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Are You Looking for Housing?

Are You Looking for Housing?

Are You Looking for Housing?   Have you been impacted by COVID-19 ? Have you been discriminated against because of COVID-19 or for other reasons?   Let Us Help! Call 201-489-3552   Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey   The Fair Housing...

We need YOU to help create an Inclusive Healthy Community

We need YOU to help create an Inclusive Healthy Community

Inclusive Healthy Community English and Spanish Flyers We need YOU to help create an Inclusive Healthy Community WHAT IS IT? Focus Groups are being formed so that the voices of persons with disabilities and those who support them can be heard on the topic of...

Access Link New Telephone Number Alert

Access Link New Telephone Number Alert

Access Link New Telephone Number Alert The Access Link toll-free number will be retired on April 5th, 2021. In preparation, please start using 973-491-4224 All of our phone menu options will remain the same.   Announcements “On Monday, April 5th, Access Link is...

Tax assistance for Seniors

Tax assistance for Seniors

Bergen County Volunteer Center Contact Debbie Emery at 201-489-9454 ext. 202 or click here for website.   AARP Tax Assistance Call 877-434-7598 or click here for website.   NJ211 Call 211 or click here for website.   TurboTax File for free, simple click...

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

  ANNUAL REPORT  October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020 Empowering People with Disabilities to Achieve Independent Living through Outreach, Advocacy and EducationHeightened Independence & Progress 2019-2020 Annual ReportNovember 2020 Greetings,...

New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus Backgrounder

New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus Backgrounder

The establishment of this Bi-partisan Legislative effort represents the hard work of many disability advocates. We at hip support this initiative and look forward to enhancing our communication with our elected officials and program leadership.                        ...

What companies gain by including persons with disabilities

What companies gain by including persons with disabilities

What companies gain by including persons with disabilities   More than one billion people in this world are living with some form of disability. That’s one in seven of us. Eighty percent of these people acquire their disability between the ages of 18 and 64 - the...

Get Registered Now So You  Can Vote In November

Get Registered Now So You Can Vote In November

Get Registered Now So You Can Vote In November   It’s crunch time for voter registration. This past Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, when leaders, activists and volunteers around the country led registration drives and raised awareness about the need...

Opinion: Celebrate, strengthen a disability rights law

Opinion: Celebrate, strengthen a disability rights law

It's been over a month since Uber and Lyft began operations in upstate New York, but not everyone has access to ridesharing yet. Wheelchair users are still waiting on these companies to provide accessible vehicles. Aleanna Siacon This week marks an important milestone...

Russ Berrie Awards 2018 Part 1 – Video

Russ Berrie Awards 2018 Part 1 – Video

During part one of this three-part special, Steve Adubato goes on-location to the 2018 Russ Berrie "Making a Difference Awards" to talk with extraordinary unsung heroes who change lives of New Jersey residents through community service and kindness. Guests Include:...

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