Title: Heightened Independence & Progress - Your Centers For Independent Living Descriptive info: About.. - Who We Are and What We Offer.. Quick Links.. : Select a link below to navigate directly to a sub-section:.. Background History.. Our Staff.. Board of Trustees.. Background and History.. Heightened Independence Progress (.. ) has administered two premier Centers for Independent Living in New Jersey for many years - since 1980 in Bergen County and in Hudson County since 1987.. Through the years, programs and initiatives have continued to expand.. In some situations identical services are provided, while in other instances programs are specific to each CIL which may have County boundaries or span the entire state.. - Agency-Wide Staff -.. Eileen Goff.. President/CEO.. Trish Carney.. Finance and Development Director.. Karen Baron.. Marketing and Communicatons Coordinator.. (All agency-wide staff are located at the Bergen Central Office.. ).. ... Marchione.. Lucia Montalvo.. Hispanic Outreach Program.. Maria Perez.. Rehabilitation Technology, LEAD.. Don Perlman.. Technology Consultant.. Alanna Staton.. Bergen YES! Coordinator.. Independent Living Transition Coordinator.. Stephanie Thomas.. Office Assistant.. Susan Vanino.. Adjustment to Vision Loss Coordinator.. Paula Walsh.. Program Director.. - Hudson County Satellite Office -.. Kathleen Wood.. Hudson Branch Director.. Mariely Colin.. Medicaid Global Options.. Amy Giron.. Community Independent Living Support.. Marily Gonzalez.. Maria Smith.. Independent Living Services Assistant.. Jean Csaposs, Board Chair.. Lottie Esteban, First Vice Chair.. Betty A.. Fetzer, Second Vice Chair.. Richard M.. Hodgman, Treasurer.. Anne Marie Prendergast, Secretary.. Paul S.. Aronsohn.. Thomas Bengaff.. Joan Bermingham.. Lillian Ciufo.. Roy Lippin.. Anna P.. Navatta, Esq.. Hyacinthe Nkurunziza.. Joseph Tomasko.. Eileen Goff, President/CEO, Ex-Officio.. Heightened Independence and Progress is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) agency, and all contributions are tax deductible..
Title: Heightened Independence & Progress - Your Centers For Independent Living Descriptive info: Bergen.. Programs and Services.. AVL.. Advocacy.. CASP.. Outreach.. LEAD.. MTS.. Peer Support Groups.. Rehab Technology.. SIL.. TBI.. Transitioning.. Back to About.. Page.. - Bergen County CIL -.. Heightened Independence and Progress.. Hackensack, New Jersey 07601.. 201-996-9100.. E-Mail:.. Eileen Goff, President/CEO.. ">egoff.. ber@hipcil.. Trish Carney, Finance and Development Director.. ">tcarney.. A complete list of staff appears on the.. page.. - Programs and Services -.. Information and Referral.. frequently occurs as a brief service where staff either provides direct information or functions as a clearinghouse, directing individuals to other appropriate resources.. Advocacy to Individuals.. is an essential service which provides assistance with such issues as housing, employment, and financial benefits.. Systems Advocacy.. efforts are directed at addressing support or change of appropriate legislation, enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Housing Act, and other issues which promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community.. Peer Support.. services are provided by persons with disabilities who may be staff members, consumers, or other individuals who are in a position to be of assistance as a result of their own life experiences.. Independent Living Skills Training.. is the sharing of any information or support which enables individuals to function as independently as possible.. A great deal of staff time is devoted to the provision of these core services.. Adjustment to Vision Loss.. Contact.. : Susan Vanino.. Email.. svanino.. The Adjustment to Vision Loss Project is a unique program designed to assist individuals in adjusting to the loss of vision, through their involvement in peer support groups.. AVL serves 14 counties in Northern and Central NewJersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.. The Adjustment to Vision Loss Project provides direct assistance to individuals with vision loss by facilitating the development and maintenance of an extensive network of peer support groups which currently total 42.. These groups address issues and concerns of people with vision loss, and through the sharing of their experiences, members provide support to one another.. In addition to group involvement, one on one peer support is available.. For further information or to participate in a peer support group, contact the AVL Coordinator, Susan Vanino at (201) 996-9100.. Go To Top of Page..  .. Advocacy.. : Nancy Hodgins.. nhodgins.. Advocacy is a leading service at.. which occurs in many ways.. The overriding goal is to promote and ensure the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community.. Advocacy staff direct their efforts toward working with individual consumers who face difficulties in areas of housing, employment, transportation, and many other issues.. Systems advocacy is geared toward challenges faced by many people with disabilities.. Efforts are directed at addressing support or change of appropriate legislation, enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Fair Housing Act and other issues which promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community.. Other areas which have recently been addressed include working with the community to assist people with disabilities in relocating from institutions to their own residences