ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News Reports: Cool Kid Juliane Martinez helps those w/ special needs at New Horizons!

We know we have the best volunteers, now the community knows, too! ABC-TV’s Eyewitness News visited our campus on Wednesday, January 4, to do a story on a high school volunteer that’s making a difference.

A New Year Message from Interim CEO, Roschell Ashley

Dear Family and Friends,

I want to take a moment during these first few days of 2017 to express how truly excited I am for New Horizons and our clients as we enter into a brand new year!

As we set our sights on all the possibilities which promise to provide even greater independence and inclusion for the over 1600 individuals we support each year, we celebrate the fact that our programs and services are stronger than ever. Whether on our North Hills campus or at different locations within the community, our ability to bring living, working, and learning opportunities to those with special needs is what New Horizons’ mission is all about. We look forward to continuing to work with our clients in this way. We also look forward to continuing to partner with you through your generous donations and support of our annual events.

San Fernando Valley Business Journal Names Cynthia Sewell Among 2016’s Most Influential Valley Leaders!

On November 14, 2016 the San Fernando Valley Business Journal published a beautiful piece on the Valley’s 200 most influential Leaders in the San Fernando, Conejo, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valleys.

“Born This Way” gets 3rd Season Pickup

After winning the 2016 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Series, A&E Network’s critically–acclaimed docuseries “Born This Way” has been picked up for a third season

A&E’s “Born This Way” Receives the Emmy!

Hollywood is talking about it — this weekend, for the first time ever, a series starring a cast with disabilities has won an Emmy Award. “Born This Way,” which is in its second season on A&E, won for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Series beating out five other series including previous winners Deadliest Catch and Intervention.

Daily News Reports: Sam’s Cafe opens for San Fernando Valley seniors

(8/31/16) Nancy Jan once had a dream job working at Sam’s Cafe until statewide budget cuts stripped the New Horizons food service training program for special needs adults of its funding.

Premier America Credit Union Awards New Horizons

New Horizons thanks Premier America Credit Union for recognizing us for our charitable good works.

New Horizons to Host a Career/Job Fair, Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Horizons has job openings for those looking for a career in social services, working with individuals with special needs.

CSUN Students Develop Lean Manufacturing Solutions for New Horizons

This spring, students in professor Shereazad Jimmy Gandhi’s manufacturing systems engineering class MSE507 benefited from a special partnership between the nonprofit organization New Horizons and California State University, Northridge’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

New Horizons Partners with Vons and Pavilions to Launch Our Delicious Cookies!

New Horizons will begin selling our delicious and freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies, now known as New Horizons Cookies, at two local supermarkets on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 with a special pre-launch display.

Good news for ground breaking television show, “Born this Way”

A documentary series following the lives of young people with Down syndrome is getting a special honor from the people behind the Emmy Awards.
The A&E Network series “Born This Way” is one of six shows named to the Television Academy Honors.

DOVIA-LA highlights one of our own!

In their April 2016 newsletter eblast, DOVIA-LA highlighted member Shade Mokuolu. Shade is the treasurer on the DOVIA-LA Board. She is currently the Development Coordinator for New Horizons and has lead volunteers for over two decades in various roles. She is very excited to be part of DOVIA-LA and has gained valuable information that she can utilize in her professional work. To read her Q&A…

New Horizons Makes the Move Towards Safety

Perhaps you’ve noticed certain changes happening around campus. Our “welcome station” manned by campus monitor Edgardo De La Rosa is located at our west gate entrance. Just steps away from the Administrative Annex building, it is one of the many additions that make our organization a safer place for our staff, consumers and guests.

March 17, 2016 Letter by New Horizons Family Member, Lena Rivkin

It is immensely gratifying to see that, as Margaret Mead once said, even a small group of people fighting for what they believe in can, in fact, create positive change.

Developmentally disabled can’t wait – by Lena Rivkin

While Gov. Jerry Brown stresses saving funds for a “rainy day,” while his political coffers brim with millions of dollars to fight for causes he deems worthy, funding for California’s most vulnerable citizens remains woefully low.

Those with developmental disabilities held hostage: Tom Lackey

In politics, it’s not unusual to see one group’s priorities held hostage in order to leverage something else. What is unusual is that California is holding individuals with developmental disabilities — and funding on which they rely — as a hostage for an unrelated tax on health insurance plans.

BOARD URGES GOVERNOR TO RESTORE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED FUNDING

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich urging State legislative leaders to address the pressing needs of the more than 80,000 residents who are developmentally disabled.

TV Show Featuring Young Adults With Down Syndrome To Return

More episodes are on the way for a new television show focusing on the lives of young adults with Down syndrome.

To the Editor: Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget comes up short for disabled people

While Gov. Jerry Brown has budgeted a 1.4% increase in aid to the needs of our indigent and disabled, I am among the many disappointed Californians who has a personal mandate to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Editorial: Brown and Legislature must step up for developmentally disabled residents

Appalling doesn’t even begin to describe the failure of Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic-controlled Legislature to adequately fund services for California’s nearly 290,000 developmentally disabled people.

Born This Way: Millennials with Down syndrome the focus of new reality show

Sean, 21, is a self-professed lady’s man. John, 28, is a rap artist. Megan, 22, was a high school cheerleader hoping to get her break as a producer in Los Angeles.

They are three young adults among a group of seven whose wants and needs mirror those of millennials far and wide: to go out and date, to be independent, to find meaning in their jobs, to look pretty and to feel wanted.

In California, Aid Withers For People With Developmental Disabilities

Surrounded by stacks of packages in a brightly lit room, Michael Palone gingerly folded a box and taped it shut. His eyes averted, he shuffled to the front of the warehouse to retrieve scissors, skirting by people and tables in his path.

Presidential Proclamation – International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2015

The United States has long been a leading voice for the rights of persons with disabilities, and we join the international community in expressing our support for them in all they do and in recognizing them as the valuable members of society that they are.

Why is There No New Money for Developmental Services?

(LA Daily News – 11/19/2015) Gov. Jerry Brown’s refusal to restore developmental funding that was slashed during the Great Recession looks more and more Scrooge-like as the state revenue surplus grows.

Good Neighbor Awards Winner Susan Stearns Takes Home the Award

We congratulate Susan Stearns on receiving her 2015 Realtor® Good Neighbor Award on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

New Horizons Employee Scott Jones Receives 2015’s “The La Rocca Award”

Each year the Sunair Children’s Foundation recognizes an employee of a non-profit organization for their dedication to the cause of children and young people, by presenting him or her with a $500 cash award know as “The La Rocca Award.” This year Scott Jones, a member of New Horizons staff, is this the proud recipient of such an honor. Scott has been employed by New Horizons since 2012. He currently works in the agency’s Employment Services Department as a Pathways instructor where he councils individuals with special needs, between the ages of 18 and 22, on how to secure meaningful work within the community.

Good Neighbor Awards 2015 Winner Susan Stearns

Congratulations to Susan Stearns, named 2015 Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winner for Bringing Positive Change to New Horizons and the Community.

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