My ADA Story: The ADA Sparked my Mission


Our ED, Keith Greenarch, recently wrote the following for the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. By Keith Greenarch, Executive Director of the Solutions for Independence Center for Independent Living   I can’t remember what I was doing July 26, 1990 other than […]

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Paralympians Adapting to Pandemic as NBC Rebroadcasts Games


NBC will be rebroadcasting Paralympic highlights from past years in lieu of coverage of the now-cancelled games for 2020. The coverage began on June 18th and will run through July 12th. Athletes who would have competed in those games are facing many of the same challenges the rest of us are, and they’re also figuring […]

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Winston-Salem Will Require Face Masks


Winston-Salem will begin requiring masks in public places on Friday, June 26th, per Mayor Allen Joines. “I am firmly convinced that wearing a mask can play a very significant role in reducing the risk of spreading the virus,” Joines said. “I am putting a mask mandate in place for the city of Winston-Salem to prevent […]

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Elder Abuse Awareness Walk


The 2020 Elder Abuse Awareness Walk is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting communities across the Piedmont. However please join us for our virtual event “Staying Safe While Staying At Home.” To Register, visit: https://bit.ly/stayingsafeathomeNC.

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Millions of Dollars for New Housing Opportunities


The Federal Government is moving millions of dollars for new housing opportunities for people with disabilities. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is spending $77 million dollars to subsidize over 8000 housing vouchers for people with disabilities. The funds were made available by the CARES Act and will be known as the Section 811 Mainstream Housing […]

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June Calendar Updates


Cardinal Innovations is continuing to provide great live streams throughout this month! You can find them on their Facebook page. Check out the June calendar below! JUNE 2020 Have you participated in any of Cardinal’s live streams? How did you like them? Let us know in the comments!

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Virtual Mental Health Support


Today, our resource specialist Tim Blake wants to share information about virtual support groups from the Mental Health Association of Forsyth County. 1. Thrive Young Adult Support Group – for young adults – ages 18 to 30 — with any mental health issue. Meets every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. 2.TIDES Mood Disorders […]

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Shop on Amazon? You Can Support Solutions for Independence!


Happy Thursday! We’re excited to announce that we are now a part of the AmazonSmile program! By using the link below, you can shop on Amazon just like normal and a portion of your purchase will be donated automatically to Solutions for Independence! Please consider using this link every time you shop! We work hard […]

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When Working from Home Doesn’t Really Work


Here at Solutions for Independence, we worked remotely for seven weeks before cautiously returning to the office. Our Center Support Specialist, Amanda, had worked from home before, as a freelance writer, so time management and self-motivation weren’t really issues that concerned her as we forged ahead into uncharted territory. For Amanda, working from home turned […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month


Did you know that the month of May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month? Here at SFI, we work to educate and advocate for all people with disabilities, and that includes a wide range of so-called “invisible disabilities,” like mental illness. Our staff has many years of experience dealing with our own mental […]

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