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DisAbility Rights Idaho Needs Your Help!

DisAbility Rights Idaho’s (DRI) has created proposed Work Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023 to begin on October 1, 2022.  As these are proposed work priorities, we are looking to you for an opinion on whether we have captured the issues currently affecting Idahoans with disabilities. To view these proposed Work Goals and Priorities, please click link labeled “DRI Proposed FY 2023 Work Priorities”. To provide your comment, please click the link below labeled “Survey”. The link will take you to a Google Form which has 6 questions. If you would like a hard copy of the Work Goals and Priorities and Survey, please call our office at (208) 336-5353, and a they will be mailed to you. We appreciate your time and effort to help us achieve our mission.  Thank you!

DRI Proposed FY 2023 Work Priorities.

Click here to take the survey.

DisAbility Rights Idaho’s (DRI) ha creado una propuesta de objetivos y prioridades de trabajo para el año fiscal de 2023 que comenzará el 1 de octubre de 2022. Dado que estas son las prioridades de trabajo propuestas, nos dirigimos a usted para que nos dé su opinión sobre si hemos comprendido los problemas que afectan actualmente a los habitantes de Idaho con discapacidades. Para ver estos objetivos y prioridades de trabajo propuestos, haga clic en el enlace etiquetado como “Prioridades Laborales Propuestas por DRI FY 2023”. Para proporcionar su comentario, haga clic en el siguiente enlace etiquetado como “Encuesta”. El enlace lo llevará a un formulario de Google que tiene 6 preguntas. Si desea una copia impresa de los Objetivos de Trabajo, las Prioridades y la Encuesta, por favor llame a nuestra oficina al (208) 336-5353, y se les enviarán por correo. Agradecemos su tiempo y esfuerzo para ayudarnos a lograr nuestra misión. ¡Gracias!

Folleto DRI FY2023 SGP

Encuesta

Election Day Monitoring
Each election season, DisAbility Rights Idaho monitors polling places
throughout the state to ensure that they are accessible to all Idahoans.
However, the geographical diversity of our state makes it difficult to
monitor every polling location.

How you can Help
We have created a digital survey that lets you assess your polling place for accessibility issues when you go to vote!

Click this link:

Polling Place Survey

and you will be taken directly to the survey! Once completed, it will
automatically be sent to us.

We will also be operating our Voting Hotline on election day:

1 (866) 262-3462

Thank you for your help, and happy voting!

 

2022 Primary Elections information
Information about the 2022 primary Elections

Click here to download a PDF containing 2022 Primary Election information.

DisAbility Rights Idaho (DRI) is a private, non-profit organization that is designated as Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System. Funding authorized by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) allows DRI to ensure that voters with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in every step of the electoral process.

Inside This Issue
Page 2 – Voting Options & Deadlines
Page 3 – Voting Rights
Page 4- Addressing Barriers
Voter Hotline Information
Transportation Resources
Page 5 – COVID-19 Safety Tips
DRI Contact Information

DRI ELECTION DAY HOTLINE: 1-866-262-3462

Click here to download a PDF containing 2022 Primary Election information.

fair housing month
idaho fair housing month

April is Fair Housing Month

Why fair housing matters

Fair housing builds stronger communities by ensuring everyone has the right to choose where they live without discrimination or harassment. By raising awareness of fair housing rights, we can build a stronger Idaho.

We all have the right to live where we choose and can afford. This affects our access to education, employment, health care, clean air and water, healthy food and recreation.

Fair housing supports economic opportunity, safety, health, productivity, independence and dignity.

DISCRIMINATION HURTS EVERYONE.

If you experience discrimination because of your color, race, religion, sex, national origin, family status or disability, speak up.

To learn more about fair housing protections in Idaho visit: idahohousing.com/fair-housing

CALL 2-1-1 TO REPORT A POSSIBLE VIOLATION.

Click here to download a poster celebrating Fair Housing Month

 

 

Eviction Moratorium Information

Please note if you have been affected by the ending of the eviction moratorium we are unable to assist with this issue. Please call:

Intermountain Fair Housing Council

4696 W. Overland Rd., Suite 140
Boise, Idaho 83705

Get directions

1-208-383-0695 or 1-800-717-0695

contact@ifhcidaho.org

 

Idaho Legal Aid

Apply for Help: Apply for our services by phone, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time), by calling: (208) 746-7541.

Phone intake is closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). However, you may click here to apply online at any time.

