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Independent Living Resources
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- NCIL Environmental Health Barriers Toolkit
- Greater Washington Internship Coalition
- ABILITY Magazine
- Access Board
- ADA National Network
- Administration for Community Living (ACL)
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Amputee Coalition
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- American Bar Association: Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
- American Council for the Blind
- disabledperson.com (job board)
- Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
- Easter Seals
- Hearing Loss Association of America
- Learning Disability Association
- MEO: My Employment Options
- National Association of the Deaf
- National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
- National Brain Injury Association
- National Council on Disability
- National Federation of the Blind
- National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- National Organization on Disability
- Not Dead Yet
- Nursing Home Abuse Guide
- Nursing Home Abuse Center
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
- Refinance & Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities
- Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL)
- Social Security Administration
- Tax Prep Help – Free IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
- Tax Tips for People Considered Legally Disabled
- United Cerebral Palsy
- US Administration for Community Living
- US Department of Labor
- US Department of Transportation
- UsedHME.com: a free listing service for Home Medical Equipment
- World Institute on Disability
- New: NCIL’s Resources for Youth Transition Coordinators at Centers for Independent Living!
- AAPD Disability Mentoring Day
- Business Leadership Network
- CAST Center for Applied Special Technology
- First Lego League
- HSC Foundation and its Youth Transition Initiative
- Kids As Self-Advocates (KASA)
- Mentoring Center
- National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN)
- National Disabled Students Union
- National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
- National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
- National Training Institute for Community Youth Work
- PACER Center
- Partners for Youth with Disabilities
- Youth Service America
- Paralyzed Veterans of America
- Disabled American Veterans
- Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans (JOFDAV)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Alliance for Retired Americans
- Families USA
- American Society on Aging
- National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- National Council on Aging
- State and Area Agencies on Aging
- Parenting with a Mental Illness: Programs and Resources Guide (PDF) is a comprehensive resource to help parents, providers, and advocates find information about programs in their area.
- New Resource: CILs and Parenting with a Disability
- Through the Looking Glass
Housing for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
The State of Housing in the First State 2019
Housing Alliance Delaware
Ending Homelessness in Delaware
Delaware Housing Search
NAMI Secure Housing
- S. Census Housing Stock
HUD Housing Data
Disability Statics, Cornell
Help With Home Repairs
USDA Rural Development 504 Loan
Neighborhood House, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity
Lutheran Community Services Home Repair
City of Newark, Planning Department, Home Improvement Loan Programs
HUD Apartment Search and Section 8 Voucher Program
HUD Home Repairs Program
Newark Senior Center Home Repair Program
Security Deposit and Utility Assistance
Catholic Charities Basic Needs Assistance Programs
First State Community Action
Lutheran Community Services
West End Neighborhood House
St. Vincent De Paul
Whatcoat Emergency Services
Sojourners Place Re-Entry/Residential
Project New Start
Delaware Re-Entry Consortium
Community Reintegration Services Program
First State Community Action
Christopher Reeve Foundation
Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware
AVAILABLE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Updated (August 2020)
These resources were compiled to make your daily life less stressful and safer. This list does NOT represent an endorsement and is NOT meant to be comprehensive. Please call the business to make sure that their policies/hours have not changed! And above all, stay safe!
STATE OF DELAWARE CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: 866-408-1899 or 211
New information about Delaware’s Re-Openings: Governor@delaware.gov
Shoprite on 202 (302-477-3270): Curbside pickup is available by ordering through http://www.shoprite.com MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE THAT YOUR STORE IS THE ONE AT BRANDYWINE COMMONS. Park in one of the Shop at Home spaces located near the front of the store and call the phone number on the sign for delivery to your car. Hint: Put your name on a sign so they can recognize you!
Shoprite in Newport (302-999-1227) or Walnut Street (302-225-6900): order online and pick-up curbside by parking in the Shop at Home spaces and call the phone number on the sign for delivery to your car.
Booth’s Corner Farmer’s Market (610-485-0775): curbside pickup available by certain vendors, such as Petersham Produce (610-485-7746); B & C Nut was selling 2-ply face masks (610-494-0342).
Highland Orchards (302-478-0402) order online at http://www.HighlandOrchardsFarmMarket.com and pickup curbside (15% gratuity added to your order). Call 302-635-0124 when you get to the lot and they will place your order in your trunk. Displaying a sign with your name is helpful.
