Last year, the Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY touched more than 23,000 New Yorkers.
It will be another tough year ahead—but we’ll be there to help. Due to cutbacks and elimination of funding for some important programs—we’ve made adjustments, becoming leaner and more efficient. 89 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to services.
- With our help, more than 500 individuals went home from an institution or stayed in their own homes—saving taxpayers more than 5.6 million Medicaid dollars in the process.
- For at nearly 5,000 people, our self-help tools, one-on-one counseling, expertise in handling complex bureaucracies and red tape, and sophisticated advocacy made the difference between housing and homelessness, turned on health coverage, put food on the table.
- Almost 100 businesses, non-profits, and public agencies sought us out for technical assistance. With our help they will serve customers with disabilities in a more skillful way with better outcomes.
- Statewide public policy groups and elected officials reached out to us for advice on tough budget and policy issues. We secured legislative victories—and received the award for our skillful advocacy.
Last year, our donors made all the difference. In this 20th Anniversary Year of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we ask you to celebrate the occasion by making a meaningful donation to support our work.
A new federal rule lets you make a contribution to CIDNY before February 1 from your IRA and count it as a contribution made in 2012!
But only If you can say yes to the following questions:*
Thanks to all our contributors in 2012!
- Are you more than 70 and a half years old?
- Do you have an individual retirement account (IRA)?
- Do you want to contribute to CIDNY?