COVID-19 Resource Center

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Serena Jaros
Independent Living COVID Coordinator
240-898-2181
sjaros@innow.org

Serena joined Independence Now in June 2020 to provide dedicated support to our consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been working diligently to organize virtual events, collect and distribute vital information, and coordinate critical resources for our most vulnerable consumers. If you or someone you know is seeking resources during the pandemic, please call Serena 240-898-2181 or send an email sjaros@innow.org.

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Care Calls During Covid

If you live in Prince George's or Montgomery Counties, Independence Now wants to connect!

Do you have a disability or are supporting someone with a disability living independently? Have you or this person expressed loneliness or anxiety due to the pandemic? Our call check in program will be an open ended weekly call to talk and share resources. Topics include general conversation, resources, information, and referral.  We’d also like to hear your recommendations for online group discussions.

News & Updates

Find the latest news and information on critical resources available for our consumers

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Isaiah’s Journey to Independence

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

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Stay Cozy This Winter with Hygge

A winter under quarantine means we’re looking for ways to stay entertained while stuck at home. One way we can do this is to celebrate the Danish art of Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”). This concept cannot be translated to one single word but encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things

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Upcoming Events To Support You During Quarantine

Facing COVID Now

Facing COVID Now

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Community Resources & Information

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Prince George's County
Coronavirus Resource Center
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Montgomery County
COVID-19 Information Portal
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Maryland Office of Peoples Counsel
COVID-19 Resources & Advocacy
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Maryland Department of Disabilities
COVID-19 News & Information
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Administration for Community Living
COVID-19 Resource Center
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Prince George's County
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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Montgomery County
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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