Marini Produce (302-475-5754): order online and either pickup curbside or get it delivered with a $25 minimum purchase and a $5 delivery charge within an 8-mile radius.
Ramsey’s Farm, 500 Ramsey Rd (302- 477-1499): Now open weekends, but call to check times as they keep changing their hours! Friday from 1-4 and weekends from 9 am- 4 pm; limited produce availability (corn, tomatoes, peppers, onion, cucumbers). Bring your own bags!
Janssen’s (302-654-9941, ext. 3): call-in orders for curbside pickup.
Target (302-478-2500): curbside for non-perishables, but call for further information.
Kreston Liquors (302-652-3792): order online at http://www.KrestonWines.com or via phone for curbside. They only accept the credit card at curbside!
Produce Junction (610-497-3075): Call to order for curbside pickup
SENIOR MEALS IN NORTH WILMINGTON: Siegel JCC
Subsidized lunches are available Monday through Friday for Seniors with home delivery via JFS volunteers to 19703, 19802, 19803, 19806 and 19810 zip codes; call: Amie Baker at 302-757-0395 or email: ABaker@jfs.org for more information. Menus can be found on the JCC website https://www.siegeljcc.org/main/virtual-jcc/; orders must be submitted by the previous Friday. Cost is $3.35 per meal and should be left in an envelope outside your door.
Concord Pharmacy (302-478-1212): free delivery and has COVID supplies including face masks.
CVS on Concord Pike (302-478-1510 for pharmacy) has a drive-through window where prescriptions and other items can be picked up. CVS also offers free delivery to your home with a prescription refill. They will only deliver non-perishables.
Rite Aid-Senior Hours-9 am-10 am daily
Walgreen’s on Naamans Road (302-246-1933): can order online or via phone and pickup at the drive-through window.
Walgreen’s on Concord Pike (Talleyville) (302-478-4335): Call and ask for front end and place your order. Grocery/sundry pick-ups are in front AFTER calling to say you are there. There is a drive-through window for medicines only!
US Postal Service: Sign up for a free account on http://www.usps.com. You can then schedule a home pickup, order stamps, or order free shipping supplies including “no weigh” Priority mail boxes all online! Priority mail take 3-4 days to be delivered.
Greeting Cards: Order online at hallmark.com and you can pick up your cards at the Friendly Gift Shop or any Matthew’s Hallmark Shop; curbside pickup available at Friendly Gift Shop (302-475-6560)
Action Hardware in Branmar Plaza (302-475-5811): call to order
Fairfax Hardware on Rt. 202 (302-656-2139): call to order
Lowes on Naamans Road (302-479-7799) and Home Depot, Miller Road (302-762-3501) and Naamans Road (302-791-0200): order on-line for curbside pickup.
Staples on Rt. 202 (302-477-1162): you must go in the store to provide your credit card! Better to order online at staples.com for shipping to your address.
SENIOR/VULNERABLE INDIVIDUAL SHOPPING HOURS: USUALLY THE FIRST HOUR OF BUSINESS OPENING- PLEASE RECHECK AS SOME STORES ARE NOW OPENING EARLIER!
