Author: Jeremy Morris

 

FEMA Launched New Preparedness Training for Community-Based Organizations

On September 1, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency launched Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN), a new preparedness training for Community-Based Organizations. CBOs are the food banks, childcare centers, shelters, houses of worship, and small businesses that make our community stronger. When CBOs are unable to continue operating afterRead More

Ohio Home and Community-Based Services Coalition Meeting

Ohio HCBS Coalition’s next meeting is Friday, December 18th at 10 am.

Human Rights Day – December 10th

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10th. It commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights Day dates from 1950, after the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V) inviting all States and interested organizations toRead More

2020 SABE GoVoter Experience Survey

Let us know how your November 3, 2020 voting experience has been whether by mail-in or absentee, in-person by Early or on Election Day. The SABE GoVoter Project wants to know if you had any problems or questions about your voting experience from registering to vote, getting information about candidates,Read More

Gwendolyn Harshaw Receives 2020 Margaret Burley Family Impact Award

2020 OCALI Awards 2020 Margaret Burley Family Impact Award Recipient Gwendolyn Harshaw Gahanna, Ohio Mother, Advocate, Volunteer, Speaker, and Peer Over the past 20 years, Gwendolyn Harshaw has worn several hats, many at the same time. As a mother and advocate, she pursued services, information, and networks to ensure her sonRead More

Ohio SILC seeking proposals from Centers for Independent Living

The Ohio SILC is seeking proposals from Centers for Independent Living that can assist in the formation of a training program on advocacy in health care as directed by the Community Advancement and Advocacy Committee. Goals and Objectives To create a training series that can be utilized by CILs toRead More

Disability Rights Ohio Voter Hotline on Election Day

Disability Rights Ohio operates a voter hotline on Election Day during the hours the polls are open, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  They will have live phone operators and back up attorneys ready all day to provide legal assistance.  Voters with disabilities, their families, friends or caregivers should callRead More

Notice of Funds Available: Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis

Notice of Funds Available Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis About the Project The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will create opportunities for Ohioans with paralysis, and their family/support systems, to increase the education and development of skills needed to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency/disaster includingRead More

Notice of Funds Available: Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis Ramps and Home Modifications Project

Notice of Funds Available Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Paralysis Ramps and Home Modifications Project The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will create opportunities for Non-profit community organizations to distribute funding for Ramps and Home Modifications to Ohioans with paralysis. Applicants are encouraged to develop a process to distributeRead More

New Coalition Urges Swift Action on Home and Community Based Services

Today, the Ohio Home and Community Based Services Coalition (OHCBSC) had a first official meeting, including over 50  member organizations and self-advocates. Prior to the public launch, the Coalition—a diverse group representing consumers, providers, non-profits, and other advocates—sent a letter to the DeWine administration and the General Assembly, urging keyRead More