Please join us in our mission of “enabling people with disabilities to live independently.”

“There was a time when people thought “independent living” was limited to “accessible doorways” and “special parking…” but that day is over!

TO ALL OUR CONSUMERS:

COVID 19 poses a serious risk to the health and welfare of our consumers and staff.

EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020, NEW HORIZONS OFFICES IN SHREVEPORT, ALEXANDRIA, AND MONROE WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL OUTSIDE VISITORS.

WE MAY EXTEND THIS CLOSURE AS LONG AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTED AMERICANS CONTINUES TO RISE.

OUR STAFF WILL BE WORKING DURING THIS TIME PERIOD AND WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU BY PHONE, EMAIL, OR TEXT.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION CLOSELY. WE WILL POST UPDATES ON SOCIAL MEDIA REGARDING NEW HORIZONS.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY STAY SAFE DURING THIS TIME.

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NEW HORIZONS IS DISTRIBUTING FREE MASKS and FREE CELL PHONES

CALL 318-671-8131

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TICKET TO WORK

IF YOU ARE RECEIVING BENEFITS THROUGH THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, YOU MAY HAVE A TICKET TO WORK. New Horizons is an Employment Network through the Social Security Administration. It is our belief that assisting consumers to return to work strongly supports our mission, as financial and economic stability is often a barrier to living independently. Interested applicants should contact Kris Carrier on her direct number at 318-517-0980.

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THE GREEN PROGRAM

“Giving Recycled/Reusable Equipment for Everyday Needs”

The New Horizons GREEN program is always open to donations of durable medical equipment, assistive devices, and medical supplies. Your donations are tax deductible! We are in need of donations now, as we were able to provide many with needed equipment in the local shelters for Harvey evacuees.

If you are in need of durable medical equipment, assistive devices, or medical supplies, please call Mitch Iddins at 318-671-8131, 1-877-219-7327, or 318-458-7307 (cell). We are happy to give you what has been donated to us. You may use our GREEN program for temporary or permanent needs.

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FREE AMPLIFIED PHONES AND HEARING AIDS FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS

Call  318-671-8131 or VP 318-459-9233 (Shreveport area)

Call 318-484-3596 (Alexandria area)

Call 318-323-4374 (Monroe area)

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The Client Assistance Program is housed with Disability Rights Louisiana, formerly The Advocacy Center. The CAP provides free assistance to persons seeking services authorizedunder the Rehabilitation Act. Disability Rights Louisiana (DRLA) is a statewide non-profit agency providing free legal services to senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

To be eligible for CAP services, an individual must be a Louisiana resident; AND have a physical and/or mental disability; AND be seeking, receiving or denied services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act (such as Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS), American Indian Rehabilitation Services (AIRS), Independent Living or Supported Employment Services). Services provided include Information and Referral, Education and Training, Systems Advocacy, and Individual Case Advocacy.

For assistance: Call 1-800-960-7705 (Voice and TDD) or visit the website at http://www.disabilityrightsla.org

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PARISHES SERVED BY NEW HORIZONS

REGION 6: ALEXANDRIA AREA: RAPIDES; VERNON; AVOYELLES; WINN; GRANT; LASALLE; CATAHOULA; CONCORDIA

REGION 7: SHREVEPORT AREA: CADDO; BOSSIER; WEBSTER; CLAIBORNE; DESOTO; RED RIVER; BIENVILLE; SABINE; NATCHITOCHES

REGION 8: MONROE AREA: OUACHITA; LINCOLN; JACKSON; UNION; MOREHOUSE; CALDWELL; RICHLAND; WEST CARROLL; EAST CARROLL; MADISON; FRANKLIN; TENSAS

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