June 2017 Creating Home News (Archive)

Creating Home News
Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman,
Rockwall and Tarrant Counties

COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT
SUPPORTED HOUSING
June 2017

Welcome To New and Returning Subscribers!

About This Newsletter
The Community for Permanent Supported Housing e-newsletter has stories, calendar of events, and other features about creative housing options for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges, as well as independent living in North Texas.

About CPSH
CPSH is a charity and works with families and community partners to create more housing options in the Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties for almost 100,000 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges regardless of IQ who need safe, affordable housing with support. CPSH has created an independent living guide for parents everywhere in Texas.

Have you responded to the New CPSH Survey?
Your response helps CPSH plan for the next 5 years. The survey is here.

Creating Home News and Calendar here

Planning for Independent Living: A Texas Parent’s Guide to Independent Living for Adult Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

48 pages, full color, bound.

Find out about the guide, here.

Read feedback and order the guide, here. Please share your feedback.

Just $6 per copy!

School Districts, Businesses and Organizations, contact CPSH about volume printing, here.


Your Donation Matters!
Help CPSH with 2017 Projects.

CPSH can only succeed with your help. If you appreciate the importance of what we are doing in the DFW area, please consider donating to CPSH and ask your employer to match the donation.

Learn more about donating at Give2CPSH.
8 Ways to Support CPSH, here.
Watch the CPSH Animated Mission Video, here.
Change your subscription or contact CPSH
© by 2017 Community for Permanent Supported Housing. All rights Reserved.
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United For Housing update (unite4housing)

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CPSH has filed a compliant with HUD regarding the Dallas Housing Authority's cancelation of the Project-based voucher program for single family homes so that persons with IDD can live in safe, affordable housing in the DFW area.

During May, 2017 HUD requested answers to several questions about the complaint, which we provided.  We will post correspondence with HUD on our webpage as we receive it and share news as it happens.

Already over 150 people have sent emails to local elected offices to share with them their support of the complaint. Several people from out of state have found our website and sent letters as well. Thank you to everyone who send emails. 

We encourage you to send your emails and share this issue with family and friends.  

For the latest information and the email campaign, go here 

Thank you for your advocacy for a better North Texas.





4/21/17 Things not to say to people with disabilities





April 2017 Creating Home News (Archive)

Creating Home News
Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman,
Rockwall and Tarrant Counties

COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT
SUPPORTED HOUSING
April 2017

Welcome To New and Returning Subscribers!

About This Newsletter
The Community for Permanent Supported Housing e-newsletter has stories, calendar of events, and other features about creative housing options for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges, as well as independent living in North Texas.

About CPSH
CPSH is a charity and works with families and community partners to create more housing options in the Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties for over 97,000 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges regardless of IQ who need safe, affordable housing with support. CPSH has created an independent living guide for parents everywhere in Texas.

”The Road To Home”
CPSH is sharing 2017 activities with parents, educators and everyone interested in how CPSH is creating more housing options and helping parents transition their adult children into independent living with supports. Please RSVP at the link below.
4/4/17 Coppell
5/1/17 Crowley

Educators and Service Providers, please share the links to these meetings with your students and families. Flyers are available to distribute on the calendar pages.

Have you responded to the New CPSH Survey?
Your response helps CPSH plan for the next 5 years. The survey is here.

Creating Home News and Calendar here


RSVP

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Please share this email with others who may be interested.

Planning for Independent Living: A Texas Parent’s Guide to Independent Living for Adult Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

48 pages, full color, bound.

Find out about the guide, here.

Read feedback and order the guide, here. Please share your feedback.

Just $6 per copy!

School Districts, Businesses and Organizations, contact CPSH about volume printing, here.


NEW COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

Do you have a family member, student or client that has difficulty with communicating needs or wants? With the right resources most people of any age can learn to communicate with others. As CPSH addresses housing needs, we believe the most important word to communicate is "help".

CPSH would like you to know about a friend of CPSH, Kathy Kelchner. Kathy has made a career in local public school districts as an expert in autism and has helped thousands of families. She has developed several products that are used by families and professions to help people with autism and IDD communicate.

