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holiday angels clip artHoliday Angels Accepting Donations for Homeless Cats and Dogs Through December 19!

From now until December 19 clients from the Workshop will be accepting donations for Best Friends Animal Shelter. Items such as dog food, cat food, towels, blankets, pillows, treats, harnesses, leashes, scratching posts, and toys are being requested to give to homeless dogs and cats during this holiday season.

There's no better way to share the spirit of giving than to give to those in need. To donate to this special project just drop off your items at New Horizons, which is located at
15725 Parthenia Street in North Hills
.  There are decorated bins located around campus and in our Annex building lobby.  Our clients love to give back.  With your help they can!  Click here for more information.


Vica LogoVICA After Dark Huge Success!

Thanks to all who attended VICA After Dark on Wednesday, September 9, 2014 at Sam's Cafe.  Co-hosting with Comcast/Universal was such a pleasure. Hearing from Assemblymember Bocanegra was such a treat.  We look forward to the opportunity to do it again!  (pictured below: New Horizons Board Chair John D. Bunzel, Comcast/Universal's Steve Nissen, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra, and New Horizons President/CEO Cyntha Sewell)

VICA after Dark September 9-2014


2014 the Year of the Community

The 45th anniversary of the signing of the Lanterman Act is an appropriate time to reaffirm our commitment to the act, and renew our investment in the community system.

A Resolution introduced by California State Senator DeLeon proclaims the year of 2014 as the “Year of the Community,” and declares that the Legislature will actively promote the rights of persons with developmental disabilities and their full inclusion into community life. Numerous co-authors signed on to this Resolution, including HRC area legislators Ian Calderon, Cristina Garcia, Bonnie Lowenthal, Al Muratsuchi, and Anthony Rendon.The Resolution was chaptered by the Secretary of State on June 14, 2014.  To read it in full... click here.



Lena Rivkin December

"Autism and the present of presence"
 by Lena Rivkin
(This article was written for the Autism Support Network.
Lena Rivkin, M.F.A., is an artist and graphologist living in Los Angeles.)

It’s that time of year again when everything speeds up, when TV commercials relentlessly remind us of what people might ‘need’ and we turn ourselves inside out to get everything crossed off our to do lists for the holidays.

Yet we tend to get lost in our lists. We become so consumed by what we need to do that we forget why we are doing it at all. All I see around me are angry drivers, furious shoppers and exhausted parents of baffled children who wonder why their parents are so aggravated when it’s supposed to be the ‘happiest time of the year.’

(To read more click here

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE on Conservatorships  Bet TZ
for caregivers of members of a Los Angeles Regional Center.
WHERE: Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th St. West (Rm 3700)
Lancaster, CA 93534
WHEN: Fridays
10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.

 


New Horizons Receives CARF's Highest Rating
(8/29/12) - New Horizons received a 3 year accreditation (the highest level) by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Read More


Upcoming Events 

New Horizons "Thanksgiving Dance"
Friday, November 21Happy Thanksgiving
Sam's Cafe
15725 Parthenia St.
North Hills, CA 91343

$5.00 for Dinner
$5.00 for Dance

Doors Open at 5:45pm; and the dance begins after dinner, ending at 9:00pm. Click here for more information.


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Opportunity Raffle Drawing!

Monday, December 8

Sam's Cafe
15725 Parthenia Street
North Hills, CA 91343

6:00pm to 7:30pm.  Celebrate the holidays and sing-along with our clients, guest artists... and Santa!  Entry fee is just $5.00!  For details click here.
 

And... Be a Winner this Holiday Season!

Don't forget to enter New Horizons Opportunity Raffle Drawing for the opportunity to win one of three great prizes on December 8, 2014 at our Holiday Cheer Event!

The opportunities are awesome and the time is getting short for:

  • 1st Prize:  a 14K White Gold Diamond Bracelet (courtesy of Ben Bridge Jewelry, valued at $4,000!) 
  • 2nd Prize:  a 42” Vizio Smart HDTV
  • 3rd Prize:  a Samsung WB350f Digital Camera

It's a great way to support New Horizons!  Click here  for more information and to order your tickets now!  For additional information please contact: smokuolu@newhorizons-sfv.org or call 818-221-0651.  (Attendance is not mandatory to win).


New Horizons Now Has Meeting Space Available for Rent! 

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New Horizons has meeting rooms available for evenings and weekends which are ideal for: counseling professionals, educational classes, recreation programs and service clubs. Amenities include: 400 square ft. rooms, Wi-Fi, flat screen monitors, air conditioning, FREE parking, gated fence and security. Prices start at $75.00.  For more information contact Aida Velasco at 818-894-0582 or avelasco@newhorizons-sfv.org for your next upcoming event!

** We also have a banquet facility for your next big event. 


 

 

 

 
Let your voice
We ask that you join us in this important effort
Help create a safety net for our Direct Support Professionals by urging your legislatures to help increase rates paid to regional service providers by 5% annually beginning in fiscal year 2014 - 2015.

To find out who your State Senate and Assembly representatives are, go to:
findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov. For letters which can be filled out and send to Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra, 39th District; Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, 46th District; and Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, 45th District, click here.


Your Rights
Under Title VI

New Horizons operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin, religion, sex, disability (physical or mental), age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation or identity, AIDs/HIV status, medical condition, political views or affiliations in accordance with Title VI Civil Rights Act.  Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with New Horizons.

For more information on New Horizons’ civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, please contact Human Resources Director at 818-894-9301, or visit our administrative office at 15725 Parthenia Street, North Hills, CA 91343 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filling a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590. Title VI is not available in Armenian and Tagolog.  If information is needed in another language, contact 800-555-1212.


TITLE VI
En Espanol

New Horizons opera sus programas y servicios sin distinción de raza, color y origen nacional, religión, sexo, discapacidad (física o mental), edad, información genética, estado civil, orientación sexual o identidad, estado de SIDA / VIH, condición médica, puntos de vista políticos o afiliaciones en conformidad con la Ley de Derechos Civiles del Título VI.  Cualquier persona que considere haber sido agraviado por cualquier práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI puede presentar una queja con New Horizons.

Para obtener más información sobre el programa de derechos civiles de New Horizons y los procedimientos para presentar una queja, por favor póngase en contacto con Director de Recursos Humanos al número 818-894-9301, por correo electrónico o visitar nuestra oficina administrativa ubicada en el 15725 Parthenia St., North Hills, CA 91343 de 8:30 am - 04:30 pm de lunes a viernes.

Un demandante puede presentar una queja directamente con la Federal Transit Administration (Administración Federal de Tránsito), presentando una queja a la dirección Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.  Si se necesita información en otro idioma, comuníquese al número 800-555-1212.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
       
       
       
       
 
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