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Great News: Affordable Housing Project Funded

We are delighted to announce that Fidelity House Human Services has been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the Cummings Foundation. The grant will be used to develop new housing models for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Board chair Andrew Novelline, says “this grant is fantastic news. We are grateful to the Cummings Foundation

Nurses Week 2017

Nurses Week is a great opportunity to take the time to celebrate and support the nurses in our life. Nurses are the heart and soul of Fidelity House Human Services! Today, we would like to recognize Beth Steele, MS, RN, CDDN, our VP of Health Services and Supported Home Care and Colleen Cumming, MS, RN,

April is National Minority Health Awareness Month

April is National Minority Health Awareness Month, a time when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S Department of Health and Human Services challenge workers in the health care field to confront the health disparities that affect minority groups. According to the CDC’s 2013 Health Disparities and Inequalities Report, examples of

Rainy day Fun!

Rainy days provide great opportunities for indoor fun! Whether you plan to have a movie day, or like to get creative with some hands on activities, here are some great ideas and resources for you that can easily be adapted for individuals living with intellectual and or developmental disabilities.  http://www.recreationtherapy.com/tx/txdd.htm https://www.pinterest.com/saxydi/activities-for-disabled-adults/ http://atwiki.assistivetech.net/index.php/20_Fun_Activities_for_Kids_with_Disabilities

Links & Lanes Fun-Raiser

Announcing new event! Friends, families, co-workers are forming 6 member teams for bowling or 4 member teams for High Definition Golf, all to raise money for people with disabilities. Come enjoy a scrumptious Buffet. Win Prizes, Awards, Raffles and much more. For more information please email: LinksandLanes@fidelityhhs.org

A Movement of Acceptance

As we celebrate ‘Autism Awareness Month,’ Fidelity House Human Services would like to acknowledge the hard work, time and effort that autism advocates have put into this movement. Let us be reminded of the impact on all individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   These events have sparked a movement of acceptance, tolerance and empowerment

Discovering Community through Volunteerism

“Volunteering in Lawrence, particularly at Fidelity House Human Services, has opened my eyes to a world I could not previously fathom. The first time I arrived at Fidelity House, I didn’t know what to expect, but I kept an open mind. I was to help a man with a developmental disability make a digital card

Abuse Prevention

Recently, an individual with developmental disabilities was tortured, bound and gagged for several hours by four assailants who targeted the teen due to his disabilities. Several sources report that the incident was broadcast live on social media on January 03, 2017 (CNN, The New York Daily News, The Chicago tribune). It is shocking that someone

Civil Rights for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

“Through the years, pressure from self-advocates and advocates, critical court decisions such as Olmstead and others, plus the actions of the U.S. Department of Justice intervening in local communities have led to a greater understanding of the full potential of the ADA. That knowledge has helped transform the face of supports and services for people