We are most excited about the GOLDEN IDEAS FOR GOLDEN CHILDREN: FAMILY EDITION. It is a book with a USB flash drive with a picture/word system you can customize to the needs of those you are helping. CPSH is using this system as we create more training classes about independent living for individual with IDD and their families. Over the last few months Kathy has been at the same disability resource fairs that CPSH attends. Parents, ISD employees, pre-vocational programs, and Group-home managers have purchased the GOLDEN IDEAS FOR GOLDEN CHILDREN: FAMILY EDITION at these events. Parents, especially say "I need this!"

Please take a look here and contact Kathy here.
Be a Volunteer!
Guide 2017 Projects.

2017 CPSH projects are underway. As you know, CPSH relies on volunteers to steer the charity. Giving 7our time results in increasing housing options for our children, students, athletes, consumers and patients. And together we provide housing sooner rather than later. Most of the opportunities average about 10 hours per month. Would you please take a look at the opportunities here..
Use Your Corporate Matching.
Help CPSH with 2017 Projects.

CPSH can only succeed with your help. If you appreciate the importance of what we are doing in the DFW area, please consider donating to CPSH and ask your employer to match the donation.

Learn more about donating at Give2CPSH.
8 Ways to Support CPSH, here.
Watch the CPSH Animated Mission Video, here.
Change your subscription or contact CPSH
© by 2017 Community for Permanent Supported Housing. All rights Reserved.

3/1/17 Creating Home News

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Creating Home News
Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman,
Rockwall and Tarrant Counties

COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT
SUPPORTED HOUSING
March 2017



Welcome To New and Returning Subscribers!

About This Newsletter
The Community for Permanent Supported Housing e-newsletter has stories, calendar of events, and other features about creative housing options for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges, as well as independent living in North Texas.

About CPSH
CPSH is a charity and works with families and community partners to create more housing options in the Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties for over 97,000 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges regardless of IQ who need safe, affordable housing with support. CPSH has created an independent living guide for parents everywhere in Texas.

2017 Projects
Thank you to everyone that attended “The Road To Home” presentations held in January, 2017. Hundreds of North Texans attended these meetings and gave feedback on the projects CPSH should pursue in 2017. The following projects are for Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties.
  • Apartments Units for People with IDD
    Goal 2017:Parents build relationships approach apt owners and ask them to consider applying Project-Based Vouchers to reduce rent costs for persons with IDD.
  • Goal 2018:Share list of Apt owners interested in Project-Based Vouchers. Ask Dallas Housing Authority to issue Requests for Proposal for one or more bedroom apartment units.

  • Neighborhood Homes
    Goal: Resolve accommodation issue (Identified by Dallas Housing Authority) for tenant to live in home owned by blood-relative.

  • Safe, Affordable Housing Near Project Search Sites
    Background:Project Search is business-led, one-year, school-to-work program for students with special needs. Several senior high schools in North Texas have a project search program. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is looking at how to implement Project Search for adults (out of school) with special needs. CPSH is a member of TWC Project Search working group. CPSH is focusing on how to create housing near project search sites.

  • Goal:A community meeting about Housing Options near Project Search sites.

  • Project Independence Workshop
    Goal:Host one Project Independence Workshop to discuss how to set up a Co-operative

  • Safety Training Video and Interest List Signup
    Goal:Hold three Home Safety Training Classes. (10 sessions, 2 hours each session).

  • Collaboration with First Responders
    Goal:To create a Safety Committee to address safety, training and tools for first responders and persons with IDD.

  • True Friends
    Goal:One event to bring people together around common interests (facilitated).

”The Road To Home”
CPSH is sharing 2017 activities with parents, educators and everyone interested in how CPSH is creating more housing options and helping parents transition their adult children into independent living with supports. Please RSVP at the link below.
4/4/17 Coppell
5/1/17 Crowley

Educators and Service Providers, please share the links to these meetings with your students and families. Flyers are available to distribute on the calendar pages.

Have you responded to the New CPSH Survey?
Your response helps CPSH plan for the next 5 years. The survey is here.

Planning for Independent Living: A Texas Parent’s Guide to Independent Living for Adult Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

48 pages, full color, bound.

