Lucas County 911 Text To Call

Lucas County 911 Text To Call

Lucas County residents now have the ability to text 911 in case of emergencies. Lucas County leaders announced the roll out of the service on conference at the Emergency Services Building.

Not only will this service improve communications for the disability community but also a necessary alternative for domestic violence and other violent situations.

Home Again Ability Center’s Community Living Program: Mature Living News

Home Again Ability Center’s Community Living Program: Mature Living News

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The Community Living Program at The Ability Center, (ACT) has helped 815 people achieve independent living since the program was established in 2000.

Barriers to transition
Community Living Program Coordinator Cathy Quinones explains that one of the most common barriers that prevent individuals from being discharged from a nursing home facility is “losing their housing.

ACT Staff Takes on NCIL

ACT Staff Takes on NCIL

In July, employees from The Ability Center traveled to Washington D.C. for the 2018 Annual Conference on Independent Living put on by the National Council on Independent Living.

"NCIL provided an opportunity to reinvigorate disability rights advocates from around the country, as the past two years have been a continuous battle.

Franklin Park TARTA Bus Stop

Franklin Park TARTA Bus Stop

Disability advocates from local groups including The Ability Center, The Fair Housing Center, Toledo/Lucas County Community of People with Disabilities, and Community Advocates for Transportation Rights (CATR) came together for a press conference welcoming the addition of a new Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) bus stop located near Charming Charlie at Franklin Park Mall on August 20.

This achievement is a culmination of several years of grassroots advocacy efforts to improve accessibility for people living with disabilities.