Aldi’s-Tuesdays and Thursdays-8:30 am-9:30 am-Brookhaven, PA store-1-855-955-2534 and Kirkwood Hwy Store-610-450-4250
Acme Supermarkets: 7-9 am
Costco: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-10 am
CVS: 9-10 am on Wednesday
Dollar Tree-first hour each day-8 am-9 am
Giant: 6 -7 am
Shoprite: 6 -7 am
Sprouts: 7-8 am-302-467-2344
Staples: 8-9 am on Monday and Friday
Rite Aide: 9-10 am
Trader Joe’s: 8-9 am-302-478-8494
Walgreen’s: 8-9 am on Tuesday
Wegman’s: 7-8 am on Tuesday-1-484-785-9900
Whole Foods: 7-8 am-1-610-358-1133
LARGE STORES/MALLS: Curbside (Order online and pickup at store) and Senior Hours
Best Buy-Wednesday from 10-11 am
Barnes & Noble-Monday from 9-10 am
Bed, Bath & Beyond-Tuesday and Wednesday-9-10 am
Boscov’s-Monday from 11 am-noon
Christiana Mall- several stores are offering curbside pick- go to christianamall.com to find out
Christmas Trees Shop-9-10 am
Kohl’s-Wednesday from 10-11 am
Macy’s-Curbside from 11- 7 pm
Marshall’s, TJ MAXX and Homegoods-Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 am-
REI- Tuesday and Thursday- 9-10 am (one hour before store opening)- Curbside from 10 am-6 pm- 302-369-1938
Target-Tuesday and Wednesday from 8-9 am
Talbot’s-Personal shopping appointments available
ICE CREAM STORES:
Friendly’s: call 302-478-4975 for curbside
Rita’s: Order at the window-Silverside location (302-477-1572) has an order window and a separate receive order window
Sweet Lucy’s: Order at the drive thru window in the back-optional to call ahead to order: 302-477-0777
Yummi Berri: Wear a mask and enter store and tell worker what you would like to order-302-478-0200
Free Errand Service for seniors 60 and over who cannot leave their homes. Examples of services provided include: pick-up of prescriptions and groceries, post office trips, etc. Offered by the Delaware Division of Aging & Disabilities; call Easter Seals at 302-324-4444 for more information.
Wingmom Errand Service (302-268-6432): $30 to shop at one supermarket, plus tip.
Peapod, Instacart, and Shipt are also available delivery options.
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
Dial 211: for general information
Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (800-223-9074): resource referrals for seniors and individuals with disabilities or to report senior abuse.
JFS on Call (302-781-4537): Free emotional support hotline. Monday-Friday: 9am-9 pm
JFS Counseling (302-478-9411): Telehealth behavioral health services
Crisis Intervention Services (201- 577-2484 or 800-652-2929): 24/7 availability, Can help with mental health issues.
Contact Lifeline: (800-262-9800): 24/7 availability. Can help with information and referral, discussion of daily struggles etc.
Delaware Hope Line (833-946-7333): 24/7 availability. Can help with information and referral, crisis assistance and discussion of daily struggles, etc.
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Behavioral Health Website: http://www.Helpisherede.com
Mental Health Tips During COVID-19 Via Text: Text DEHOPE to 55753
Exercise Options: Online! Always consult with your doctor before you undertake a new exercise program!
https://www.nia.nih.gov- fitness goals and a wealth of information about exercise
Many options are only available via Facebook!
Dance Fitness with Troy: Zumba toning
Inspiring Fitness by Tara: geared to seniors
Siegel JCC: has many online exercise classes
YMCA of DE: has many online exercise classes
Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone
The Fitmother Project (includes ab exercises): Example: 5 ab exercises for women over 50
Delaware library resources- lib.de.us-Virtual programming etc.
AARP in DE: Free virtual exercise classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays- registration required!
July 21, 2020 – August 20, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Please register online at: bit.ly/GetFitJuly30
AARP.org: search for exercise videos
NCOA.org: search for exercise
NIA.NIH.gov (National Institute of Aging):
— Balance Exercises for Older Adults
— Exercises for Older Adults
— Strength Building Exercises for Older Adults
— Stretching Exercises for Older Adults
COVID-19 & State Policies, including Medicaid
ACL: COVID-19 RESOURCES
ACL: ACL’s COVID-19 Resources: What’s New (updated 9/14/20)
CMS: Medicaid Telehealth
Kaiser Family Foundation: State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus
Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker
Kaiser Family Foundation: How Can Medicaid Enhance State Capacity to Respond to COVID-19?
National Academy for State Health Policy: States Use Federal Waivers to Expand Health Care Resources to Confront COVID-19
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services: List of Resources (includes State Specific Info)
National Health Law Program: Overview of the Medicaid-Related Provisions of the Coronavirus Response Packages
National Health Law Program: COVID-19 Changes to HCBS Using Appendix K: Approval Trends
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – www.RWJF.org
WHAT IS MEDICAID FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES?: Workers With Disabilities Programs Brochure (pdf – 2 pages)
Independent Living Organizations
UNITED STATES ACCESS BOARD
“Advancing Full Access and Inclusion for All”
New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative Tip Sheet: Providing Access through Sign Language & Text for Low Vision & Tactile Communicators During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Green Mountain Self Advocates: Plain Language Fact Sheet on COVID-19
UNC Child Development Institute: Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times
Wheelchair and Assistive Technology Users Precautions for COVID-19
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
Spina Bifida Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People with Spina Bifida Need to Know
COVID-19 Disability Form(to be completed by or for an individual with intellectual disabilities or communication difficulties)
Use Google Live Transcribe through a mobile phone. Check to see if a person has a mobile phone. If yes, is it okay with the person to use text messages?
