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On October 25, 2015 New Horizons welcomed friends and family to the North Hills campus for our 8th annual walk event. After being led in the Pledge of Allegiance by New Horizons client and Toastmaster Elizabeth Marton, walkers, who wore cool green tee-shirts, walked some 15 laps around New Horizons’ Workshop and Achievement Center buildings. Together they proved that wherever in the world we are, we can raise money to provide job training, homes, and confidence to people with special needs to help them fulfill their dreams and live better, more independent lives.
For nearly seven years, CEO Cynthia Sewell has been a co-convener of the Coalition of Service Providers. Involved are the following organizations: Villa Esperanza Services, ECF, Ability First, Tierra del Sol, UCP, Lincoln Training Center, Valley Village, Easter Seals, Jay Nolan, Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind, CLIMB, Pathpoint, Hope House, The Arc – Los Angeles & Orange Counties, The Arc – Ventura County, and TASC (THE Adult Skills Center). These are among the provider leaders in Southern California. The purpose of the Coalition is to advocate for the programs and services for persons with intellectual and other disabilities.
New Horizons President/CEO Cynthia Sewell pays a visit to our dear friend and donor Peggy Carr at her home in Henderson, Nevada on September 29.
October 16, 2015, come join the fun! 15725 Parthenia St., North Hills CA 91343 — doors open 5:45pm admission $5.00. Spaghetti and Meat Balls, Garlic Bread, Side Salad, Dessert and Drink. Dance to the music of DJ Sonic — don’t forget your costumes!
Presented by New Horizons Achievement Center
Our 2015 FREE Community Burn Prevention Series, at New Horizons’ Sam’s Café
15725 Parthenia Street, North Hills, CA 91343
3:00pm—4pm, Thursday, November 12
I would like to thank all of you who advocated on behalf of a 10% increase in rates for service providers who work with individuals with special needs. This follow years of reduced and frozen government funding and the threat of looming costs that will be incurred from successive increases in the State and City of Los Angeles minimum wage.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2015 you’re invited to start taking a virtual stroll around the world with a fundraising goal to raise money by the mile until you reach the destination of your choice.
Congratulations to Susan Stearns, named 2015 Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winner for Bringing Positive Change to New Horizons and the Community.
We’re making great progress!!
I believe travel training empowers independence in individuals. It gives people confidence, pride, and the power to be self-sufficient. I valued every second of my time at New Horizons, and I know that when I earn my MSW degree in Spring 2015, I will carry the mission, vision, and values of New Horizons and Greenlight to Mobility program with me wherever I go.
New Horizons’ Green Light to Mobility (GLM) Program takes a new focus on diversity training, called Cultural Humility. Cultural Humility, as described by Dr. Jann Murray-Garcia and Dr. Melanie Tervalon, is the lifelong process of self-reflection, awareness and critique; simply put, it is the “careful consideration of a person’s assumptions and beliefs, which are embedded in their understanding and interactions with [another person]” (California Health Advocates, 2007).
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15725 Parthenia St.
North Hills, Ca 91343
During business hours, please enter through main gate off Haskell Avenue.
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