April 2018 Creating Home News (Archive)

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

April 2018

April, 2018 CPSH Near You
  • Throughout April CPSH will be at many events across the DFW area. We invite you to stop by our table and find out more about what we are doing this year to assist people with disabilities and their families access safe, affordable housing. The events are posted on the CPSH Calendar.
Find Housing
  • Over the last three months CPSH has received increases in phone calls and emails from self-advocates and families of people with disabilities who need housing. CPSH continues to work with community leaders to address this issue and will share progress with you through this newsletter. The most up-to-date information on where to find housing is on the Find Housing webpage.

City of Dallas Launches Annual Budget Survey
  • If you live in the City of Dallas, you may want to participate in the Annual Budget Survey. It allows Dallas residents to let their respective councilperson know how they would want their 2018-2019 tax dollars spent and on what programs. For example you can request the City to allocate more resources toward housing programs for adults with IDD. More information about the Survey.
Project Independence Workshops
  • Earlier this year CPSH held Project Independence Workshops for almost 40 families. These workshops are followed up with meet ups where self-advocates and families discuss how to create independence. To learn more about the workshops and sign up on the interest list for future workshops go to the Project Independence webpage.

Help Other Self-advocates and Families Find Services and Housing
  • Recently, COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING has received several phone call and emails requesting referrals to assist adults with special needs to find safe, affordable housing with attendants and service providers that are attentive to the needs of the individual. Most of the calls are from siblings or distance relatives or people moving to the DFW area who are accepting responsibility to ensure their loved ones are well taken care of.

    CPSH looking for self-advocate and family recommendations for the following:
    • Favorite HCS Residential Home
    • Favorite Foster Parent who provide housing for people who aren't their family members
    • Favorite In-Home Caregiver
    • Favorite Medicaid Waiver/Private Pay Service Coordinator
    • Favorite Day Program
    • Favorite Behavior Specialist
    • Favorite Medical Doctor for people with disabilities

  • Please complete the form here and share your favorites as soon as possible. There are families in immediate need of this information.

    CPSH is adding this information to the Find Housing page on the CPSH Website.

    Thank you for assisting those who have similar needs as you and your family.

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