September 3rd, 2015
"Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities"
(806) 795-LIFE

8240 Boston Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79423

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    Announcements

    LIFE/RUN will  be closed for Labor Day, September  7, 2015.  The Center will  not be available  for activities and appointments from...
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    Healthy Cooking Classes

    LIFE/RUN provides Healthy Cooking Classes at the Center as part of our Health & Fitness Program.  Consumers learn healthy recipes...
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    ASL Interpreting Services

    LIFE/RUN provides dependable, qualified Sign Language Interpreters to businesses and agencies in the community for communication with...
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    Home by Choice

    It is LIFE/RUN’s contention that every Texan, regardless of age or disability, deserves the opportunity to live a life of full...
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    Our Fitness Facility

     Health and Fitness Getting Fit and Loving It!” is a LIFE/RUN initiative designed to assist individuals with disabilities to obtain...
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    Job Readiness Services

    If you’re thinking about going back to work, but are worried that you might not find a job, or that you might lose those important...

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What We Do

A Short List of Services

Information & Referral

LIFE/RUN’s Information and Referral (I&R) Services strive to provide Consumers and their families with timely, comprehensive information on community resources that will assist them in meeting their independent living goals. The Center provides up-to-date information on services and supports such as adaptive equipment, transportation, accessible housing and food vouchers.  I&R Services are also provided to other agencies and the community at large.  This assistance is instrumental in increasing public awareness of disability issues and knowledge of the service options available to people with disabilities from both the Center and the community.

Advocacy

LIFE/RUN provides advocacy by helping individuals with disabilities to navigate an often complex service delivery system of regulations that may impede access to benefits for which one may be eligible.  During this process, Consumers are encouraged to become their own best advocates by exercising their civil rights against unfair and discriminatory practices. The Center also engages in systems advocacy, which entails educating policy makers and the broader community about the impact that existing policies and proposed legislation may have on the disability community.

Peer Support

Whether one has a newly acquired injury or just dealing with life’s many issues, the LIFE/RUN Center can provide peer support for individuals and groups wishing to better understand living life with a disability.  LIFE/RUN provides several forums in which Consumers can forge new friendships, share experiences and find solutions to common issues.  Because Center staff consists primarily of individuals with disabilities themselves, they are in a unique position to serve as peer mentors to Consumers seeking a life of independence.

Independent Living Skills Training

A key element of LIFE/RUN services is Independent Living Skills (ILS) training.  The Center provides one-on-one training to assist people with disabilities in acquiring the skills they need in order to live independently. This may include cooking skills, health maintenance, money management and transportation.  The ILS training can be provided in a classroom setting, thereby encouraging peer support.  For those who prefer more private or discreet ILS assistance, one-on-one training can be provided in the Center or at the Consumer’s home.

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LIFE/RUN Center for Independent Living
 
8240 Boston Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79423

Phone/TTY: (806) 795-5433
Fax: (806) 795-5607
LIFE/RUN will be closed for Labor Day, Sept. 7. The Center will not be available for activities and appointments from 9/8 through 9/10 due to our Annual Staff Development.