Entries by New Horizons

New Horizons Job Fair!

October 11, 2018 we’re hiring Direct Support Professionals/Caregivers for weekdays and weekends to assist Residents to succeed in a residential home by teaching them personal living sills and group activities.

Assembly Bill 279

Dear Supporters of AB 279:

We worked as hard as we could to educate and persuade our legislature to pass AB279. But, ultimately, the Senate Appropriations Committee capitulated to a very powerful Governor who declared that he would not allow AB279 to become law.

SPECIAL APPEAL: Reseda Ranch Home

Dear Family and Friends:

Over sixty years ago, New Horizons was founded by bold parents with a dream of a brighter future for their children who had Down syndrome. At that time, children with disabilities were often sheltered, kept out of sight, and had little or no opportunity for education, social interaction, or life in the community. These parents shared the same hope for their children that any parent has: to be happy, fulfilled, and find their way to live a meaningful life. Those dreams took shape first as a pre-school and school, then as a job training center, and in the late 1970’s as a residential group home to promote independent living.

New Horizons 2016 Annual Report Published!

Dear Family and Friends:

I am pleased to share with you New Horizons’ Annual Report for fiscal year 2016.

Since 1954 New Horizons has provided programs and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. And while having been in existence for all these years, we learned early on that our outstanding achievements are directly correlated to the partnerships we have established with families and friends like you. Together we have empowered those we assist with the opportunity to live independent and fulfilled lives guided by their own unique desires.

Making Movies That Matter at New Horizons

With all the buzz surrounding this year’s Oscar broadcast, New Horizons is excited to announce that we’ve been awarded the opportunity to participate in the 2nd Annual Mitchell Englander’s Making Movies that Matter (MMTM) and Short Film Festival.

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.

Holiday Cheer!

Santa Clause comes to New Horizons on Monday, December 5, 2016. This holiday season, join us for New Horizons’ annual holiday concert featuring music and dance.

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.

Candidates Forum

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) and the LA Coalition of Service Providers invites you to come learn about the issues before you vote in November.

New Horizons Summer Appeal

Five Thousand Thirty-Five. That is the number of donors who made gifts to us over the past ten years. Today, we ask each and every one of you reading this letter to either renew with a generous gift or join us with a first gift and consider yourself a valued New Horizons Champion.

The LA Daily News Reports: New Horizons strikes sweet cookie deal with Vons, Pavilions

Daily News Article (5/13/16) – They’ve cooked up a sweet idea for raising money at New Horizons, the North Hills-based non-profit that helps individuals with special needs.

The agency’s clients, who have been baking New Horizons chocolate chip cookies for years, are now selling them at the Vons store at 18439 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana and its sister Pavilions store at 6543 Platt Ave. in West Hills.

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.

This photo was taken on Friday, January 29, 2016, as New Horizons Brite Lites visited Disneyland! This trip was made possible by Spectrolab employees who presented the tickets to the musical group at their annual holiday event.

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.