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Disability NEWS--June 19, 2019

 

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June 19, 2019

 

In This Issue…

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Share

  • Portland Housing Bureau hosts various public meetings, through June 27
  • Commissioner Hardesty Hosts Community Conversation, June 29
  • Disability Rights Oregon Invites Community to Shape Priorities, through July 31

Learn

  • Incight hosts Get Ahead with TriMet on June 25
  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer Summer Course, starts June 29
  • How to Apply to City of Portland workshop, hosted June 29
  • Dia De La Familia, a day of training and action, June 29
  • NAMI offers veterans-only peer-to-peer course, starting August 1 

Create

  • Community Powered Change Community Grants open, due July 8
  • Internship for LGBTQ Latinx young people to learn skills of filmmaking, apply now
  • Save without losing benefits with an Oregon ABLE Disability Savings Account 

Celebrate

  • Summer Free for All events began June 17
  • Multnomah County hosts veterans photo exhibit, through June 27 

Connect

  • FAQs on the NEWS

                        

 SHARE            

Portland Housing Bureau hosts various public meetings, through June 27

Are you concerned about affordable housing? A Renter? Check out one of the many upcoming meetings hosted by the Portland Housing Bureau and consider contributing your experiences to the conversation.

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Commissioner Hardesty Hosts Community Conversation, June 29

On Saturday June 29th, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty will kick off the first of four community conversations planned throughout Portland, starting in North Portland at the Charles Jordan Community Center.

 Upon arriving, attendees will indicate the issue most important to them. The top 3 issues will be discussed amongst attendees in facilitated breakout conversations.

RSVPs are REQUIRED to attend.
Please RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/HardestyNPDX

Conversation details, including accessibility information and event time, available at the event page here.

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Disability Rights Oregon invites disability communities to shape priorities, through July 31

You can access their 2019 Community Priorities Survey here. A survey link is also available online on their website

 The survey is available in Spanish: Encuesta de prioridades comunitarias de discapacidad de Disability Rights Oregon 2019.

 If you need an alternate format to complete this survey, please contact Disability Rights Oregon at (503) 243-2081 or 1 (800) 452-1694 or welcome@droregon.org.

 

 LEARN

Incight hosts Get Ahead with TriMet on June 25

Job search getting you down? Join INCIGHT and JobsNow.org for the second Get Ahead event of the year. We're bringing in TriMet and free pizza! For more information, visit the Get Ahead Event Registration or call 971-244-0305.

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NAMI Peer-to-Peer Summer course, starts June 29

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. It consists of eight two-hour sessions over eight weeks and is taught by a team of trained Program Leaders and a volunteer support person who are all personally experienced at living well with mental illness. For more information on the Peer-to-Peer course, visit NAMI Multnomah’s site.

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How to Apply to City of Portland Workshop, hosted June 29

The City of Portland Bureau of Human Resources is hosting a How to Apply to the City of Portland workshop Saturday, June 29.

Course participants will gain an understanding of the City of Portland’s online application process, how to submit materials, and interview information.

 If you have any questions or need to request an accommodation, contact Loan Tran at Loan.Tran@Portlandoregon.gov (preferred) or 503.823.6821.

Registration is required. Details and registration can be found at this link.

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Dia De La Familia, a day of training and family networking, June 29

Multnomah County Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services (IDDS) and Bien Estar De La Familia in partnership with Padres en Acción and Disability Rights Oregon is hosting "Dia de La Familia", a day of training and family networking.

The event is Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 10029 NE Prescott St. in Portland. 

 The day will also include community resource tables, family networking opportunities and children's activities, plus a raffle and prizes.  A light breakfast and a Mexican cuisine lunch are included. For more information call 503.988.4584.

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NAMI offers a Veteran-Only Peer-to-Peer Course starting August 1

This is a free recovery program for veterans of all eras experience a mental health challenge. Whether you are at the start of your journey or have had years of experience, you can benefit from this course.

This class is Thursdays from 2-4 PM. August 1-September 19 in NE Portland. Registration is required by calling 503-228-5692. Location will be provided when you register.

 

 CREATE

Community Powered Change Community Grants open, due July 8

OHEA seeks to fund community work that furthers health equity, racial justice, and addresses social determinants of health. Learn more at www.communitypoweredchange.com.  

Grant applications and criteria are available online. DUE JULY 8, 2019

OHEA will be hosting a grant writing session at the end of June. To receive updates, please email cpchange@oregonhealthequity.org.

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Internship for LGBTQ Latinx young people to learn skills of filmmaking, apply now

Are you Latinx, Queer, and 18-24 years old? Sign up for Outside the Frame’s July Film Intensive! Outside the Frame is teaming up with Oregon State University to create films to combat social isolation among LGBTQ+ Latinx Youth. There are a few spots left for this unique internship,

Apply Now!

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Save without losing benefits with an Oregon ABLE Disability Savings Account

Oregon ABLE makes it possible for people with disabilities to save money without risking their benefits.

How Oregon ABLE works
Created in partnership with The Autism Society of Oregon, NW Down Syndrome Association, the United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon, and other great partners, Oregon ABLE ensures you can easily and inexpensively set up a plan that works for you. Learn more about Oregon Able Accounts. 

CELEBRATE

Summer Free For All events began June 17th

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s popular Summer Free For All (SFFA) series returns for 2019 with amazing events all summer long. Events are free, accessible, and family-friendly activities like live music, movies, crafts, sports, games, and free lunches. The July 7th movie will be open-captioned. Captions can be requested at other showings by calling Chariti Montez at 503-823-5059.

For more information, visit the Summer Free for all page for multilingual digital guides. Navigate to the I want to menu for links to screen-reader accessible information.  

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Multnomah County hosts veterans photo exhibit, through June 27

From War To Home: The Impact of Invisible Injuries is a new exhibit of photos and stories from Veterans and their families living in Portland, Oregon and Southeast Louisiana. Veterans and their family caregivers were given cameras and asked to take photos to illustrate the experience of living with traumatic brain injury (TBI), including the impact on Veterans and those closest to them. Their stories will be shared in an exhibit at Multnomah County Headquarters 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, through June 27, 2019 To read more on the photo exhibit, visit the Multnomah County News page.

CONNECT

FAQs on the NEWS

 1.      How often do issues come out?

The Disability NEWS is created and distributed twice monthly by the City of Portland’s Disability Program, part of the Office of Community & Civic Life. The NEWS, including back issues, is also available at this link.

2.      How do I subscribe to the Disability NEWS?

To subscribe, please email disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov.

3.      How do I submit an item to the NEWS?

To submit an item, please email disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov. Please keep submissions to a few (2-3) sentences and link to additional information. We may not feature every item we receive.

Please be sure the information you link to is accessible. (For example, scanned fliers without image descriptions or social media posts without alt-text are not accessible.)

Events submitted may also be noted on the Disability Program Facebook page.

4.      Where can I get more NEWS?

The Office of Community & Civic Life  Disability Program Facebook Page features the latest postings of news, videos, events and issues of interest to people with disabilities.