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.

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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Our Commitment to #FightRacism

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. 

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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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Upcoming Events To Support You During Quarantine

Emergency Preparedness During a Pandemic

Emergency Preparedness During a Pandemic

Join us and get the latest information and resources for persons with disabilities to make your very own, customized, and COVID-ready emergency plan and go-bag!

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27 April 2021
Spring COVID-19 Update

Spring COVID-19 Update

What does “normal” look like moving forward? Join us as we ask these questions and more of local health officials.

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05 May 2021
Facing COVID Now

Facing COVID Now

Join Dr. Mana K Ali, Ph.D., in a #SafeSpace to discuss #HowWeAreCoping and learn strategies to manage our #ThoughtsAndEmotions.

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17 May 2021

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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