Joe Reinecker Talks to Leva Hayden
On this week's episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks to Leva Hayden. Leva is a 66-year-old Pittsburg woman who has from a number of disabilities. She talks about her life and how it has been improved with assistance from SKIL.
On this episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks to Judy Blunk, Independent Living Coordinator (ILC) from Columbus about two programs which can substantially help eligible consumers. One of these programs is the Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). This is a Federallly funded program that helps eligibile households pay a portion of their home energy costs. The other program is the Homestead Program, which assists disabled individuals to get a tax credit if they own their own home.
On this installment of "Resource Central," Joe Reinecker talks to Andy Rausch. Rausch was a long-time employee of SKIL who is now disabled and utilizes services himself. He talks about his illness, his employment at SKIL, and the upside of receiving services from the agency.
In this latest installment of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks with Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy program coordinator Carrie Greenwood. She discusses the history of the program and its goals to educate, mentor, and support disabled youth (ages 5-25) in Kansas, as well as what the immediate future holds for the program and its participants.