The Erie VFI Activities Calendar for December 2022 is Here!

Click on the blue "Learn More" button to the right to see what we have in store for December!

Happy 32nd Anniversary to the ADA

We hope that everyone was able to celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which turned 32 on July 26th.

VFI’S AHAP Offers Financial Assistance.

Are you a VFI caregiver, and in need of financial support regarding rent/mortgage, utilities, pest eradication, or vehicle repairs? Learn more about our incredible AHAP program, including eligibility requirements and an online application!

Empowering People With Disabilities & Promoting Independent Living

Voices For Independence serves individuals with disabilities throughout 27 counties in Western Pennsylvania, helping to improve the quality, independence, dignity, and control of their lives.
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Do you you have a passion for making people’s lives better?

Become a positive force for the individuals we serve, our community, and each other.

At Voices for Independence, each person’s role is more than just a job. Everyone is a part of something bigger: providing an independent and supportive environment for the consumers we serve.

Living Well, Independently.

Living well means embracing concepts like self-determination, choice, integration, freedom from barriers, and dignity of risk. It’s having the same opportunity as a person without a disability to pursue one’s own destiny. Only you know what you want to do with your life. Tell us what’s important to you and we can provide support along the way. Voices for Independence already provides customized services to hundreds throughout Western PA. As a Center for Independent Living, Voices for Independence facilitates all the above while acting as a community center for empowering and fun activities.

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Home Modifications

One of the most challenging obstacles to independence is having a home that is truly accessible. Voices for Independence has certified, dedicated staff that work to ensure that your home is fully accessible, whether you’re in need of a wheelchair ramp, an accessible kitchen, a roll-in shower, and more. They also work within various programs statewide to confirm that you’re eligible, and they remain a part of the modification process from start to finish.

Nursing Home Transition

Nursing Home Transition is a service dedicated to assisting consumers with returning to the community and ensuring that the transition to their home is successful. It focuses on informing people about their available options, tools, and supports to live independently in the community. Our Nursing Home Transition team is dedicated to providing a transition tailored to each consumer’s individual needs, to ensure that their return home is successful.

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Advocacy for People with Disabilities

Voices For Independence speaks out for the equality and civil rights of people with disabilities. We work to teach people with disabilities how to become their own voice, using either individual or group advocacy techniques. Consumers may be afraid or may not understand how to stand up for their civil rights. Before advocacy efforts, something as simple as crossing the street or having access to public places was not possible.

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