Friday, January 13, 2012

This blog has been moved....

Thank you for reading our blog.  We have now integrated many of these posts into our blog on our main website, and will continue to blog about employment and individuals with disabilities on our site.  Thank you!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Resource of the Week

Self-Help for the Elderly

Self-help for the Elderly publishes the affordable and low-income housing wait list. The list includes features such as amenities, min/max income, and the locations and status of the properties.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Resource of the Week

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Free EyeNote Application

The EyeNote™ application (app) was developed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for the blind or visually impaired to use as a tool to increase accessibility to Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency). EyeNote™ is built for the Apple iOS to allow the user to scan a bank note and communicate its value back to the user. The app currently runs on the following devices:
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPhone 4
  • 4th Generation iPod Touch
  • iPad2

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Resource of the Week


Central City Hospitality House

"Central City Hospitality House has served the homeless community in San Francisco's Tenderloin district since 1967. Through their unique combination of peer-led programs and advocacy efforts, many homeless and low-income people have been empowered to unite their voices to stimulate social change.

The Hospitality House programs include: the
Tenderloin Self-Help Center, Sixth Street Self-Help Center, the Community Arts Program, the Community Building Program, and the Shelter Program. Combined, these programs use a holistic approach to enhancing the economic, mental, physical, and social health of the homeless community. This is done through a wide spectrum of services that include housing and benefits advocacy, harm reduction-based substance use counseling, emergency shelter, money management support, creative expression, and job creation."

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Resource Of The Week

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Youth in Transition Toolkit

This website serves as a great guide for young people with disabilities transitioning to adulthood, with information on education, independent living, employment, finances, health care, social recreation, and a page dedicated to resources. The site is geared towards California residents but includes information that may be useful to people in other states as well.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Resource of the Week

Leading Practices on Disability Inclusion

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) embraces the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the labor force and marketplace; assists in career preparation for and employment of people with disabilities, improves customer experiences for people with disabilities, and promotes the certification and growth of disability-owned business.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Resource of the Week

My Money

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC)'s financial literacy education website, has enhanced interactive features and utility to provide more resources to Americans seeking information that can inform their personal financial decisions. This enhanced online offering is just one of the many steps the Administration is taking to expand financial education and access. 

The many resources on the website offer guidance on important decisions including budgeting, setting up a savings account, and paying for college.  Money management tools include a financial savings calculator, worksheets for establishing a weekly budget and a college preparation checklist, among others.   In addition to resources related to financial planning, the website also provides young adults with the opportunity to improve basic financial competency and understanding. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Resource of the Week

Disability Blog

The Disability Blog is a great collection of resources, similarly to our own blog they feature information, events and training opportunities related to people with disabilities. They also feature categories such as 'Emergency Preparedness' and  'Guest Bloggers'. Many of the entries are relevant to people across the country with or without disabilities.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Resource of the Week

Tenderloin Technology Lab

The Tenderloin Technology Lab provides residents of the Tenderloin and other nonprofits with important technology and vocational skills that increase opportunities for employment, access to essential community resources, and connections with family and friends.

Established in 2008, the Tenderloin Technology Lab (TTL) formed as a partnership between St. Anthony Foundation and San Francisco Network Ministries to promote technology training and access to residents of the Tenderloin. 
The TTL is a state-of-the-art technology training center with 38 computer work-stations; a wide range of basic, intermediate, and advanced computer classes; one-on-one vocational counseling and technology training; computer repair sessions, and other special events.

On the site you will find a calendar of classes, events and volunteer information

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Resource of the Week

Medicare and Medicaid Fact Sheet

This simple fact sheet explains the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, who is eligible, what the programs cover, and  the steps required for getting coverage. This sheet provides a great quick reference for any basic questions someone may have on the topics of Medicare and Medicaid.