Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month to bring greater understanding to limb loss and to educate people about what it’s like to live with limb loss and limb difference.
Michelle Lindsay, Independence Now’s 2020 Deborah Jackson Rising Star award recipient, shared with us how she got started with Independence Now and what she’d say to others seeking resources and support to live independently.
In the Spring of 2020, Julian wished to move out of a Nursing Facility and into the community. A friend put him in touch with our Money Follows the Person (MFP) Peer Outreach staff who talked with him about housing options.
Independence Now Board Member, Jamie Freeny, recently sat down with us and shared what Independence Now means to him. Jamie worked at IN early in his career and came back to the IN “family” to serve on the board.
David Mitchell, Director of MD-WIN, Maryland’s WIPA Project, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
Keith Kelly was seeking a place to live on his own and heard about Independence Now (IN) from some friends. He worked with a team at IN including Shannon Minnick, Director of Independent Living Services; Abiola Heyliger, Montgomery County Independent Living Specialist; and Debra Potts, Independent Living Housing Specialist. Keith says he has become more[…]
Maryland Youth Leadership Forum alumnus Noah, Class of 2020, shared his thoughts on his experience with Independence Now. “I learned how to write a poem. Maryland Youth Leadership Forum impacted me by showing me how to live independently and showing that I am a leader for my rights. My experience with the Youth Leadership Forum[…]
At the start of services, Isaiah was a living in a nursing facility in Prince Georges County and was in the process of transiting to a Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) group home. Isaiah was only 23 at the time. He acquired his disability at age 14 from a traumatic brain injury that caused him to[…]
Today, we honor one of the great champions of civil rights and human dignity, a man who brought hope and progress through peaceful protest and advocacy. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dedication to addressing discrimination left a historic legacy and continues to inspire generations of advocates to advance his work for justice. Independence Now was proud[…]