and providing technical assistance to municipalities who are gentrifying their business districts.. Caregiver Assistance and Support Project.. : Jessica Marchione/Sherri Krupnik at.. ... Jayne Gugenheim at (201) 996-9423.. mts.. MTS transcribes print documents into braille and audio formats.. Through a staff of 14 transcribers certified by the Library of Congress, materials are produced for government entities, non-profit agencies, the corporate sector, schools, hospitals, theaters, and the community at large.. A full range of literary, math, science, and foreign language textbooks have been produced for students across the country.. Go to the.. MTS Web Site.. for further information.. Peer Support Groups.. : Paula Walsh.. pwalsh.. offers a number of peer support groups, including:.. COPE, a group which meets on the last Thursday of each month to address the needs of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.. Members discuss issues of mutual interest while socializing and forming friendships.. Women with Disabilities, a group which meets two Mondays each month to address issues such as relationships, women's issues, family dynamics, employment, information sharing, and day-to-day challenges.. Limited transportation is available for Bergen County residents to attend COPE and the Women's Group.. The Self-Advocacy Group, which meets twice each month where discussions are facilitated by the participants, and include topics such as self-esteem, perceptions of one's own disability, employment and interpersonal skills, family relationships, self-advocacy, and how to work with a personal care assistant.. Rehabilitation Technology (SNAP, MAP, and POLIO).. SNAP serves Bergen County residents who are elderly or disabled by providing funding toward assistive devices, equipment, or services which allow them to function independently in their everyday lives.. Some examples include wheelchairs, bathroom equipment, hearing aids, emergency alert systems, and more.. From concept to completion, MAP provides partial funding to enable Bergen County residents who are elderly and/or disabled to increase accessibility within their homes.. Some examples of home modifications are ramps, roll-in showers, railings, wheelchair lifts and the widening of doorways.. acts as a facilitator for the New Jersey Polio Network in a grant program to aid individuals in New Jersey who have been affected by polio.. Individuals can apply for grants of up to $1,000 for such needs as medical evaluations, assistive devices, and medical transportation costs.. Support for Independent Living.. : Jessica Marchione/Sherri Krupnik.. org; skrupnik.. SIL provides ongoing care management services for Bergen County residents with disabilities ages 18 – 59.. SIL, a component of Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection (ADRC), enables individuals to remain independent in their homes.. Staff works with consumers to assess needs and coordinate community based services such as home health-care, financial benefits programs, meals on wheels, etc.. Traumatic Brain Injury.. org;.. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a state-funded case management program which provides community services and support for New Jersey residents who have survived an acquired brain injury.. Youth Envisioning Success (YES) - Transitioning From High School to Adult Life.. : Alanna Staton.. Astaton.. This project has been designed to assist Bergen County students, and families as they move from high school to higher education or employment.. Students will be linked with all of the programs and services of the Center for Independent Living, in order to prepare for the next stage of life.. Students and families will have the opportunity to learn about available community resources, interact with peers and appropriate role models, and be assisted to access needed services..
Title: Heightened Independence & Progress - Your Centers For Independent Living Descriptive info: Hudson.. CILS.. MGO.. - Hudson County CIL -.. Jersey City, New Jersey 07306.. 201-533-4407.. Kathleen Wood, Director.. ">kwood.. hud@hipcil.. Community Independent Living Support.. : Amy Giron.. agiron.. CILS provides ongoing care management services for Hudson County residents with disabilities ages 18 – 59.. CILS enables individuals to remain independent in their homes.. Staff works with consumers to assess needs and coordinate community based services such as home health-care, financial benefits programs, etc.. : Marily Gonzalez.. mgonzalez.. Medicaid Global Options.. : Mariely Colin.. mcolin.. Medicaid Global Options is a state-funded case management program for individuals who wish to avoid nursing home placement or who are in transition from a nursing home ... financial assistance (full or partial) toward the purchase of medical devices, assistive technology items, or other equipment in order to enhance an individual’s ability to live more independently.. SAIL and Senior SAIL can help with the purchase of items such as: wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, low vision aids, air conditioners (for specific disabilities), automobile hand controls, ramps, bathroom safety equipment, and medical alert systems.. SAIL and Senior SAIL can assist individuals who have no other resources to cover the cost of the requested item.. : Marian Padilla.. mpadilla.. This project has been designed to assist Hudson County students, and families as they move from high school to higher education or employment..
