Voting Information and Resources, the election is just around the corner!

Are you registered to vote for the upcoming election?  The deadline to register to vote online in California is this Monday, October 19th!  Click here to register today!

If you missed our Voter Registration and Information Workshop with Wesley Witherspoon, you can now view the recording by clicking here.

If you or someone you support has not yet registered to vote, the African Communities Public Health Coalition is offering free assistance as well as the opportunity to win a gift card through their raffle. Please click here for more information.

Already registered to vote? It’s time to make a plan! Visit this link to make your plan today: https://plan.lavote.net/

Do you want to learn about the issues impacting the disability community? Disability Vote, a non-partisan coalition of organizations supporting and advocating for people with disabilities have put together a comprehensive website encompassing all of the issues affecting people with disabilities. If you visit their webpage you will find voting resources, webinar recordings and information about the specific issues on the November ballot. Don’t forget to make a plan that will allow you to vote safely during the COVID-19 pandemic!

Public Information Survey-Your Input is Requested

Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP)

Fiscal Year 2020-21

Westside Regional Center (WRC) is seeking your input to identify needed critical services and supports to expand the availability, accessibility and types of services and support to meet current and future needs of individuals and their families in the future. Your input will be used to complete WRC’s Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP).  WRC’s CRDP will be submitted to the Department of Developmental Services for potential development and services funds.  Please complete this survey by April 15, 2020 to assist WRC in the identification of needed resources.

www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRC_CRDPsurvey2020

 

 

LAUSD 5K “Move It” Health & Wellness Festival

Website: moveit-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com

Email: wellnessprograms@lausd.net

LAUSD Health and Wellness Festival-2.22.2020-English Flyer

LAUSD Health and Wellness Festival-2.22.2020-Spanish Flyer

What You Need to Know About the 2020 Census

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

Census takers will also begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. For example, residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, etc.  For a full list, click here.

For more information, visit 2020census.gov or view/download the resources below.

 

For more videos and in additional languages, click here.

 

 

Know Your Rights!

It has come to our attention that there may be potential raids in the city of Los Angeles by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, also known as “ICE.” These raids are targeting undocumented immigrants.

For individuals who may be impacted by these raids, resources are available on our website, Facebook and Instagram. If additional information is needed, please contact your Service Coordinator for supports and referrals.

Click here for a list of resources

Community Resource Development Plan-Community Placement Plan (CPP) FY19-20 Prioritized Projects

Westside Regional Center: Update FY19-20 Community Resource Development Plan Priorities

Post Date: May 31, 2019

Westside Regional Center (WRC) priorities considered for the Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP) proposals to the Department of Developmental Services include but may not be limited to development in the following areas:

  1. WRC12-13-4 Continued (EBSH-8013 Ramsgate) Additional funds needed for renovation work at this residential facility.
  2. WRC1617-6 Continued (EBSH Ainsworth) –  Additional funds needed for renovation work at this residential facility.
  3. Housing services
  • Multi-Family Housing Project (s) and renovation of existing units in MF buildings to be set aside for individuals with developmental disabilities at 30% of SSI.
  • Housing Consultant service to cultivate relationships with existing developers in the community.
  • Two Family Teaching Homes with substance abuse component
  • Enhanced Behavior Support Homes
  • Specialized Residential Facility to serve the LGBTQIA community. Project will be a joint partnership with FDLRC.
  1. Specialized Day Services for individuals with chronic health issues, severe sensory issues living in WRC community and  ARFPSHN Homes
  2. Day Support services for individuals with Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues
  3. Development of partnership with specialized physicians and Medical Doctors to increase access to healthcare under the WRC  Community Resource Development Health Plan.
  4. A joint project with TCRC, NLACRC and WRC for the ARMADILLO Training Series for Individuals with high-risk behaviors.
  5.    Customized/Supportive employment for people with medical needs.
  6.    TAY – DCFS and Emancipation
  7.  Specialized Transportation Options for individuals with behavioral challenges
  8.  Self-Advocacy Groups that provide outlets for individuals to socialize and establish friendships
  9. Ride Share/Van Conversions for individuals with Medical needs

Any additional input from persons served/family members, service providers and advocates in the WRC community should be submitted to WRC as soon as possible for consideration in the development of proposals for submittal to DDS for funding requests. Please submit input to Daniel Hoyos at danielh@westsiderc.org or (310) 258-4134.

*All projects for the WRC CRDP will be culturally and linguistically sensitive and will be in compliance with the Home and Community Based Services Settings Rule.

 

Day of Action: #KeepthePromise Phone Bank

The Senate Budget subcommittee responsible for the money our system gets had its last hearing on our issues. In a surprise turn of events, they not only approved Governor Newsom’s short-term limited funding increase, they…

Voted YES on a (minimum) eight percent increase for all providers.
Voted YES on making the increase permanent.
Voted YES on ending the Uniform Furlough Schedule.
Voted YES on restore social recreation and camp services.
Voted YES on a developing and implementing a rate reform plan.

But now, we need to ask the Assembly, and the rest of the Senate, to support these bold proposals. If you want these changes to happen, you need to call your legislators today and say “support the Senate proposal for developmental disabilities funding!”

These calls will only take you a few minutes to make, but they will help solve a problem that’s years old. This success happened because advocates like you have been pushing legislators to support our system.

Join Westside Regional Center in letting YOUR representatives that they must Keep The Promise of the Lanterman Act alive!

What: Westside Regional Center is hosting a phone bank. You can join us at WRC or call from home. WRC will provide a script and legislative directory to support you with your calls in-person and via our website before the event.

When: Wednesday, May 29; 2pm-5pm

Come for part of the time or stay for the whole thing.

Where: Westside Regional Center Danneker Boardroom

5901 Green Valley Circle, Suite 320

Culver City, CA

OR

Anywhere you’d like to call from!

Who: Self-advocates, Service providers, Regional Center staff, family members, friends and anyone who cares about the rights of people with developmental disabilities

 Script for Phone Bank 5.29 (English)

Script for Phone Bank (SPANISH)

SAVE THE DATE–phone bank 5.29