Traumatic Brain Injury Program

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The Traumatic Brain Injury Program has celebrated its first year in northern California.  Services have ranged from Case Management, Service Coordination, Community Integration, Information and Referrals, Vocational Supports, and Community Public Professional Education in the counties of Butte, Shasta, Tehama, and Modoc counties.  It is available to Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama counties.

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AT&T Supports Disability Action Center

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Disability Action Center (DAC) Executive Director, Evan LeVang, announced the acceptance of a $1,500 donation from AT&T on July 6th, 2016. DAC welcomed AT&T External Affairs representative, Preston Dickinson, for the presentation of their generous donation. Chico City Council Member, Randall Stone, was on hand as well. “We are honored by AT&T’s generosity,” said Evan LeVang. “Donations such as these enable DAC to provide innovative services beyond the scope of our regular grant-funded programs. We thank AT&T for their support of people with disabilities in our community.”

Council Member Stone, a long-time supporter of DAC, added, “The Disability Action Center’s receipt of AT&T support is testament to the outreach and support DAC provides to all members of our community. Without DAC developing solutions with me, City staff would not have been able to bring forward the Esplanade safety improvements and garner near unanimous Council approval. I am so proud of the work DAC performs and so honored to work closely with such a community asset. It is great when businesses like AT&T see that as well.”

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Back to School Campaign

WSWA Western Service Workers Association is beginning their Back to School Campaign to collect school supplies.  Please drop off these supplies at the WSWA offices at 2350 Beverly Dr. Redding CA  96002 off of Cypress Avenue between Bechelli and Hartnell Avenues. Please call (530) 244-0968 if you are a business willing to have a donation box at your site. Every item helps a child and family in need. Thanks.

Please donate SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

3 ring binders

backpacks

calculators

composition books

crayons

erasers

facial tissue

glue sticks

highlighters, preferably yellow

index cards, sizes may vary

markers, water color

notebooks, spiral

pencils,  #2

pens, blue or black ink

pocket folders

protractors

rulers

 

 

 

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Programs and Services

Disability Action Center has staff in both Chico and Redding that provide no charge programs and services in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama counties.  DAC staff are active in these communities doing outreach, meeting with folks, presenting our programs and services at groups and events, providing services and program support with advocacy, peer advising, assistive technology, durable medical re-use program, housing strategies and a compiled list of rental listings, independent skills training, community gardens, seniors learning new ways to communicate with technology, senior low or no vision in-home services, and a traumatic brain injury program that includes information referrals, supported living services, case management, service coordination, community integration, vocational supports, while educating professionals and the public.  In addition, each office has support groups to encourage and educate while reducing isolation of those who participate.  Local transit systems are easily accessible from both offices.  In addition, we have literature that can be accessed through the tab in the menu above “About DAC” and clicking on “Literature” to check out some of our programs and services.  Enjoy the summer, but be safe out there in the sun.

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Outreach & Presentations

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Lots of outreach being done in our communities. If you wish a presentation of DAC programs and services please let us know. DAC counties include Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Tehama. Chico Office (530) 893-8527 and Redding Office (530) 242-8550. Thanks!

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May 26, 2016 · 10:35 AM

Butte 2-1-1 Messaging System

Butte 2-1-1 has introduced its new program by sending a text. Check it out by clicking on the link.

http://www.chicoer.com/social-affairs/20160504/butte-2-1-1-sends-first-text-to-homeless-people-through-new-program

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How much fun are you having this Friday May 6th?

Have you got your tickets yet for the 10th anniversary bash PiratePALOOZA this Friday May 6th at 6pm in the Big Room at Sierra Nevada Brewery?

Captain Anton Neal: the one and only

Glam Rock Pirate!

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Live music – electric and acoustic + world dance groups + performing acrobats + live art + pirate battle-face painting + gypsy fortune teller + big contests for Pirate King & Queen + Kids Contest + DJ Aire spinning the Buccaneer Disco + Sierra Nevada Food & Drink + Silent Auction + the legend, himself: Captain Anton Neal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forget your worries for one night … break out your best pirate gear and support the Disability Action Center … while having a wonderful, one-of-kind experience! 

Tickets are available at Disability Action Center by calling (530) 893-8527 or stopping by 1161 East Ave. Chico, CA  95926

DAC PiratePALOOZA

Come out for an evening of fun & frivolity at our annual Pirate Palooza, now at the Sierra Nevada Big Room 6pm FRIDAY!!!

PiratePALOOZA Crew

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Ticket and Event Information:

Disability Action Center: (530) 893-8527 1161 East Ave. Chico, CA 95926

Bidwell Insurance Agency: (530) 894-1096  500 Wall Street Chico, CA 95928

Banner Bank: (530) 895-5200   2485 Notre Dame Blvd., Su 775 Chico, CA 95928

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