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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!

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Thank You to Northwest Bank and Erie Insurance

Voices for Independence would like to sincerely thank both Northwest Bank and Erie Insurance for their support in helping us secure funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). This funding will be used towards vital Home Modifications for individuals with disabilities, allowing them to continue living independently in their own

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Did you miss our last Virtual Town Hall Meeting with VFI CEO, Shona Eakin?Be sure to join us on Wednesday, April 29th, at 12pm Noon, where we will join Shona for a second meeting, live in our VFI Attendant Resource Group. If you are a current VFI attendant and you have

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CDC Adds COVID-19 American Sign Language (ASL) Resource Videos

The CDC has recently updated their growing list of COVID-19 video resources to include videos with American Sign Language (ASL) on their YouTube page: When to Get Medical Care for COVID-19 Social Distancing Do Your Part to Slow the Spread Parents Supporting Children Managing Stress and Anxiety Caring for Someone

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VFI CEO Shona Eakin Interviewed for

VFI CEO Shona Eakin was recently interviewed for an article* on, regarding coronavirus “rationing,” and the potential effects on PA residents with disabilities. Click HERE to read the article. *While the article cites VFI as an agency that “advocates for people with cerebral palsy,” it should be noted that

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