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Promoting Safety, Access, and Inclusion for Every Survivor

Promoting Safety, Access, and Inclusion for Every Survivor

Promoting Safety, Access, and Inclusion for Every Survivor

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SAVE THE DATE!
TUESDAY JUNE 15TH
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
ZOOM REGISTRATION TO COME!

 

Expert panel discussion on fostering healthy and inclusive communities for all survivors of interpersonal violence. 

 

Findings from the New Jersey Needs Assessment for Survivors of Interpersonal Violence with Disabilities will be shared. 

 

SAVE THE DATE! TUESDAY JUNE 15TH 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ZOOM REGISTRATION TO COME! 

 

For more information or to request accommodations: training@ssw.rutgers.edu

 

In collaboration with New Jersey’s Centers for Independent Living, Domestic and Sexual Violence Agencies, and most importantly the individuals directly impacted, the Rutgers Center on Violence Against Women and Children, with funding from the Division of Disability Services, has spent the last year seeking to understand the service needs of survivors of interpersonal violence with disabilities in New Jersey.

 

Please share the attached flyer widely and join us on June 15, 2021, as we unpack the findings and explore next steps. All participants are welcome.  Registration details to follow.

 

NJ Division of Disability Services

AVL Update!

AVL Update!

AVL Adjustment to Vision Loss Project

 

AVL Update!

The Adjustment to Vision Loss Project has been thriving with new members joining each week. Not only does hip have 7 monthly group meetings reaching close to 100 consumers each month, we have a new addition to the AVL Program.

Thien began teaching yoga to our AVL consumers in November, volunteering her time on a weekly basis to instruct our hip consumers on how to feel well and practice good health.

Thien has practiced Body and Brain yoga for three years and has been a volunteer yoga instructor for almost a year. Body and Brain yoga practice combines elements from a variety of Eastern practices to enhance one’s physical, mental and energetic health. Each class not only trains the body’s flexibility, strength and balance but helps center awareness inside oneself. Through breathing postures, participants will accumulate energy and strengthen the core, leaving them feeling recharged, relaxed, and refreshed. The practice has locations all over the United States and offers both in-person and online classes. Thien has been teaching classes for the blind and visually impaired as part of the Body and Brain yoga outreach program.

 

Thien teaches classes on Zoom and over the phone. She is passionate about sharing this practice with others through her classes because this yoga practice helps her with her physical health as well as her emotional and spiritual growth. She has developed a stronger connection with herself and feels more at peace. She wants to share the practice so that others may experience similar positive changes.

Thien created a yoga YouTube video for the blind at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQidLT3xHaM

 

Thien has been legally blind since birth. She came to the United States from Vietnam when she was 19 years old. She started high school and graduated third in her class. She attended Stony Brook University on full scholarship where she graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Thien has been working for the U.S Department of Labor since 2000 as a Human Resources Specialist. In her free time, she crochets and knits blankets for the Project Linus charity organization and various other outreach projects. During the pandemic, she hand-sewed hundreds of masks for the homeless shelters in New York City.

Thank you to Thien for providing this amazing service to our consumers!

Please email tebel@hipcil.org if you have any questions on this wonderful addition to the AVL program.

Buying a New Home?. These FREE Live Online Workshops Can Help You!

Buying a New Home?. These FREE Live Online Workshops Can Help You!

Buying a New Home?

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BERGEN COUNTY AMERICAN DREAM PROGRAM
OPEN THE DOOR TO A FIRST HOME OF YOUR OWN

Buying a New Home?
These FREE Live Online Workshops Can Help You!

 

Saturday, April 17
9 am – 12 noon

  • ABCs of Homeownership
  • Understanding Your Credit
  • How to Deal with Realtors

Saturday, April 24
9 am – 12 noon

  • ABCs of Homeownership
  • How to Deal with Realtors and Attorneys (En Español)
  • Home Inspections

Click the Link Below to Register for Online Workshops
Space is Limited. Register by Saturday, April 10!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bergen-county-homebuyer-workshops-tickets-142025852147

 

SPONSORED BY: BCB Bank • Bogota Savings Bank • Lakeland Bank • NVE Bank • Santander Bank • Spencer Savings Bank • TD Charitable

AND THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OF: Greater Bergen Community Action Program • Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey

BERGEN COUNTY EXECUTIVE JAMES J. TEDESCO, III
AND THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

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