IMAH Loyally Exercises Beliefs of Happy Lives & Self-Support
Keeping loyal to the idea of universal growth and opportunity, IMAH in Bishop has worked to support an independent and fulfilling lifestyle for a community of adults with developmental disabilities.
In fact, they are continuing to work. And, the future appears to be no different.
Because, who should have to start from behind?
They stabilize the ground, so those who crawl can walk on it.
The Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped believes in a future of self-support. This idea is exercised consistently through classes, programs, and services for living and healing. And, this is offered to those special adults who live throughout the entire State of California.
IMAH’s Sierra Thrift Mall is an “on-site” work-adjustment training program providing IMAH’s clients with, not only valuable work experience, but a salary from the Thrift Store proceeds as well.
Sales at the Thrift Store support various programs and services that are not funded through any other sources and provides furniture, household items and clothing to those in need
…free of charge.
Sierra Thrift Mall picks up donations, too.
People Smarts and Circles is a video curriculum that gives right and wrong scenarios in real life situations. Staff & Clients practice these situations. All clients participate in this class. In fact, the repetitive nature of this curriculum saved one client’s life when she learned to call 911 after smelling smoke in her home.
Cook Days give clients culinary group assignments pertaining to their abilities. With the help of staff, clients make a list of the items and ingredients needed for the meal chosen. The group goes to the grocery store to pick out the items on their list. The group then comes back to the workshop and begins to cook, set the tables and make the punch. Once the meal is over the cook group is responsible for cleaning up the kitchen.
The Self Advocacy aspect IMAH offers classes and training for clients designed to help them develop ever greater levels independence, confidence and safety. Examples of specific training include: Asserting Rights, People Smarts, Personal Protection and Safety, How to Prevent Victimization, How to Navigate Social System like Public Transportation, Social Security, etc.
PAWS 4 Healing, a volunteer animal-assisted therapy team, visits IMAH every month. The human-animal connection is a truly inspiring therapeutic experience with many proven health benefits that changes the lives of our clients.
Supported Living Services, Community Integration Training, Transitional Services, STARs Training, Work Opportunities, Educational Curriculum, Recreation Days, and MORE personalized valuable tools & resources to transform and better lives.
Right Now, IMAH is addressing the Bishop Housing Crisis. Let’s start by bringing awareness to the problem.
Because, Homelessness is Real.
Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped
(760) 873-8668371 South Warren Street Bishop, CA 93514
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Volunteer. Help with educational curriculum, offer cooking classes, or teach a class on proper nutrition. Teach a yoga class. Share your expertise with IMAH’s clients.
Or Donate, HERE.
However you lend your heart, your investment in the lives of adults who are developmentally disabled enables them to lead a more independent and fulfilling life. And, it is understatedly… appreciated.
You see, when your reach is for the stars… there is no limit.
#team KIBS & IMAH Stars