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  • Monday, December 11, 2017 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    The taxi voucher program in Homer is funded by a grant from the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT).  This grant was a smaller amount for this fiscal year than in previous years.   With this grant we have offered the "local" vouchers for short taxi trips, (up to 4 miles) and "Far Out" for longer rides such as Anchor Point and McNeil Canyon.

    Between having a smaller grant this year and the absence of CARTS program vouchers there has been a greater demand for DOT vouchers.  Unfortunately our supply of the "Local" vouchers for this fiscal year ran out on December 8th.  That means we have to discontinue selling the "Local" vouchers but we will continue to sell the "Far Out" vouchers.  

    Not all riders qualify for "Far Out" vouchers.  "Far Out" vouchers are only available for those that live out of town such as East End Road, Anchor Point or Diamond Ridge.   If we are able to identify any additional funding for "Local" vouchers we will post it here on our site.

    Please check back for more information or feel free to call the Homer ILC office at 235-7911.

  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:44 AM | Anonymous

    ILC has been involved in coordinating low cost transportation options for Homer, the Central Peninsula and Seward.   See this recent Peninsula Clarion for an update about current changes in transportation programming and funding on the Peninsula.

    The Homer taxi vouchers are funded by an Alaska Department of Transportation Grant.  as stated in the Clarion article that grant was smaller this year.  As of today we are almost sold out of the local taxi vouchers for the Homer area.  We will continue to sell the "Local" vouchers this week until they are sold out.   We do still have the "Far Out" vouchers that cover longer distance rides such as Homer to Anchor Point.  We recommend calling ILC before coming in to purchase vouchers.  The Homer ILC phone number is 235-7911

    Clarion tranportation article

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 4:28 PM | Anonymous
    Check out the ILC Newsletter.    ILC is involved in a variety of services in communities all over South Central Alaska.  Take a moment to read our free newsletter.   ILC needs your support to keep on doing what we do.  Please consider joining ILC as a member or by making a donation to us.   Supporting us is easy, just follow the links on our home page, it only takes a minute.   Thanks for supporting ILC and the work that we do.     Nov. Newsletter.pdf
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    Upcoming Developmental Disabilities Individualized Supports Waiver (ISW)

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:25 AMAnonymous

    Alaska Senior and Disability Services issued the following information this week:

    "The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Senior and Disabilities Services (SDS) is seeking federal approval to establish a new home and community based Individualized Supports waiver (ISW) to serve up to 600 people who experience Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This new waiver will target both individuals who are currently receiving services from the Community and Developmental Disabilities Grant (CDDG) program and individuals without supports on the Developmental Disabilities Registry and Review (DDRR). The scheduled go live date for the ISW is January 1, 2018."

    ILC STAR staff can help consumers and families get ready for this change in services.  We can help with the following steps:

    1.  Apply for and clarify the status of DD eligibility with Senior and Disability Services.

    2.  Facilitate the Registration and Review (DDRR) required to be on the list of applicants for the new Individualized Supports Waiver (ISW)

    3. Provide resources and referrals to service providers in your area.

    If you have questions contact the STAR representative for your area.  You can find out more about  ILC STAR Services on our web page.
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:33 AM | Anonymous

    From Senior and Disiabilities Services (SDS) eAlerts:

    August 29, 2017

    SDS E-Alert – ASAGA Community Forums on Adult Guardianship

    The Alaska Court System has implemented a new program called WINGS to work with stakeholders to improve the adult guardianship system.  WINGS is holding community forums for the public to offer their concerns, suggestions and questions. 

    Who should attend?  Forums are open to the public

     Family members, guardians & individuals with guardians

    • Service providers
    • Guardianship professionals:  court visitors, court staff and attorneys

    Community Forum Locations include

    • Kodiak - 10/2/17, 1pm-4pm, Kodiak Senior Center, 302 Erskine Ave
    • Homer - 10/5/17 1:30pm-4:30pm, Senior Center, 3935 Svedlund Dr.
    • Soldotna - 10/6/17 12:30pm-3:30pm, Soldotna Library, 235 N. Binkley St.

    Questions?  Please contact Lisa Wawrzonek, WINGS Coordinator, atlwawrzonek@akcourts.us or at 907-444-4015.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:49 PM | Anonymous

    ILC is currently Seeking additional members to serve on the Board of Directors!

    Contact Joyanna Geisler at 907-235-7911
    or email at director@peninsulailc.org if you have questions or are interested in
    serving on the board.

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