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Emergency Preparedness Class

ID: A photo of a person adding medication to an emergency first aid kit. Text Overlay: Rolling Start Inc. Emergency Preparedness Class. Be Prepared for emergencies and find out what resources are available to you. Monday, February 28th at 2:30pm. Free 3-day Disaster kit with completion of a disaster preparedness plan. (ASL Available)

Sign-up for a free 3-day Disaster Kit! (A $50 value)

This Month our Emergency Preparedness class will be hosted by our Executive Director, Lisa Hayes, until we fill the position for our Emergency Management & Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS) Coordinator. We wish our previous EM/PSPS Coordinator, Bruce Morgan, good luck on his next venture in another state! If you would like to apply for the EM/PSPS Coordinator position, click here to apply! To see all of our other employment opportunities, click here!

Bruce Morgan - Emergency Management/PSPS Coordinator
Good luck, Bruce!

We’re Hiring!

Employment Opportunities

We are currently looking to fill positions in our San Bernardino and Victorville office locations. Click the hiring sign to see our employment opportunities and submit a resume and cover letter for a chance to join our team!

Living Well in the Community Classes

LWC courses are back!

Starting next Tuesday, you can participate in our special course to help empower you on your path toward living independently. LWC will proceed on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next three weeks. Sign up in our links on our calendar page or go to our LWC page to reserve your space. Lunch will be provided during your participation thanks to our partnership with IEHP. Sign up now to join in!

Ed Roberts Day

Ed Roberts was both an advocate and an activist.  He was a leader in the civil rights movement and championed the rights of people with disabilities.  He was the founder of the first Center for Independent Living and the World Institute on Disability.  He is often thought of as the father of the Independent Living Movement.  Ed advocated for his right to attend the University of Berkley,  and participated in the 504 sit-in held in San Francisco.  He was known for a lot of things but most importantly he believed in empowering others to become advocates and activists.
Here are a couple of videos on YouTube:

California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

Welcome to the brand new year!

It’s a new year and we’re looking forward to the road ahead. The challenges of Covid-19 are still here, but hope is on the horizon. We’ve received a letter that the California Department of Public Health has expanded the phases of the COVID-19 vaccine allocation.  All persons 65 years of age and older within the general population will be eligible for the Phase 1A vaccine rollout.

San Bernardino county residents age 65 and older can register online at the County’s COVID-19 Response website at: https://sbcovid19.com/vaccine/locations/

Vaccination sites are located throughout the County at various Public Health locations, hospitals, and pharmacies.  Check the above link for the location nearest you. You can call the San Bernardino County COVID-19 hotline at (909) 387-3911 from 9:00 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

In light of this news, we see that our fight against Covid-19 will take a turn for the better as we gear up to turn the tides in our favor. Just as before, we are here to help you and if you need any help with masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer then we have you covered. Call our offices to learn more about how we can help you stay protected from Covid-19. If you are a person with a disability and you need help with either the website, transportation, or anything related to the vaccine, let us know. We may not have all the answers, but we will bring these issues to the county and get answers.

Spec-tacular Success

Gloria was in dire need of new glasses, and unfortunately most eye glasses cost a few hundred dollars, and she could not afford it at the time. Gloria approached our Independent Living Specialist and asked if we could help her obtain some affordable prescription glasses. The ILS was able to provide the consumer with a voucher for a free pair of glasses.
She has since obtained her glasses and was thrilled we were able to help assist her in gaining independence in this important aspect of her life.