Find out about the guide, here.

Read feedback and order the guide, here. Please share your feedback.

Just $6 per copy!

School Districts, Businesses and Organizations, contact CPSH about volume printing, here.

Creating Home News and Calendar here
Be a Volunteer!
Guide 2017 Projects.

2017 CPSH projects are underway. As you know, CPSH relies on volunteers to steer the charity. Giving 7our time results in increasing housing options for our children, students, athletes, consumers and patients. And together we provide housing sooner rather than later. Most of the opportunities average about 10 hours per month. Would you please take a look at the opportunities here?.

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Be a Challenge Grant Donor!
Help CPSH with 2017 Projects.

CPSH can only succeed with your help. If you appreciate the importance of what we are doing in the DFW area, please consider being a Challenge Grant Donor.

CPSH will announce your challenge in a future Creating Home Newsletter. You will match donations from our community up to the amount of your choice. Contact CPSH to learn more. Give2CPSH.
8 Ways to Support CPSH, here.
Watch the CPSH Animated Mission Video, here.
Change your subscription or contact CPSH
© by 2017 Community for Permanent Supported Housing. All rights Reserved.

2/21/17 - Testimony to Dallas Housing Authority Board of Directors

CPSH has been working with the Dallas Housing Authority to provide Project-Based Vouchers to home owners interested in leasing their homes to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The DHA received six applications. The award is over three months delayed.  The applicants are excited to here about the award.

On 2/21/17 several individuals attended the DHA Board Meeting to express our concerns over the delay   Staff at the DHA said there is a HUD Notice from 2008 that has caused them to question the whether or not some of the applicants can be awarded the PBVs.  The issue is about the eligibility of home owners to rent their homes to blood relations who have intellectual/developmental disabilities under the PBV program. The DHA and HUD are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.  Below are the testimonies presented.

When the issue is resolved CPSH will notify our email list.


Testimony by Robin LeoGrande

Thank you for this opportunity to speak to the DHA Board, today.

I am Robin LeoGrande, Co-Founder and President of COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING, a non-profit charity in North Texas.  Our mission is to work with families, government, service providers and other community partners to create more safe, affordable housing for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the same 7 counties where DHA works.

Today I am asking that the announcement of awards for the 2016 RFP for Project-Based-Vouchers to house persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities be announced on March 1, 2017, as committed.

Our relationship with DHA began in 2011 when we met with Ms. Russ to discuss the need for housing for this underserved population.

Between 2011 and 2015 DHA issued two RFPs for Project-Based Vouchers to apartment owners and families with adult children with IDD. As a result 54 people are living in safe, affordable housing with service provider support.

We are in a time when these adults are outliving their parents, making transition to independently living before the death of parents is a social imperative. We are already seeing the tragedies of parents abandoning their adult children or murder/suicide when parents are no longer able to care for their children. In the DFW area 97,000 people with a cognitive disability have at least one challenge to living independently. There is housing across the state for three percent of this population.

DHA and CPSH were and continue to be leaders in Texas to house these adults before homelessness becomes the standard. 

In late 2015, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced a Housing and Services Partnership Academy.  The academy is composed of 9 teams across Texas that are identifying solutions for Service-Enriched Housing for Persons with Disabilities and Aging Texans. The Dallas County Housing Alliance is one of those teams.  Brooke Etie and I are on the team.  The team leader is Jame McClinton.  In 2017 the Housing and Services Partnership Academy continues.  The collaboration between DHA and CPSH influences the efforts in Dallas Co. and at the State level.

In January 2016 CPSH and DHA brought together the North Texas community to prepare for another RFP for housing for adults with IDD.

In July 2016 DHA issued the RFP SECTION 8 PROJECT-BASED VOUCHER (PBV) ASSISTANCE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING PILOT PROGRAM OF PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

Since DHA is under new leadership and the organization has changed technology platforms, the announcement of program award has been delayed over three months and is now March 1, 2017.

It is imperative that families have options for affordable housing for their children. DHA and CPSH must continue and improve our collaboration to decrease the risk of homelessness.

Please award the PBVs on or before March 1, 2017.


