Exciting News from the Center for Disability Rights!

Exciting News from the Center for Disability Rights!

Hey there, wonderful community!  We’re thrilled to share some fantastic news with you today.

Guess what? The Center for Disability Rights is going to be part of the Savin Rock Community’s Health and Wellness Fair!

Mark your calendars: September 21st, 2023 is the day we’ll all come together for a day filled with health, wellness, and connecting with amazing people.

What can you expect from our booth?
Friendly faces and warm smiles
Information on the Rights for People with Disabilities and resources
Exciting activities and engaging conversations
Inclusivity, respect, and support for all

We’re here to celebrate diversity and promote inclusivity in our community. Let’s make this fair a day to remember!

Come say hi, ask questions, and be part of the movement to create a more accessible and inclusive world for everyone.

Join us, share the love, and let’s make this day a memorable one!

See you at the Savin Rock Community’s Health and Wellness Fair!

#CDRCommunityLove #InclusivityMatters #HealthAndWellnessFair #SavinRockCommunity #TogetherWeAreStronger

A CT Medicaid program may see its strict income limits increase. A state commissioner opposes it. | Courant.com

This session, the human services committee passed two different proposals to increase both the income and asset limits for HUSKY C.

The first, included as part of House Bill 5001, proposes raising the income limit from $1,182 to a fixed rate of $1,465 per month and the asset limits to $3,600 for a single person and $5,400 for a couple.

Several advocates believe this change would provide inadequate relief because it raises the income limit to a fixed amount, the value of which would erode with inflation.

“This would perpetuate the discrimination against people with disabilities and older adults in our Medicaid program and make that discrimination even worse each year,” said Catherine John, lead organizer with Black and Brown United in Action in emailed comments.

The second proposal, House Bill 6630, seeks to bring the HUSKY C income limit up to the same level as the HUSKY D income limit, which is set at 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, currently $1,677 a month. The bill would also bring the asset limits up to $10,000 for an individual and $15,000 for a couple.

For more of this story visit https://www.courant.com/2023/04/08/a-ct-medicaid-program-may-see-its-strict-income-limits-increase-a-state-commissioner-opposes-it

Food Insecurity Task Force Kick-Off Meeting, Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayoral Town Hall and More!

The fact that 24% of Connecticut’s waste stream consists of food waste, and 13% of our population is suffering from food insecurity, just does not reconcile. Tons of healthy, safe food is tossed every day when it can be sourced and supplied to those in need. Supermarkets want to do more, and organizations want to supplement their efforts, so this task force will attempt to bridge that gap by putting some formality around the supermarket donation effort.

Read more here https://mailchi.mp/cga/borer-state-local-updates-326575?e=3f75e9b2f0

Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

Working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death from home fires in half. That’s why we’re rallying volunteers, fire departments and partners to Sound the Alarm.

Together, we’re installing FREE smoke alarms in your community.

New Haven Saturday, May 7 & Saturday, May 21 9 to 1 p.m.

Dixwell, Dwight, Fair Haven, The Hill & Newhallville neighborhoods.

Request a FREE smoke alarm installation today!

Visit SoundTheAlarm.org/Connecticut or call (877) 287-3327, option 1 to request a FREE smoke alarm installation.

Las Alarmas de Humo Salvan Vidas

Las alarmas de humo en funcionamiento reducen a la mitad el riesgo de muerte a causa de un incendio doméstico.

Por ello, la Cruz Roja Americana necesita voluntarios para las instalaciones de éstas en Central Falls, como parte de la campaña Activa tu Alarma.

Estaremos instalando alarmas de humo GRATUITAS.

New Haven Sábado, 7 de mayo & Sábado, 21 de mayo 9-1 p.m.

En las comunidades de Dixwell, Dwight, Fair Haven, The Hill & Newhallville
¡Solicita tu instalación GRATUITA hoy mismo!

Visita: SoundTheAlarm.org/Connecticut o llama al (877) 287-3327, opción 1 para solicitar tu instalación GRATUITA

Friday May 13, 2022 — The date of the next CDR Pizza and Game Night for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Every second Friday of the month
5:30-7:30 p.m. (Drop-In or Call-Ahead)
Bring your own game, or play one of ours.
Next Game Night to be announced here.
For more info, call Susan Catale — (203) 680-3967 (video phone) —
for more information … or email [email protected].

Free Tablet Day May 9 for low-income Medicaid recipients

The Center for Disability Rights, with the Department of Health & the Emergency Broadband Program, is offering FREE TABLET DAY! This is on a FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED basis.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday May 9, 2022, at Center for Disability Rights, 369 Highland St., West Haven.

* Picture ID
* Verification/proof of CT state program (EBT/MEDICAID CARD)
* Income Verification (SS letter, YTD pay stub)
* $11 Activation fee

* A new tablet with 1 year Wi-Fi included

* CT Residents on Husky, Medicaid/T-19, SNAP/WIC & SSI
* Individuals with less than $45,000/yr. income
* 1 tablet per consumer

Author Talk Matthew Dicks 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7

Join local author Matthew Dicks on Monday, February 7 at 6:30pm via zoom for a fun and engaging night. Matthew Dicks is the author of such favorites as Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Twenty-One Truths About Love, Something Missing and many more.

Where: Online Zoom Meeting Register HERE

Sponsored by a partnership between Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Wethersfield Library, Lucy Robbins Welles Library and Cora Belden Library.