Please beware of individuals impersonating Social Security employees over the phone. Reports about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from SSA continue to increase, and recent reports have indicated unknown callers are using increasingly threatening language in these calls. If you suspect you have received a scam call, you should hang up, and then report details of the call to the Office of the Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report
The Southside Housing and Supportive Services Regional Implementation Team is pleased to announce the release of a video series, titled â€œLiving Independently with Assistive Technologyâ€, that highlights the various types of assistive technology items that can be used to help a person with a disability live in their own home in the community. This series also features two individuals, Jesse and Angela, who live in their own homes with the support of: 1) rental assistance (e.g., Housing Choice Voucher Program, SRAP, etc.); 2) DD Medicaid Waiver supports; and 3) assistive technology improvements that have allowed them to maximize their independence. Â The Living Independently with Assistive Technology video has also been broken down into four short video segments based on the type of assistive technology. It is recommended to view the video in its entirety before accessing the segmented videos. To see the video, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_xMN7OeHxw.
Â The Endependence Center, as a non-profit organization, is continually pursuing funds Â necessary to serve the South Hampton Roads area.Â If ECI is going to maintain the level of Â services it currently is providing, or if ECI is to expand services to more fully serve South Â Hampton Roads, we must depend on contributions from supporters of independent living in Â the community.Â Individuals that believe in the work of ECI can show support by making an Â annual contribution.Â Your donation can make possible the continuation and expansion of Â needed services to individuals with disabilities in the community.
Make a donation to the Endependence Center by clicking on the PayPal button on the left
of the screen out of your bank account or credit card (you do not need to have your own
Your contribution to ECI as a non-profit organization is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)3
organization (EIN 54-1250288). You will receive written acknowledgement for tax purposes.
Become a Partner in Independence
Â Support the Endependence Center (ECI) to continue its important work by committing to
support Independent Living each month.Â Just $100 per month will help ensure that the
Endependence Center can continue to provide advocacy skills training, resource
information and direct independent living services across the region (i.e., Peer Mentoring).
The Annual Goal is to bring on 100 Partners in Independence at the $100 per month level.
This funding will help offset state and local government cuts to the Endependence Center
and ensure that our services remain free and available for anyone with a disability.
Â For more information or to become a Partner In Independence, click here.
Endowment Fund Program
Â Ways To Support This Fund Include:
Cash is the easiest and most popular form of gift and offers the donor a tax deduction equal Â to the full value of the gift.
Life Insurance Policy
You may donate an old policy to this Fund, receiving an immediate tax deduction, usually in Â the amount equal to policy cash surrender value, or you might choose to name this Fund as a Â beneficiary to your insurance policy.
A bequest is a gift of property or cash stated in your will that goes to a person or organization Â at the death of the person making the will.Â A charitable bequest is completely deductible from Â the donor’s estate, likely lowering estate taxes owed.Â This Fund continues your good work in Â your name permanently, a living symbol of your caring.
Gifts Of Personal Property
Through inheritance or investment, donors may have accumulated personal property that can Â be valuable-yet sometimes costly to insure or sell. This could include art collections, real
estate (residential, farm, developed, or undeveloped), antiques, even oil, gas, or mineral Â rights may be converted into assets to be given to this Fund.
Publicly Traded- Securities
You donate stocks and bond to this Fund and get the maximum allowable tax deduction for Â their full market value and ECI receive continuing income from the proceeds of the sale of Â these securities.
Gifts From an Estate or Trust
You as the executor or trustee under a will, have instructions to allocate a certain amount of Â money to charity.Â You may establish a Memorial Fund, honoring the deceased and with the Â approval of the court, if necessary, you may arrange to have the charitable portion of the Â estate paid to this Fund.
With 40 years of combined service to their community, the Endependence Center, Inc. and Â the Hampton Roads Community Foundation are pleased to announce their partnership in providing an opportunity for charitable giving that will assure services to the local disability community continue far into the future.
Your gift will become a part of the principle in a Fund that generates interest to support Â Independent Living Programs and Services provided by the Endependence Center to Â persons with disabilities in South Hampton Roads.
For further information or consultation, please contact:
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
101 W Main Street, Suite 4500 Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 622-7951
Â YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL!