Thursday, November 1, 2012 / News

Hurricane Sandy Updates

Secure updates about your region. Go to the FEMA website and search for your state. Once you access your state’s site, search for your locality.  If you live with a disability, please let us know what your experience has been. Email

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 / News

Yad HaChazakah Advocates for Closed Captioning

Written by Ellen Applebaum, Hamodia By now, the Tisha B’Av programs of the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation are a well-known part of this meaningful day. Last year for the first time, the option to order DVDs with captioning – the spoken words written onscreen – was made available, and this year, too, CCHF will produce and provide captioned films for …Read more >

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 / News

Seeking Frum Women who Have Mental Health Conditions

Are you a Torah observant woman living in or within travel distance of the New York City area who has a mental health service history? Would you like to  participate in a peer-led culturally compatible self-help group for Torah observant women with mental health disabilities? If you are interested, please contact Leah Weinstein, Community Engagement Associate, at Yad HaChazakah-JDEC at …Read more >

Friday, February 17, 2012 / News

New York Mandatory Managed Long Term Care Postponed

From: Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. On Feb. 15th the State Department of Health announced that the implementation of “mandatory managed long term care” will be delayed at least three months, from April 1, 2012 to July 1, 2012.  The reason is that this major change has not yet been approved by the federal Medicaid agency, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid …Read more >

Sunday, November 6, 2011 / News

Yad’s New Website Is LIVE! – Shehechianu!

Shehechianu, v’kiamanu, v’higianu, la’zman hazeh! When something significant, new, or special happens in our  lives, we acknowledge G-d for bringing us to this time. Yad HaChazakah-JDEC applied for and thankfully won a grant from the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty’s Growth Fund to redesign our brand and develop a new website. We wanted a website that would both inform and …Read more >

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