Information Cards Help Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Interactions with Law Enforcement

Click the link below to learn about the new communication cards created by the Idaho Council for deaf and Hard of Hearing. The cards are meant to help deaf and hard of hearing people during interactions with law enforcement. Click here for the article.

Accessibility and Voting

Important information related to accessibility and voting. NDRN statement on accessible voting systems Know Your Voting Rights Disability the Voting Process and the Digital Divide

Proposed Work Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023

DisAbility Rights Idaho Needs Your Help! Please see the below link labeled “DRI FY2023 SGP Handout” to DisAbility Rights Idaho’s (DRI) proposed work goals and priorities for fiscal year 2023 to begin on October 1, 2022.  As these are proposed work priorities, we are looking to you for an opinion on whether we have captured the issues currently affecting Idahoans with disabilities. To provide your comment, please click the below link labeled “Survey”. The link will take you to a Google form which has 6 questions. If you would like a hard copy of this survey, please call our office … Continue reading Proposed Work Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023

Notice of Monitoring Visit – Intermountain Hospital

Click here to download a PDF version of this announcement June 7, 2022 To: Any and All Legal Guardians of Residents of Intermountain Hospital RE: DisAbility Rights Idaho – Monitoring Visit to Intermountain Hospital Dear Guardian: DRI is Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Each state’s P & A is part of a federally mandated system with the authority and obligation to protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or other disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PADD), 42 U.S.C. § 15001, et seq.; Protection and Advocacy for … Continue reading Notice of Monitoring Visit – Intermountain Hospital

Children’s Residential Treatment Facilities – Youth Rights

Youth MOVE Idaho and Disability Rights Idaho have collaborated to create a series of videos to inform youth about their rights to access mental health care. In this video, Madeline, the Youth Programs Coordinator for Youth MOVE Idaho, discusses with Kayla, an attorney from Disability Rights Idaho who is in the youth unit, issues related to Children’s Residential Treatment Facilities (CRTFs). Specifically they discuss: 1. What is a CRTF? 2. What are the different levels of youth mental health care? 3. Are youth sometimes sent to unsafe or ineffective CRTFs? 4. What are a minor’s rights while in CRTFs? 5. … Continue reading Children’s Residential Treatment Facilities – Youth Rights

Monitoring Visit to Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital

Click here to download a PDF version of this announcement May 24, 2022 To: Any and All Legal Guardians of Residents of Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital RE: DisAbility Rights Idaho – Monitoring Visit to Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital Dear Guardian: DRI is Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Each state’s P & A is part of a federally mandated system with the authority and obligation to protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or other disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PADD), 42 U.S.C. § 15001, et seq.; … Continue reading Monitoring Visit to Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital

Election Day Monitoring

DisAbility Rights Idaho Needs Your Help! Election Day Monitoring Each election season, DisAbility Rights Idaho monitors polling places throughout the state to ensure that they are accessible to all Idahoans. However, the geographical diversity of our state makes it difficult to monitor every polling location. How you can Help We have created a digital survey that lets you assess your polling place for accessibility issues when you go to vote! Click this link: Polling Place Survey and you will be taken directly to the survey! Once completed, it will automatically be sent to us. We will also be operating our … Continue reading Election Day Monitoring

Monitoring Visit to Southwest Idaho Treatment Center

Click here to download a PDF version of this notice To: Any and All Legal Guardians of Residents of Southwest Idaho Treatment Center (SWITC) RE: DisAbility Rights Idaho – Monitoring Visit to SWITC Dear Guardian: DRI is Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Each state’s P & A is part of a federally mandated system with the authority and obligation to protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or other disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PADD), 42 U.S.C. § 15001, et seq.; Protection and Advocacy for Individuals … Continue reading Monitoring Visit to Southwest Idaho Treatment Center

Idaho Gives May 2-5, 2022

Idaho Gives May 2-5, 2022

Hello! Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of your community’s day of giving – an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community. We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal of $20,000. We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference. Get ready to give! On … Continue reading Idaho Gives May 2-5, 2022

Fearless Lawyering for Children

Click here to download a PDF version of this flyer Please help us spread the word about this free training for Idaho lawyers. CLE credit will be provided for those who attend in-person. For those who cannot travel to Boise, a virtual link will be provided so that you can tune into the training, but we apologize that logistical challenges have prevented us from providing CLE credit to virtual attendees. Please feel free to share this announcement, we have a wonderful line up of speakers and all Idaho lawyers are welcome to join whether in-person or virtually. Fearless Lawyering for … Continue reading Fearless Lawyering for Children

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