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 sue@cdr-ct.org.

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.

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

WHAT YOU WILL GET
* A new tablet with 1 year Wi-Fi included

ELIGIBILITY
* 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.

Pizza and Game Night for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Postponed

This Friday’s Pizza and Game Night for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (Jan 14) has been Postponed due to COVID
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.
But not this month and until further notice! Sorry!
Next Game Night to be announced here and on CDR’s social media.
Call Susan Catale — (203) 680-3967 (video phone) —
for more information … or email sue@cdr-ct.org.

Homebound? Need a vaccine or booster or at-home test kit?

If you are elderly or have a disability that prevents you from leaving your home, your town may be able to provide COVID-19 vaccine and test kits (as available) in your home.

Below are a few towns providing COVID-19 in-home services. If your town is not listed, call your town public health department, and ask how homebound elderly people and people with a disability can get COVID-19 vaccines/test kits.

  • MILFORD – PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT. 203-783-3285
  • ORANGE – ELDERLY OUTREACH 203-891-4787
  • WEST HAVEN – PUBLIC HEALTH 203-937-3660, Ext. 2041
  • NEW HAVEN – DISABILITY SERVICES 203-946-7651, tty/ttd 203-946-8582
  • EAST HAVEN – FIRE DEPT. 203-468-3221

Seasons Greetings from CDR

Dear Center for Disability Rights Friends and Members,

As 2021 ends and a new year begins, we take this time with you to reflect on the support and enthusiasm everyone has displayed to each other over the past year.

CDR relies on the support of so many, it’s impossible to name them all. But we can still say a big “Thank you” and express our wishes to all for a happy, healthy holiday and 2022!

With Gratitude and Good Wishes and Blessings this holiday season,

Your friends at Center for Disability Rights, 369 Highland St., West Haven, CT  06516

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 Friday Jan. 14, 2022 at
Center for Disability Rights
369 Highland Ave., West Haven, CT 06516
Call Susan Catale — (203) 680-3967 (video phone) —
for more information … or email sue@cdr-ct.org.
COVID regulations mandate that masks be worn at all times.