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Title: Heightened Independence & Progress - Your Centers For Independent Living Descriptive info: Calendar of Events.. Today's Date is.. : Friday, April 19, 2013.. Number of Events.. : 1 over 1 months.. : Select a link below to navigate directly to the events for a month:.. May.. The Following are Events Scheduled For: May, 2013.. Saturday, May 18, 2013 Annual Dinner Dance.. More details to follow!.. (End of Event Calendar)..
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Title: Heightened Independence & Progress - Your Centers For Independent Living Descriptive info: Important Links.. Government Links.. State of New Jersey -.. http://www.. state.. nj.. us.. The White House -.. whitehouse.. gov.. U.. S.. House of Representatives -.. house.. Senate -.. senate.. New Jersey Legislature -.. njleg.. Medicare Web Site -.. medicare.. gov/.. Find Your State Legislators: Assembly and Senate -.. us/members/legsearch.. asp.. Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) -.. dol.. gov/odep.. DisabilityInfo.. gov -.. http://DisabilityInfo.. Independent Living Resources.. Northeast ADA & IT Center -.. northeastada.. NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired ... -.. nacdd.. Monday Morning -.. https://www.. njcdd.. org/projects/2012-04-23-13-46-37/about-monday-morning.. National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) -.. ncil.. United Spinal Association -.. unitedspinal.. Disability Rights New Jersey -.. drnj.. org/.. The Do-Able Renewable Home (Universal Design) -.. universaldesign.. com.. AARP -.. aarp.. Our New Journey -.. ournewjourney.. NJ Special Needs Registry -.. registerready.. NJ Polio Network -.. njpolio.. NJ State Library - Talking Book & Braille Center -.. njlbh.. Other Sites of Interest for Independent Living.. Steve Gold - Disability Odyssey -.. stevegoldada..
Title: Heightened Independence & Progress - Your Centers For Independent Living Descriptive info: Directions to our.. 131 Main Street, Suite #120.. (201) 996 9100 (Voice).. (201) 996-9422 (Fax).. (201) 996 9424 (TDD).. From New Jersey Turnpike.. Pay toll at Exit 18 and continue straight for about 4 miles.. At fork, bear left, following signs for 80W Paterson Dover.. Follow signs for 80W and local lanes.. Take Exit #66 - Hudson Street.. At first light, make a left onto Hudson Street.. (At this point, follow directions.. * FROM HUDSON STREET.. ).. From Garden State Parkway Route 80 Eastbound (Toward G.. W.. Bridge).. Take Garden State Parkway to Route 80 Exit.. Take Route 80 Eastbound (to G.. Take Exit #66 Hudson Street.. Turn left at Stop sign and continue to light, Turn left at light, onto Hudson Street.. From G.. Bridge & Route 80 Westbound.. Follow Route 80 Westbound; Take Exit #66 Hudson Street.. Coming off the exit, continue past stop sign to first light, ... Main Street will be on your left.. You may be able to park at a meter on Main Street, but if not, Go on to the next corner, which is Mercer Street.. Turn left onto Mercer, then make first left onto State Street.. The Shopper's Parking Lot will be on your left, 1/2 block down.. Follow parking lot arrows around to the far right of the lot.. is in the building alongside of the large parking garage.. From Route 4 East Or Westbound.. Take Hackensack Avenue Exit Southbound, toward Hackensack.. Follow Hackensack Ave.. (name changes to River Street) approximately 2 miles, Turn right onto Mercer Street (immediately after R.. R.. overpass).. Follow Mercer to end, and turn left onto State Street.. The Shoppers' Parking Lot is approximately 1/2 block on left.. Follow Arrows in lot around to the far right;.. For MapQuest directions to the Bergen County CIL, click here..