New Horizons Named a 2017 California NonProfit of the Year!

Thanks to a nomination by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-46), on Wednesday, June 28th, New Horizons was named a 2017 California Non Profit of the Year as part of California Nonprofits Day.

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.

New Horizons Technology and Media Arts Consumers Celebrate Making Movies!

On Wednesday, May 24, at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC), participants in New Horizons Technology and Media Arts program joined others in the community to celebrate Mitchell Englander’s Making Movies that Matter and Short Film Festival.

New Horizons’ Board Member and Friend Recognized by SFVBJ!

Congratulations to New Horizons Board Member Christine Ward for her SFVBJ’s 2017 Women in Business awards nomination,

A message from John D. Bunzel, Chairman of the Board, New Horizons

In April of this year, our CEO, Cynthia Sewell, announced her retirement as of December 31, 2016, after a long and illustrious career. In July, The Board of Directors began a robust strategic assessment process to review all of the strategic options facing us, so we can continue to provide quality programs and services for our consumers now and in the future.

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.

With honesty, humor and heart, A&E’s original docu-series, “Born This Way” begins its second season with fresh new episodes

Now airing every Tuesday night on the A&E Network at 10pm/9pm Central, the series on which New Horizons is proud to consultant highlights the outgoing personalities and amazing abilities of seven young adults born with Down syndrome.

Buy New Horizons Cookies at VONS Tarzana!

Just a reminder that our cookies can be purchased at VONS Tarzana. Stop by 18439 Ventura Blvd in Tarzana and pick up a package or two.

New Horizons Walk Fundraiser, Saturday, August 27!

New location with old friends, our 9th Annual On the Horizon Walk Fundraiser plans to be better than ever. Registration begins July 15 with a $35 per person donation.

New Horizons is excited to offer online, pre-event bidding for this year’s silent auction!

The online auction will opened on Saturday, June 18th at 12:00 PM and bidding will continue throughout the Gala on June 25th, 2016 till 9:30PM!

New Horizons Receives Surprise Gift from National Charity League

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, about 40 National Charity League (NCL) members, a group made up of mother and daughter volunteers, participated in the annual Philanthropy Orientation Day. Lead by chapter liaison to New Horizons, Ms. Terri Zaelke, the organization presented New Horizons with a $25,000 check for the renovation of Sam’s Cafe’s bathrooms.

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.

A Letter from John D. Bunzel, New Horizons Chairman of the Board

Dear New Horizons Friends and Family:

After 28 years of service at New Horizons, Cynthia Sewell (Kawa), our President/CEO, will be retiring, as of December 31, 2016. Please join me in congratulating her!

Roschell Ashley Receives Nomination for SFVBJ 2016 Women In Business Awards

New Horizons is proud to recognize Chief Operating Officer Roschell Ashley for being honored by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as a woman in business because of her outstanding achievements in the business community.

Mission: New Horizons 13th Annual Gala Fundraiser

Galpin Motors presents… 13th Annual Gala Fundraiser, Mission: New Horizons! Save the Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 7pm to 10 pm enjoy dinner under the wings of the Space Shuttle Endeavor at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

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.

Jynny Retzinger 30th Legislative Breakfast to Say “Thanks”!

Please call 818-778-4405 to join North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) and its co-sponsors, the Los Angeles Coalition of Service Providers on Friday, April 8, 2016, as they say “Thank You!” to our legislative officials for supporting the Managed Care Organization (MC) Tax reform bill linked to the $300 million in developmental services funding.

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.

Governor’s proposed budget leaves healthcare, special needs advocates disappointed

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday handed what health care advocates and supporters of people with special needs called a status quo budget proposal for the next fiscal year, with no new investments or restoration of funding to programs that help California’s most vulnerable.

A Public Statement from the Los Angeles Coalition of Service Providers Supporting State-Wide Rallies

On December 10th all across California people with developmental disabilities will be in the streets and in public meeting spaces along with their families, friends and those who serve them. This date was circled long ago for rallies to bring greater public attention to the plight of nearly 300,000 of California’s most vulnerable citizens.

NEW HORIZONS BRINGS INSIGHT TO NEW A&E SERIES

New Horizons is proud to announce its involvement with A&E Network’s new ground breaking original docu-series “Born This Way,” featuring seven young people with Down syndrome.

Honoring Gay Wane with Tree Planting

New Horizons honored Gay Wane with the planting of a tree on the agency’s North Hills Campus.
The small ceremony, which benefited from a beautiful Southern California day, was

LA Daily News: Bill would yield needed funding increase for developmental services

In August, when the Legislature’s special session on health care and developmental services was in still in session, we criticized Democratic leaders for not bringing forward good bills by their Republican colleagues. Now, with more than two months of hindsight under our belts, that obviously partisan inaction looks even worse. If Senate Bill X2-4, by Republicans Jim Nielsen and Jeff Stone, had passed and been signed into law, it would be well on the way to producing the desperately needed 10 percent increase in funding for developmental services that the Lanterman Coalition sought in the 2015-16 budget. Instead, Gov. Jerry Brown stiffed the developmental community in the regular budget process and punted to a special session, which has produced nothing.

2015 Walk Around the World Fundraiser Huge Success

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.

COALITION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS

Coalition of Service Providers

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.

Cynthia Sewell Visits Peggy Carr

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.

A message from Cynthia Sewell, New Horizons President/CEO

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.