Testimony by Jacky Sylvie

*Continuing the Dallas Housing Authority Project Based Voucher program enables a growing population of people with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) housing options. 

*The biggest option is CHOICE.         

*Choice in where and with whom they want to live. 

*Choice to find a home near their jobs, family, friends, and communities. 

*A long term home that is inclusive in their neighborhoods and that is affordable and offering a better quality of life.  

*The applications waiting to be awarded will allow adults with IDD to move forward on their road to independence and self reliance. 

*By decreasing rental costs we can move more people with IDD into inclusive neighborhoods near jobs, communities and public transportation.

*It will also allow parents to move forward with their plans to have their children in a position to be taken care of in a secure, affordable home in safe neighborhoods.


 

Testimony by Irene Niemotka

I AM AN OLDER MOM OF AN ADULT CHILD THAT HAS AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY WHO IS NOW ALMOST 35 YEARS OLD AND STILL LIVING AT HOME.  MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE FAMILY 1000 MILES AWAY THAT ARE NOT PLANNING ON TAKING CARE OF OR ASSISTING IN ANY SUPPORT OF OUR DAUGHTER WHEN WE NO LONGER ARE ABLE.

WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE COLLABARATIVE WORK THAT THE DALLAS HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS PUT INTO FINDING A PATH FOR OUR ADULT CHILDREN TO BE ABLE TO FIND HOUSING THAT IS BOTH SAFE AND LIFE FRIENDLY SUCH AS BEING ABLE TO MOVE IN WITH OTHER FRIENDS WITH DISABILITIES AND GIVING LANDLORDS OPTIONS THROUGH VOUCHERS THAT STAY WITH THE APARTMENTS AND HOMES RATHER THAN THE TENANTS.   THE YEARS THAT WE HAVE WORKED ON RFP’S WITH DHA HAVE BEEN OUR LIFEBOAT IN AN OVERWHELMING SEA.

GETTING OUR POPULATION SETTLED IS NOT EASY,  IT IS NOT A QUICK PROCESS AND HOPEFULLY IN THE YEARS TO COME WE WILL ALL APPRECIATE THAT THE PROBLEMS THAT HINDER OUR KIDS FROM MOVING ARE LIKE NO OTHER IN THE COMMUNITY. FOR INSTANCE,  IN MANY STATES IT IS MANDATORY TO TAKE A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSING VOUCHERS IN MOST NEIGHBORHOOD APARTMENTS.   SOME YEARS AGO, I CALLED HUNDREDS OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS IN NORTH TEXAS AND WAS TOLD THEY WERE NOT INTERESTED IN TAKING VOUCHERS. THEY DIDN’T NEED THEM.  WE ALSO NEED A LONGER TIME FRAME AFTER WINNING A VOUCHER, TO FIND AN AFFORDABLE HOME, AND TO FILL IT.  THERE HAS TO BE MORE FLEXIBILITY IN ORDER FOR THIS TRANSITION TO BE SUCCESSFUL.  THE CHILD NEEDS TIME TO GRASP THE SITUATION, THE PROVIDERS NEED TIME TO PUT TOGETHER A PLAN THAT WILL WORK WITH THE LANDLORDS AND THREE HOUSEHOLDS NEED TO BE PREPARED TO MOVE TOGETHER REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE POINT IN TIME THAT THE RFP IS DECIDED.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR ALL THAT THEY HAVE DONE TO HELP OUR CAUSE.  I ALSO WANT TO CONTINUE TO MAKE CHANGES IN ORDER TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS TO FIND A FOREVER HOME FOR THOSE THAT NEED IT THE MOST, THE ONES WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO MOVE WITHOUT SUPPORT, AND NEED SUPPORT IN DIFFERENT STAGES THROUGH OUT THEIR LIVES.   I WOULD LOVE FOR TEXAS TO TAKE A LOOK AT BEST PRACTICES AND BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF A NEW WAY TO HELP THE IDD POPULATION STEP INTO THE NEXT PHASE OF MEETING HOUSING NEEDS FOR EVERYONE.

 THANK YOU.






2/22/17 Texas Appropriations - Testimony About Community First Choice.

