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The Independent Living Resource Centre is now Empower, The Disability Resource Centre

Media Release Wednesday, March 30, 2016 For Immediate Release

St. John’s, NL – Today an organization with a long history of providing supports and services for people with disabilities unveiled a new name and look. The Independent Living Resource Centre is now Empower, The Disability Resource Centre.

The organization which works towards creating an inclusive society today presented the new name and the components of an awareness campaign that includes social media, television, radio and print.

Kimberly Yetman Dawson, Executive Director with Empower – The Disability Resource Centre, said “The new look reflects more accurately the role the organization plays in our community and the impact it has in the lives of people with disabilities.” Yetman Dawson said that Empower responds to changing needs through offering programs that are customized to each individual.
Empower programs and services are available at no charge and include Advocacy Skills, InclusionNL, Career Development, Independent Living Internship, Peer Support, Adaptive Technology and Volunteer Services. Programs are customized to meet each individual’s need.

Cecilia Carroll, Board Chairperson, said that the awareness campaign will highlight the significant role Empower plays in our province. Carroll stated, “Empower is more than just a word that expresses what our organization does. It’s the sense of strength and inclusion that people get from their experience with us.”

For more than 35 years, the Independent Living Resource Centre delivered a broad range of supports and services for people with disabilities. Empower – The Disability Resource Centre has been built on that foundation and will continue to work towards a more inclusive society in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Empower – The Disability Resource Centre is located at 4 Escasoni Place in St. John’s. More information may be found at www.empowernl.ca

 

For more information, contact

Kimberly Yetman Dawson
Executive Director
Empower – The Disability Resource Centre
4 Escasoni Place, St. John’s. NL A1A 3R6
Telephone: 709-722-4031 Ext: 5

kimberly@empowernl.ca
www.empowernl.ca

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