New Pilot Program: Voice Options Kicks-off on January 11th!

January 6, 2017

FREED is excited to be a partner in the new Voice Options program.  This program connects Californians with speech language disabilities to iPads with speech apps. Using a speech app may make being understood easier and allow you to speak independently.  Voice Options is a pilot program of the California Public Utilities Commission. For more […]

The SCAN Foundation Community of Constituents Regional Coalition

January 4, 2017

Formed in 2011, the Community Living Implementation Council (CLIC) of Nevada County advocates for consumer-friendly access to long-term services and supports (LTSS), as well as increased agency collaboration.  CLIC consists of 14 member organizations that provide services and programs to individuals with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, and family members.  The vision is that all older […]

Keep FREED Rolling!

November 29, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29th, FREED is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to celebrating and encouraging giving. #GivingTuesday is a special call to action to create a global day of giving that brings diverse organizations and communities around the world together to give back. It is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary […]

Our Community: An Aging & Disability Conference – August 3rd, 2016

June 10, 2016

Our Community: An Aging & Disability Conference August 3rd, 2016 9am – 4pm Holiday Inn Express, Grass Valley

Celebration of Trails – June 4th!

May 31, 2016

Join the Bear Yuba Land Trust, Sierra Club, and FREED for a family friendly, all ability levels, hike on the Hirschman Trail this Saturday, June 4th! When: June 4th at 9:30 a.m. Level: Easy to moderate (depending on distance), .8 miles (wheelchair accessible) – 5 miles (moderate ascending and descending) Meet: Hirschman Trail Trailhead Bring […]

FREED’s Friendly Visitor Program Celebrates Alfredo Nespral’s 100th Birthday!

May 31, 2016

FREED’s Friendly Visitor program matches elderly, stay-at-home locals with volunteers. Earlier this year, Friendly Visitor Coordinator Maureen Gerecke made such a match between Alfredo Nespral of Penn Valley and me, Jeff Russell. In just a few short months we became good friends. As I am relearning Spanish at Sierra College, we visit in both English […]

Don’t forget to Register to vote!

March 10, 2016

               

New Office Hours- Starting January 1st

December 29, 2015

Starting in January the FREED office will be open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Join us on December 4th to learn about the history of disability civil rights

November 19, 2015

Join us on December 4 for a fascinating story about the section 504 protest, a key event in our history which continues to reverberate in the lives of people with disabilities across the country.

disability rap October 2, 2015: desegregating the workplace for people with disabilities

October 5, 2015

Join us this month as we talk with Bryon MacDonald of the World Institute on Disability and rose Sloan of the National Federation of the Blind about the practice of segregating people with disabilities in sheltered workshops where they can be paid literally pennies on the hour. We will also consider what is being done […]