You may be aware already that HHSC plans to cut HCS & TxHL Community First Choice rates by 21% effective July 1. This before any discussion, stakeholder input or prior announcement.

Phil Haas, CEO, Beautiful Abilities a provider in Bryan, TX, provided this testimony to the Texas House Appropriations Committee.

My name is Phil Haas and I am the owner and director of a Home and Community based Service (HCS) provider, Beautiful Abilities located in Bryan, TX. As a provider, we offer both HCS and TxHL services to over 65 individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in the Brazos Valley. I have been serving persons with IDD for over 30 years and worked as a provider for over 25 of those years, managing or leading organizations doing this work across the state. It is more than a job or a career, it becomes a life passion because of the individuals and the families we are blessed to serve and support.

I also feel I need to underscore that as an owner, I am reminded every day and every check that we are also business owners with the same challenges (and often more) and contributions to your communities of any other small business in Texas. I have always appreciated that Texas prided itself in being pro business and a state that cares for Texans. We are a “business” dependent on government funding to meet the requirements, the challenges and needs of those we serve and those we employ to serve in almost every community in Texas.  Both as a provider of services and as a small business, we are being significantly threatened by several funding proposals in the current budget proposal, the most onerous and alarming being the proposed HHSC 21% cut of HCS/TXHL CFC rates effective July 1. We need you and HHSC to strongly reconsider and not cut these rates which will intimately mean cut wages and cut services.

Being realistic of your funding challenges and being fiscally conservative myself, I am not asking for rate increases at this time. I am asking that you not make any cuts given that we have absorbed so many before and ask that you consider funding the Attendant Rate Enhancement fully. I also ask that you fund at a minimum to maintain current HCS/TxHL caseloads, keeping a promise you make to the families and individuals, your constituents, when they receive these services. I also the same in finding funds to serve those on long waiting lists who desperately need those services.

Beautiful Abilities philosophy of care was created to be comprehensive and innovative in serving persons in a way that they are nurtured to use their abilities and be active in their communities.  We strive to always exceed state expectations and minimum requirements the current funding provides. This comes at an added cost, but because of who we serve it is a decision that makes sense and is effective, so we do it by carefully managing the funds across the programs.

The proposed CFC cut and having no funds proposed for rate enhancement combined will immediately affect our Direct Care staff with wage and benefit cuts if enacted as proposed. Currently to be competitive, reduce turnover and striving to move closer to compensate required skill competencies our direct support professions need to serve our individuals, at Beautiful Abilities, we currently pay our staff an average of $10/ hours up to $12/hr. With taxes and benefits included means we pay on average $13-15/hour. In CFC services we also must pay mileage reimbursement or provide vehicles. Several of our individuals need over 900 miles a month to access the community and their services in the community. The current HCS/TxHL rates provide us $8.50/hr. If you have ‘attendant care rate enhancement” it can provide about $8.75/hr. The rate cut means we would have close to or lower than minimum wage in the rate to work with and we would most likely have to adjust salaries to at least $9.00/hr and adjust our administrative oversight for those services to compensate. I anticipate at least 100% turnover within 3-6 months of the rate decrease. This will significantly affect our workforce, recruitment and equally important, those we serve. Our individuals need consistency in their daily lives and they need a skilled staff to remain safe, this rate cut will immediately undermine both.

HCS/TxHL  providers have to manage their funding comprehensively across all services because some are underfunded while others may provide the additional funds to make up the difference. That is how the” rate model” was originally designed to work, although rate cuts over10 years and piecemeal redesign of different parts of the program with added costly regulatory requirements has made that increasingly difficult.

One example is our day program, Integration Station, which is designed to place individuals safely and actively in the community instead of a room for 50-60% of their time during the day. Our program includes meaningful activities where they regularly volunteer in the community, participate in local gyms, participate in group recreational events, and go to community classes. Our participants are happy, exhibit less behaviors, are working to be healthier and are motivates to do more including being competitivelyemployed which we support. Day programs in HCS are currently funded at about $25/person/ day for 6 hours. At Integration Station, we spend over $40/person/day because that’s what it takes to have quality programs and to have them safely active in the community.  The difference comes from administrative fees from all services and from outside sources. This will be significantly affected by the 21% CFC rate cut.

