Housing WorkshopAre you searching for Housing or considering moving? One of the most significant barriers faced to living independently today in the community is the lack of affordable, available, accessible housing. Join IA at our Housing Workshops on the third Wednesday of each month. Sessions will be at Independence Associates from 1:30 - 3:30. Topics may include:
- Learning about housing options
- How to search for housing
- Where to search for housing
- How to fill out housing applications
- And more!
Statewide Independent Living Education DayThe Annual IL Education Day is usually held in April. Staff and Consumers from IA traveled to the State House to join the other 10 Independent Living Centers and other advocates in educating our legislators.
Annual Holiday Open HouseBrockton's annual Holiday Parade is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. IA is on the parade route and adds to the festivities by offering photographs with Santa. 300 families had their photos with Santa during the 2011 Open House.
Second Thoughts - People with Disabilities Opposing the Legalization of Assisted Suicide
Opponents to the Physician Assisted Suicide initiative, John Kelly and Steve Higgins, spoke at a State House news conference on Thursday, December 8. Watch the video from Channel 22 in Springfield. For more information on Second Thoughts, visit the website: www.second-thoughts.org .
Medicaid Matters Rally3 members of IACIL traveled to Washington, DC, to give their support to the Medicaid Matters Rally on September 21, 2011. While there, they visited the offices of Representatives Stephen Lynch, Barney Frank and John Tierney, as well as Senator John Kerry.
2011 PCA Rally at the StatehouseStaff, consumers and PCA's attended the 2011 PCA Rally at the Statehouse in support of continuing MassHealth funding of the PCA program.
ADA DayIA staff and consumers typically coordinate a trip to the nearest celebration of ADA Day. The 2012 Celebration will be held at Dunn Pond State Park in Gardner on Thursday, July 26. The pictures below are from the 2011 Celebration - also at Dunn Pond State Park.
2010 was the twentieth anniversary and celebrated in Boston with a march, speakers and music. The governor and mayor spoke, along with many other advocates.