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About the Medicines You Take

Many people take prescriptions and over the counter medicines on a regular basis to manage and treat health conditions. It is important to know that as we age, our body changes and the way the body absorbs medicines is different. When it comes to managing your health and using medicines, it is important to know about the medicines you are taking and what they are for, and learn to recognize possible undesired side effects.

To learn more, download a copy of this fact sheet

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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The Yonkers Human Rights Commission is partnering with LaFuenteNY and The Westchester Independent Living Center to offer services in Spanish and in ASL.

With offices in Downtown Yonkers, residents can visit the Human Rights Commission every Thursday to get information or file a complaint regarding housing, discrimination or employment related issues.

If you want more information contact Mark Fant at (914) 377 – 6280.

Welcome

La Fuente is a coalition
of organizations committed to
reaching the Latin community.

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UPCOMING FEATURED EVENT

Each year Westchester County observes National Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

 

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Fidelis Care of New York

Fidelis Care is the New York State Catholic Health Plan that offers New York State-sponsored health programs to children and adults in 59 counties Statewide. The mission of Fidelis Care is to ensure that every resident, regardless of income, age, religion, gender, or ethnic background, has access to quality health care, provided with dignity and respect.

http://www.fideliscare.org/

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EVENTS

Are you looking for an event or workshop in your area? If so, please visit and "like" our Facebook Page for information on upcoming events and how to participate!

¿Buscas un evento o taller en su área? Por favor, visitar y "Gusta" a nuestra página de Facebook para informaiton sobre eventos y cómo participar!

SERVICES

Advocacy

  • What are my rights when asking for services?
  • Where can I find support to reach my goals?
  • How do I get involved in supporting a cause that I believe in?

Child Care

  • I just got a job but don’t know what to do for childcare?
  • Are there programs that can help me with the costs of child care?
  • Are there after-school programs in my neighborhood ?

Domestic Violence

  • Where can I go if I am being abused?
  • What services are available if I feel I am in danger?
  • Can men be the victims of Domestic Violence ?

ESL/GED

  • Services Where can I go to learn English?
  • Where can I go to get my GED?
  • Are there schools to help me study for my GED?

Family Court Services

  • Where can I receive help with an order of protection?
  • Where can I go for help with child custody issues?
  • Where can I go for legal advice for family court?

Disability Services

  • If I am disabled, what services can I apply for?
  • How soon after I am disabled am I eligible for Social Security?
  • Is there an agency that can help me understand the programs available?

Housing

  • Is there an agency that can help me find housing?
  • I am having a hard time paying my rent, can anyone help me?
  • I am having issues with my landlord, what can I do ?

Immigration

  • Where can I get help if I am undocumented?
  • What are my rights as an immigrant?
  • Where can I go for help with my citizenship test?

Employment Assistance

  • How do I prepare for an interview?
  • I am disabled, can I still work?
  • Are there any agencies that can help me find a job?

HealthCare Services

  • My family member needs home care, what do I do?
  • Are there doctors that speak Spanish?
  • Where can I get information about things like Diabetes or Dementia?

Transportation

  • How do I get around if I don’t drive?
  • Is there transportation for people with disabilities?
  • I need help getting to my doctor appointments, what do I do?

RECENT EVENTS


LaFuenteNY joined vendors and other social service agencies in celebrating Hispanic Heritage at the Heritage Festival at Kensico Dam. Along with wonderful community resources and information, participants were treated to live Salsa bands, a delicious assortment of food and huge selection of handmade merchandise. The event is a yearly celebration honoring the Hispanic community in the county.

COMMENTS

I am so happy to find free ESL classes in my neighborhood!

Thanks for helping me get a place. Im chilling now

My family and I were homeless, I found an agency on La Fuente that spoke Spanish and found us a shelter placement that day. Thank you so much

My life is back together because of the help I got from WILC. The staff was friendly and came with me to three appointments. Now I have Medicaid, am going to college and hope to find a job soon.

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A program of the Westchester Independent Living Center, Inc.

Main Office
200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 682-3926 (Voice)
866-933-5390 (VP/TTY)
(914) 682-8518 (FAX)
Directions to WILC

Satellite Office
Putnam Independent Living Services

1961 Route 6,
2nd Floor Carmel, New York 10512
845-228-7457 (Voice)
866-933-5390 (VP/TTY)
845-228-7460 (Fax)
Directions to PILS

Yonkers Outreach Office
Pathways to Success
75 Riverdale Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10701
914-376-8600 (Voice)

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