In interest of time and respecting the need to manage priorities, I will stop at these points. I would be happy to discuss further any point. I appreciate your attention and willingness to serve us here. Once again, please do not authorize any rate cuts so we can continue to provide quality services to those with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities and give us the funds needed to maintain a completive and competent workforce through rate enhancement. 

 

 





2/18/17 Dallas nonprofit sues Texas over law that lets landlords refuse housing vouchers

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2/1/17 Creating Home News (Archive)

Creating Home News
COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING
February 2017

Welcome To New and Returning Subscribers!

About This Newsletter
The Community for Permanent Supported Housing e-newsletter has stories, calendar of events, and other features about creative housing options for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges, as well as independent living in North Texas.

About CPSH
CPSH is a charity and works with families and community partners to create more housing options in the Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties for over 97,000 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges regardless of IQ who need safe, affordable housing with support. CPSH has created an independent living guide for parents everywhere in Texas.

Find Housing here
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Have you responded to the New CPSH Survey? Your response help CPSH plan for the next 5 years. The survey is here.

2/10/17 Celebrate Love Across North Texas
Some of the Proms and Dances for people with disabilities on 2/10/17.

Burleson
Event: Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine Prom, 6-9 pm, no fee.
Host: Alsbury Baptist Church
RSVP: Steven Wesson, 817-295-0134

Colleyville
Event: Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine Prom, 6-9 pm, no fee.
Host: Compass Christian Church
RSVP: Robin Crocker, 817-906-1478

Coppell/Lewisville
Event: Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine Prom, 6-9 pm, no fee.
Hosts: The Servant House and St. Ann’s Catholic Church
RSVP: Email Patrice or Debbie

Grand Prairie
Event: Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine Prom, 6-9 pm, no fee.
Host: Crossroads Christian Church
RSVP: Lindly, 817-557-2277

Mansfield
Event: Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine Prom, 6-9 pm, no fee.
Host: First Methodist
RSVP: Samantha Fergason, 817-477-2287

Plano
Event: Valentine’s Dance,6:30-9:30pm, $25.
Host: My Possibilities
RSVP: 469-241-9100

Plano
Event: Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine Prom, 6-9 pm, no fee.
Host and RSVP:
Prestonwood Baptist Church

”The Road To Home”
CPSH is sharing 2017 activities with parents, educators and everyone interested in how CPSH is creating more housing options and helping parents transition their adult children into independent living with supports. During January, hundreds of North Texas attended these meetings and gave feedback on the projects CPSH should pursue in 2017. The Projects will be announced in March.

The following meetings have already been scheduled. You are invited to attend. Please RSVP at the link below.
4/4/17 Coppell
5/1/17 Crowley

Educators and Service Providers, please share the links to these meetings with your students and families. Flyers are available to distribute on the calendar pages.

Planning 2017 Home Safety Training Classes
Watch the video from parents and participates on the last day of training, read the outcome report, and add your name to the interest list here.

Needed: Locations for training: Eight classes, two hours per class. If you know of a location, please contact Jacky Sylvie, CPSH Community Liaison.

Planning for Independent Living: A Texas Parent’s Guide to Independent Living for Adult Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

48 pages, full color, bound.

Find out about the guide, here.

Read feedback and order the guide, here.

Just $6 per copy!

School Districts, Businesses and Organizations, contact CPSH about volume printing, here.


Have you read the CPSH Independent Living Guide? Please, share your feedback

Creating Home News and Calendar here
February 2017 Donor Challenge:
Your donation matched up to $200 total
Give Now for 2017 Safety Training!

CPSH can only succeed with your help. If you appreciate the importance of what we are doing in the DFW area, please donate.

Your donation will be used to lease training rooms for CPSH Safety Training Classes and will help decrease the cost of training for families who attend. Donating is easy and only takes a second, Give2CPSH.
8 Ways to Support CPSH, here.
Watch the CPSH Animated Mission Video, here.
Change your subscription or contact CPSH
© by 2017 Community for Permanent Supported Housing. All rights Reserved.