On May 5th, 2014, SAAPRI took part in a resource fair at the Lakeshore Medical Center, 1st floor lobby, celebrating the opening of the newest IDHS office in Uptown. The new IDHS Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) at 5050 N. Broadway will improve access to culturally competent disability and social services for immigrants and refugees, including Asians and for the broader population -disabled and non-disabled alike.
During the resource fair, participants were able to make connections and obtain information on how to access a variety of health care, nutrition, vocational training and rehabilitation services, as well as job-search tools and other employment-related resources. Numerous private, non-profit and government agencies including SAAPRI distributed information about available services. The event also highlighted VR and employment resources, as well as other human services that are available for all community members, with and without disabilities.
Residents of Chicago’s north side will now be able to gain meaningful access to…employment-related resources and human servicesIDHS Secretary Michelle R.B. Saddler
Co-hosts: Illinois Department of Human Services‘ (IDHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), Asian Human Services (AHS), the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA), and University of Illinois-Chicago Asians with Disabilities Outreach Project Think-Tank (ADOPT)