City of Los Angeles Celebrates New Horizons’ 65th Year With a Special Proclamation!

On Thursday, April 17, 2019 New Horizons proudly received a special proclamation from the City of Los Angeles  at the Los Angeles City Hall in honor of its 65th Anniversary.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, of Council District 3, had the honor of making the presentation during the scheduled City Council Meeting to New Horizons’ President and CEO, John Brauer, and other members of the New Horizons staff.  In so doing, Blumenfield invited the City of Los Angeles to join him in recognizing and celebrating our milestone anniversary and the many clients we have had the pleasure of serving throughout the years.

What started in 1954 by eight families as an educational center for their young children with Down syndrome has become a thriving organization which annually serves more than 1200 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“Over the years our focus has been on supporting our clients to become confident, independent, self-advocates who are contributing members of the communities in which they live and work.  It is so important to create a life for those with disabilities,” states John Brauer, CEO/President of New Horizons.

Through partnerships, community education and involvement, and advocacy,  New Horizons has been helping to create quality lives for those we serve by providing job training and placement, education and counseling programs, and residential homes and support to individuals who live with such conditions as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Today, as we celebrate our 65th Anniversary, we are still advancing dreams, imagining possibilities, and achieving success for its client trainees through programs and services, and social enterprises, too. New Horizons envisions the next 65 years as an era of advancing community inclusion and belonging for those we support, while keeping the dreams and the promise alive in ways our founding parents never imagined.

Pictured: CM Blumenfield, Pamela Arturi, Sharoll Jackson, Leilani Downer, Holly Rasey and John C. Brauer