For over 47 years Atlantis Community, Inc, has been a proven leader in disability rights advocating for people with disabilities. For the past six years, I have led the organization with a commitment to independent living and a steadfast dedication to protecting our rights. During my time at Atlantis, we re-established ourselves as a trusted advocacy organization and became a national resource to other CILs. I am immensely proud of everything I accomplished while at Atlantis and I'm profoundly grateful for the opportunity to lead such an incredible organization. However, after much consideration, I have decided to explore other opportunities outside of Atlantis. My last day will be September 1, 2022.
The Atlantis Community Board is committed to a smooth transition for our community and our partners. The Board will begin the search for a new executive director in the coming weeks.
Thank you for the opportunity to work alongside you and for all of the valuable experiences I gained along the way.
With immense gratitude,
One of the key components of healthy living is getting outdoors and discovering new places. The Colorado Active Living Coalition has provided a grant to the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition to help individuals with mobility or cognitive issues explore parks and wilderness in the Denver Metropolitan Area. If you are interested in a one-day outing please fill out the following application. This offer is free to anyone with a diagnosed disability, ages 18 and up. The program runs from June 13th to September 1, 2022. Please contact Jaime Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org at720-220-5735 for more information.
Adaptive Recreation Guide for People with Disabilities
Did you know that activities like hockey, wilderness hiking, curling, dance, lacrosse, horseback riding and soccer all have adaptive programs available for people with disabilities?
Denver’s Adaptive Recreation in the City Guide is an online tool to help people with disabilities find opportunities for sports, games, and other recreational activities in metro Denver and along the front range. The guide has programs for all ages, including adults, teens, young adults, and children.
Metro Caring is Denver's leading hunger-relief program, distributing approximately 2,000,000 pounds of nutritious food to hungry families and individuals while also providing education and tools to help them improve their health and self-sufficiency. Situated in the heart of Denver, Metro Caring offers its participants a holistic approach to hunger relief, through programming focused on Healthy Foods Access, Nutrition and Gardening Education, Self-Sufficiency, and Community Health Services. Last year, Metro Caring served households from 113 Colorado zip codes with the help of a small staff and more than 1,000 volunteers.
Gateway offers counseling, residential care and court advocacy services for domestic violence victims in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Our mission is to prevent and eliminate partner violence and to empower people for social transformation.
The State of Colorado offers emergency rent and mortgage assistance throughout the state through several non-profit organizations. The provision of assistance may be delayed due to high demand.
Type your address into the search bar on the website, or click a point on the map, to view the services that are available in a given location.
Almost Home Inc.
Almost Home's mission is to promote self-sufficiency and provide assistance to those experiencing housing instability.
Established in 1993, Almost Home, Inc. has provided services to those in need in Adams County and Southern Weld Counties for over 25 years, making it one of the oldest non-profit organizations in Brighton, Colorado. In that time, we have assisted over 45,000 individuals with more than 23,000 of those individuals being children and provided over $2.8 million in direct assistance funds. In addition, since 1996 we have provided over 51,600 nights of shelter to local homeless families in need.
Almost Home's services include a family emergency homeless shelter with the ability to house up to six families, bilingual case management and referrals, rent and mortgage assistance, utility assistance (electric, heat and water) and additional resources to help our clients work towards self-sufficiency.
Connect to local services such as accessible transportation
Home visits: If a child under your care is unable to leave the home, contact your state, territorial, local, or tribal health department to request an in-home vaccination.
DENVER METRO: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinics
This bus is a mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic. All vaccines are 100% free. No ID, proof of residency, or insurance is required. Send us your pictures if you see them in the wild around the Denver Metro Area!
If you experience an accessibility issue while trying to get a COVID-19 test, please email our Associate Director, Anaya Robinson at email@example.com.
Your weekly source for information related to disaster preparedness.
Recently we established there are resources everyone needs to access during emergencies regardless of who we are in order to function during a disaster. The CMIST memory tool helps us remember and plan for the five functional needs individuals may have in an emergency or disaster. We covered the C in CMIST stands for Communication. Today we cover the M in CMIST which is MAINTAINING HEALTH. Do you need access to equipment, services, and materials that support your daily health needs, as well as resources that support protective health behaviors during an emergency? You need to plan for a sudden interruption of your life. Ask yourself the following questions:
Will I be able to complete my activities of daily living, access your medications, obtain my medications, administer my medications, and or access my medical equipment? Will I have the power to operate my medical equipment? Will I be able to access my medical supplies and if needed will I be able to obtain the medical equipment I need.
If you said yes to any of these questions you need to start planning now in order to maintain your health during and after a disaster.
To find out how to create your emergency plan join our Atlantis Ready Emergency Workshop Wednesdays from 2:00PM to 4:00PM starting July 6th, 2022 In person at the Atlantis Office, 201 S. Cherokee St, Denver, CO 8022 OR to Join Virtually use the Zoom link below.
R.S.V.P. not necessary but encouraged. To R.S.V.P., request reasonable accommodations, or for other questions or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-733-9324 at least 48 hours prior to the event to ensure requests can be fulfilled.
By Curtis Garrett, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator,
Cats On Mats: Cat Yoga with the Denver Animal Shelter
What & When Is Cats On Mats?
Cats on Mats might sound like a Dr. Seuss book, but it's actually a great way to stretch off the work day and support felines in need!
Denver Animal Shelter is hosting Cats on Mats, a professionally-instructed yoga class made even more fun and relaxing thanks to roaming adoptable kittens and cats! Bring your mat and enjoy an hour of downward dogs and kitten cuddles. If you connect with a special cat, consider beginning the adoption process!
Cats on Mats will also offer a seated, accessible yoga class once a month—June 10, July 8, August 5, and September 9. This class is open to anyone but is designed for individuals who use wheelchairs, have balance difficulty, or prefer to be seated during class. The yoga class and postures will be adapted to the class participants' current level of function.
When: Every Wednesday from June through August. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Where: Community Room of Denver Animal Shelter located at 1241 W. Bayaud Ave. in Denver.
They are able to accept walk-in registration if there is still availability in the class, but many classes will sell out. By paying in advance online your spot will be reserved. For questions please call 720-337-1782.
Image Description: Image at the top is a diverse set of people with disabilities. The flyer reads "We want [YOU]TH! Atlantis Community is looking for youth and young adults with disabilities, for a Youth Transition Advisory Council. The council will provide input and feedback on agency services and programs related to youth transition, as well as a variety of community events and projects. We are looking for a diverse group of people 16-26 with cross disabilities who offer a wide spectrum of life experiences. Members must currently live in Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, or Jefferson County. The Council will meet up to 12 times per year with both in-person and virtual attendance options. Members will receive a stipend for each meeting attended and may be asked to provide input outside of meeting times. The initial term of the committee will be 12 months. We will support any accessibility needs an applicant may have. If you would like to submit the application form in another format such as by video or over the phone, please contact Pierce Grandchamp at 303-733-9324 ext.1622 or email@example.com. APPLY HERE. The Atlantis Community Logo, a rainbow and a person in a wheelchair breaking their chains, as well as a QR Code.
Colorado Disabled Students’ Network (CDSN) is an organization for disabled college students and alumni who live in or are going to school in Colorado. The first project is their College Bound 2022 Program, organized in partnership with the Center for People with Disabilities and Atlantis Community, Inc. College Bound 2022 is a series of virtual seminars followed by an in-person gathering for students who are heading to college in fall 2022.
201 S Cherokee St, Unit 100, Denver CO 80223 United States
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