Community Resource Network is a Medicaid and Med-Waiver provider that delivers an array of support services for children, adults and people with disabilities. We constantly advocate to medical and insurance companies, social workers and state officials and agencies on behalf of our individuals to ensure they are receiving the services they need and deserve. We have an unyielding commitment to the people we serve, and we regard their concerns as concerns of our own.

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3 Ways to Support a Nonprofit Organization

#NationalNonProfitDay is a day designated to recognizing the impact of the social sector, highlighting the importance of charitable organizations and to thank all the organizations, their staff and volunteers that dedicate their time and efforts to improving communities.  Here are 3 ways to support nonprofits today and every day. 1. Raise Awareness Nonprofit organizations are most success when they have a larger audience. Help raise awareness and visibilities for your favorite nonprofits by spreading the word and educating peers and family about their mission, values and the community they support.  You can also raise awareness by attending or planning a fundraiser. 2. Donate Financial donations are always helpful and is what comes to mind first, but donations can come in multiple forms. You can donate: Your time by volunteering Goods, supplies, materials that benefit their cause. Always ask what donations are needed. Monetary donations or sponsorships. You don’t always have to donate large amounts. Any amount makes a huge difference Using giveback programs like Amazon Smile. 3. Follow & Share on Social Media Platforms Help increase their visibility. Following and sharing on social media platforms helps promote awareness, build communities and inspire action. You can share upcoming events, impacts and

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2022 Team Building Event

At the beginning of the year, CRN made it a priority to show our community and ourselves just how strong and dedicated we are, making 2022’s theme Stronger Together. With that in mind, the entire CRN team got together for this year’s Team Building Event. WHY DO WE HOST TEAM BUILDING EVENTS? Team building events are not only fun and motivating but allow us to enhance our communication and problems-solving skills; connect across departments; and overall, become better providers to the Individuals we serve. This year’s event focused on exploring our communication. Teams had the opportunity to determine their communication style and identify ways to best communicate with their style and others in mind. Teams also participated in games designed to foster team spirit, motivation, and of course, getting those bragging rights! Most importantly, CRN was able to show our appreciation for this amazing team with raffle prizes and surprise gelato truck! We ended the event with our staple send off- one phrase close. Each employee is given the floor to share one word or phrase about how they’re feeling regarding the event. Here are some of our favorites! “I am feeling grateful to work for an organization that really

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In The Know: July 2022 Disability News

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you know that July was Disability Pride Month and our industry really showed up! So many exciting new projects, programs, and investments into our community. Read on for a look at some of those July highlights! For more information, check out the resources below: Become a DSP-If you are interested in supporting and improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, join our team here!   Learn more about DSP rate increase at APD of Florida Sign up here to receive Florida Purple Alerts today through email or text messages. Need more info? Disability Rights of Florida shares more on their site! See what changes have been made to a park or beach near you here- Florida State Parks Foundation Keep up to date with more news to come in August on all our social media platforms and weekly blog updates!

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Welcome to Community Resource Network: 5 Facts About CRN

Hello CRN Family and welcome to our first blog post! Since 2009, Community Resource Network has been serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities and now, we are excited to provide even more support and resources! Here we will be sharing community resources for caregivers, families and the entire disability community; up to date announcements and news; and a look inside what makes CRN so special. Starting with 5 Facts about CRN! 1. CRN has the best team We are a company full of dependable, fun, and compassionate employees with a passion for enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities. (Be sure to follow along as we introduce you to this amazing team!) We began providing compassionate care and services in 2009 and in 2017, we expanded our services to better serve the community. Now, with more than 275 direct support providers and two life skill programs, we are helping approximately 500 people of all ages and abilities thrive at home and in the community all throughout Florida. 2. CRN offers a variety of services  Community Resource Network is a Medicaid and Med-Waiver provider that delivers an array of support services for children, adults, and people with

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Happy Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month. We celebrate Disability Pride in July in recognition of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, on July 26th, 1990. The act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Following the legislation, Boston held the first Disability Pride Day event in July 1990. The month differs from Disability Awareness Month by celebrating and embracing an individual’s disabilities, reclaiming visibility and rejecting internalized ableism. Rather than only raising awareness, it is a time to “accept and honor each person’s uniqueness and seeing it as natural and beautiful part of human diversity.” At CRN, we are celebrating by amplifying our Individuals voices. We asked a few of the Individuals from our Life Skills Program questions about what Disability Pride means to them.             What are you proud of? What makes you special? Fernando: “I’m proud that I make new friends and I won medals.” Thomas: “My goals: I have a girlfriend, I have a family and I’m looking for a job.” Kayla: “I do what I can. Yes, we all mess up, but guess what? I learn. I’m not giving up.” What do you love about yourself? Isis: “I’m caring

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Staff Spotlight: Shining a light on Assistant Program Manager, Alicia

Compassionate care is at the heart of who we are, and we couldn’t deliver that without our incredible team. Our team actively lives out CRN core values (read about our core values here) while embodying our mission. We are so proud of each member and are excited to highlight each one of them, starting this month with Alicia! Meet our Assistant Program Manager, Alicia! Alicia has been bringing fun and compassion to CRN & FM Life Skills Program since December of 2019. Alicia’s favorite hobby is bowling. She participates in both a fall and summer bowling league in Cape Coral. Alicia has been described as “living our core values every day. She’s always smiling, helping and doing her part to make everyone’s day a little brighter.” Thank you for all you do, Alicia! Want to join the Fort Myers LSP team, click here to apply!