For this week’s consumer story, one of our consumers who wishes to remain anonymous shared with us her experience working with Independence Now. This consumer was referred to us from DORS and was seeking support resources to learn how to self-advocate. After working with Shannon and Independence Now, she says, “I’ve learned how to build[…]
Independence Now was so very pleased to work with Musa, a consumer who reached out to us for support to live independently. Musa sent us this message to kick off 2021 and we’d like to express our gratitude right back for allowing us to work with him. “I would like to start off the New[…]
The following poem was written by an Independence Now community member and was “Inspired by those with such good hearts and souls they bring out the best in you.” To be patient and kind is a gift rare received. To reach deep inside and find deeper meaning. To look beyond the surface of what your[…]
“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[…]
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.”