News & Updates

Visibility and Action during Brain Injury Awareness Month

2024-03-27T10:08:56-04:00March 27th, 2024|Categories: News & Updates|

Individuals from across New York State who survived a traumatic brain injury gathered with their families, caregivers, and other advocates inside the Legislative Office Building in Albany for a day of visibility and action. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and those at the rally organized by The Brain Injury Association of New York State, showed up and spoke out! Living Resources was well-represented, with more than 20 members seated in the front three rows. After several lawmakers came to the podium, affirming their commitment to the Brain Injury community, participants in our Structured Day Program got up in front of [...]

Community Partnerships Equal Exciting Opportunities

2024-03-15T13:16:05-04:00March 15th, 2024|Categories: News & Updates|

Even though only a short time has passed since our Day Community Opportunities Program (DCOP) began supporting individuals in Westchester and Rockland Counties, community connections made are already paying off with fun experiences and the chance to give back to those in need. The kitchen at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV) in Valhalla is open to program participants from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. All of the cookies, lemon bars, mini cheesecakes, brownies and other desserts that they whip up stay at the charity, to be enjoyed by the families staying there, [...]

We Need More than Luck this St. Patrick’s Day!

2024-03-13T10:54:31-04:00March 13th, 2024|Categories: News & Updates|

With a spring in their step and chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil in hand, groups from our Day Community Opportunities Program (DCOP) traveled around the New York State Capitol and Legislative Office Building on March 12, 2024. They had an important St. Patrick’s Day-themed message to send to our lawmakers: “We need more than luck… we need your support!” The FY 2025 State Budget is due in just a matter of weeks and we are calling for Governor Kathy Hochul and our representatives in the Senate and Assembly to prioritize an unrestricted 3.2% Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) and the Direct Support Wage [...]

Feeding the Fish

2024-02-28T14:12:49-05:00February 23rd, 2024|Categories: News & Updates|

The Lenten season of prayer, fasting, and charity is upon Christians and the Delmar Reformed Church community has chosen to honor this holy time of year by “feeding the fish” and supporting Living Resources. Each year, the church chooses a local non-profit organization as the beneficiary of its Lenten Fish Bank Fundraiser. Orange banks, shaped like fish, are offered to members of their congregation. Those interested in donating or collecting contributions take a bank at the beginning of Lent and return it shortly after Easter, with change, cash, or checks inside. For years now, individuals supported through our Albany County-based [...]

Valentine’s Day Fun

2024-02-19T09:36:29-05:00February 19th, 2024|Categories: News & Updates|

When you’re part of an agency that has a heart in its logo, it’s only fitting that you go all-out for the day celebrating love! Many Living Resources groups and programs planned parties to celebrate Valentine’s Day, including those in the Brain Injury Program. They planned a bake sale, with prices ranging from 25 cents to a dollar for chocolate-covered strawberries, cupcakes, brownies, candy, and other sweet, homemade treats. These desserts were devoured on Valentine’s Day and they served as an appetizer-of-sorts for what was to come. Following the holiday, the main Living Resources office building on Washington Avenue Extension welcomed [...]

Thank You, Tina Marie’s Dance Academy!

2024-02-19T09:37:26-05:00February 16th, 2024|Categories: News & Updates|

On Sunday, January 14, 2024, the talented dancers of Tina Marie’s Dance Academy in Guilderland took the stage at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center with two goals in mind: put on a wonderful performance and raise money for a local charity. In both respects, they triumphed! The academy puts on a benefit show every year and donates all proceeds to a Capital Region-based non-profit organization. This year, we were honored to be selected as the beneficiary and were deeply touched to receive a $5,700 donation as a result of the show. That funding will make a huge impact as we [...]

The Fight for Funding is Not Over

2024-02-13T13:40:32-05:00February 13th, 2024|Categories: News & Updates|

While Governor Kathy Hochul  failed to include a 3.2% Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) or Direct Support Wage Enhancement (DSWE) for organizations that support individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in her proposed New York State Budget, our fight for this essential funding is far from over! On Monday, February 12, 2024, many members of the Living Resources family joined their voices with hundreds of others at the New York State Capitol, who love, care for, or are members of I/DD community in advocating for funding that fits the life-changing and life-enhancing work being done day-in and day-out in every corner of [...]

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