3rd Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Event (Virtual)

Join Westside Regional Center for our 3rd Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Event taking place on Tuesday, June 16th at 10:30am.  This is a virtual event that will take place on zoom. ALL are welcome! More details to come!

Register here:
https://westsiderc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvc–rqD4vEtY1OtWdcWTryX1YXr6VhNT0  

 

Únase al Centro Regional Westside para nuestro 3er Evento Anual de Orgullo LGBTQ + que tendrá lugar el martes 16 de junio a las 10:30 am. Este es un evento virtual que tendrá lugar en el zoom. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! ¡Más detalles por venir!

registrar aquí: https://westsiderc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvc–rqD4vEtY1OtWdcWTryX1YXr6VhNT0 

Culver City Senior Center – COVID19 Vaccination Clinic on March 25

Are you in a currently eligible tier and still need a vaccine? NOW OPEN TO ANYONE CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION!
The Culver City Senior Center will be hosting a 1 time only, 1 day only, vaccination clinic in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

When❓Thursday, March 25, 2021
Where❓Culver City Senior Center – 4095 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90232

Details:

  • This vaccination clinic is for 1st doses ONLY
  • We do not know if the vaccine will be Pfizer or Moderna
  • This is open to any individual who is currently eligible
  • This vaccination clinic is appointment ONLY‼️

Appointments will be scheduled between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, call the PRCS Department at (310) 253-6650 or (310) 253-6700. You must speak to someone to make an appointment, do not leave voicemails.👍

Closed for MLK holiday – Monday, January 18

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 18, 2021, marks the 26th annual day of service to celebrate the Civil Rights leader’s life. Observed each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service – “a day on, not a day off.”
 
Although our agency is closed today in observance of this federal holiday, we encourage everyone to use this day as an opportunity to perform individual acts of kindness through service to others. Find
#CovidSafe volunteering ideas at
bit.ly/MLKDayOn2021

Easy-to-read information about the COVID-19 vaccine

The Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities Program has developed an easy-to-read guide for people with developmental disabilities, Autism, and their caregivers about the COVID vaccine. This guide will explain what COVID-19 is, how vaccines work in our bodies, how they are tested, who should take the vaccine, and more.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/hcardd-covid19 to download this booklet

Action Alert 6/17 at 2pm: All it takes is your call to say “Our system matters!”

Tomorrow, 6/17 at 2pm, WRC is partnering with ARCA on a statewide direct action to insist that Governor Newsom protects our system’s budget. Your participation is extremely important! It’s just a simple call, saying you strongly support a Budget that protects the developmental disabilities service system and its funding. 

Your action should take place at 2pm tomorrow to simultaneously flood the Governor’s office with contacts. Don’t forget to set an Alarm!  For more information about what is at stake, please see the detailed message below and don’t forget to spread the word.

How to Contact the Governor: 

1) Go to the Governor’s website. You can either email him, or call directly at (916) 445-2841. When you do, tell him you strongly support a Budget that protects the developmental disabilities service system and its funding.
2) If you’re on social media, bring this message to him on Twitter.
3) Forward this post to get the word to your community!

The past few months have totally upended life, and the state’s Budget is no exception. The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is deep. Over half a billion dollars in cuts to the system have been considered, affecting every way people with developmental disabilities are supported in communities of their choosing.

The good news is, the version of the Legislature’s Budget Governor Newsom is reviewing doesn’t hurt people with developmental disabilities or their families. It even helps to improve their lives in key ways. But the developmental disabilities services system may still face cuts. We need to make one last push this month to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Governor Newsom needs to hear from you today. Between now and June 30th, he still has the power to make last-minute cuts to next year’s Budget. The only way to make sure that doesn’t happen is by telling him to you strongly support a Budget that protects the developmental disabilities service system and its funding.

What are some of the things at risk? Aside from preventing the half-billion dollars in cuts, there are a few other big things we’re fighting for. The Budget on Governor Newsom’s desk keeps extra funds for Early Start Therapeutic Services, Independent Living Services, and Infant Development Programs – money other services got last year. The Budget he has power over won’t close access to services for any additional days. It’s a plan that rejects new family fees (disability taxes). And starting next year, if your voice is heard, there will be a way to raise wages for direct support professionals as local minimum wages increase. There are also protections for other services, including Intermediate Care Facilities, In-Home Supportive Services, and some Medi-Cal health care benefits.

Every one of those things need to be defended. But you don’t need to make a long speech, or write a detailed email. It’s just a simple call, saying you strongly support a Budget that protects the developmental disabilities service system and its funding.

Will you take the time to let Governor Newsom know that supporting the developmental disabilities service system matters to you?