If a person(s) prefers to have a live sign language interpreter(s)
Text to 911 Video
Americans with Disabilities Act
Olmstead Supreme Court Decision
The Rehabilitation Act – Accessibility Online
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
Financial and Domestic Abuse Victims Resources
HHS Office for Civil Rights Bulletin: Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (March 28, 2020)
Disability Rights Education Defense Fund: Know Your Rights to Medical Care – COVID-19 (English/Spanish)
Disability Rights Education Defense Fund: Know Your Rights to Medical Care – COVID-19 (English/Chinese)
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program: Complaint with HHS Office for Civil Rights (March 24, 2020)
Center for Health Care Strategies: Stemming the Risk of Disability Bias During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Law Journal Article by Samuel R. Bagenstos: “May Hospitals Withhold Ventilators from COVID-19 Patients with Pre-Existing Disabilities?”
International Disability Alliance: 10 Recommendations toward a Disability-Inclusive COVID19 Response
Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19:
Centers for Disease Control
Centers for Disease Control: People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness
Centers for Disease Control: ASL Videos on COVID-19
Administration for Community Living (ACL): COVID-19 Webpage
ACL: Q&A for Older Adults and People with Chronic Health Conditions
National Institutes of Health
IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
The U.S. Access Board – www.access-board.gov
U.S. Department of Labor – https://www.dol.gov/
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – https://www.dhs.gov/
Office of Disability Integration & Coordination – https://www.ODIC.gov
U.S. Government Accountability Office – https://www.gao.gov
Disability Specific Organizations
Autism Delaware – http://delautism.org/
Delaware Disabilities Law Program – http://www.declasi.org/disabilities-law-program/
Disability Resources, Delaware – http://www.disabilityresources.org/DELAWARE.html
The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware – http://dsadelaware.org/
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – http://www.lls.org/
The Mental Health Association in Delaware – http://www.mhainde.org/wp/
The National Alliance for the Mentally Illness in Delaware (NAMI) – http://www.namidelaware.org/
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society –https://www.nationalmssociety.org
Brain Injury Association of Delaware – www.BIAD.org
Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware – www.efde.org
United Cerebral Palsy – www.ucp.org
Sexual Assault Network of Delaware – SAND@contactlifeline.org
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center –https://www.adainfo.org/
Pacific ADA Center – www.adapacific.org
National Disability Rights Network – www.NDRN.org
Delaware General Assembly – https://delaware.gov/
Delaware Attorney General – http://legis.delaware.gov
Delaware Health and Social Services – http://www.dhss.delaware.gov
The State Council For Persons with Disabilities – https://www.scpd.delaware.gov
GOVERNOR’S ADVISORY COUNCIL
FOR EXCEPTIONAL CITIZENS
Delaware Family Court COVID-19 Information (Updated 8/20/20)
Delaware Insurance Department – https://insurance.delaware.gov/
Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles – https://www.dmv.de.gov
Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs – https://veteransaffairs.delaware.gov/
DART First State (DART) – https://www.dartfirststate.com/
Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health – http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/
Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – https://dvr.gov
DVR Services: Read about Services offered Here
DVR Referral Form– This could be useful for you, if you are interested in obtaining employment and require DVR services.
Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired – https://delaware.gov/
The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council – https://www.ddc.delaware.gov/
ADA Home Page – www.ada.gov
National Council on Disability –https://www.NCD.gov
Alzheimer’s Association – https://alz.org/
Center for Public Representation – https://www.centerforpublicrep.org/
The Forum: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – https://www.HHS.gov
U.S. Department of Justice
White House –https://www.whitehouse.gov/
US House of Representatives –https://www.house.gov/
US.Senate – https://www.senate.gov/
Health Care –https://www.healthcare.gov/
Ticket to Work – https://yourtickettowork.ssa.gov/