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Advocacy

LIFE Inc. 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.

American Sign Language Interpreting

LIFE Inc. provides dependable, qualified Sign Language Interpreters to businesses and agencies in the community for communication with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Interpreters help to ensure that people who have hearing loss will receive equal access to the services they need.

To schedule an interpreter contact:

 

Audrie Gomez

audrie.gomez@liferun.org

 

Braille Services

LIFE Inc. provides Brailled documents to ensure that individuals who are blind or with low-vision have equal access to printed materials of local businesses, events, and training seminars in the community.

 Items we have brailled include but is not limited to:

  • Calendar of Activities

  • Instructions 

  • Item Labels

  • Job Related Documents

  • Recipes 

To inquire about braille services, please contact:

 

Sheryl Young

(806) 795-5433 Ext:107

sheryl.young@liferun.org 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

LIFE Inc. has a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist, who works to ensure that individuals with hearing loss, including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and oral deaf, obtain the services and resources they need as they strive to improve their quality of life and function independently in the community.  The Access Specialist works to remove attitudinal and communication access barriers and provide advocacy, self-empowerment and training for and on behalf of individuals in the target population.

LIFE Inc. also administers the Specialized Telecommunications Access Program (STAP), which involves identifying, certifying and assisting Consumers in applying for devices that will enhance their ability to access the telephone network. 

Funded  in part by HHSC Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist

Specialized Telecommunications Access Program Specialist

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Gettin' Fit and Loving It'  

Why spend good money on an expensive gym membership?

We have what you need to reach your goals for free!  So, save your cash and come to LIFE Inc. to join our Health & Fitness program where you get FREE access to adaptable equipment, FREE exercise instruction, and FREE access to activities pertaining to Health & Fitness such as Healthy Cooking, Yoga, Meditation, and Bowling just to name a few.

Strength, Endurance, Flexibility.  We want you to be the best you you can be! 

 

What you get when you join the program:

  • FREE Fitness Assessment

  • FREE Individualized Fitness Plan

  • FREE Exercise Classes

  • FREE Recreational Activities

  • FREE Diet & Nutrition Education

  • FREE Accessible Fitness Center

Get started today by calling (806) 795-5433 or visit us at 8240 Boston Ave.

Note: The LIFE Inc. Fitness Room will be allowing entrance via appointment only as of May 2021. Schedule your appointment  today on the LIFE Inc. activities page

Hub City Ink

Hub City Ink is a non-accredited vocational program that teaches apparel decoration and sublimation operations. The goal of the program is to assist individuals with disabilities in transitioning into the apparel decoration or sublimation industry with some experience and knowledge of their functional limitations. 

In addition Hub City Ink operates a fully operational graphic design studio, apparel decoration shop, and sublimation shop.

 

For more information regarding this program, please visit the program website at www.hubcityink.org.

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Hygiene Closet

LIFE Inc. is the recipient of donations that allow us to purchase needed hygiene products to address. The program enables the center to maintain new hygiene products at no cost to Consumers, thereby, increasing employability, good health maintenance and self-esteem.

Program Sponsors Include:

 

Superior HealthPlan

https://www.superiorhealthplan.com

Information and Referral Services

LIFE Inc's Information and Referral (I&R) Services strive to provide Consumers and their families with timely, comprehensive information on community resources such as adaptive equipment, transportation, accessible housing and food vouchers.  I&R Services are also provided to other agencies and the community at large.

 

Independent Living Skills (ILS)

LIFE Inc. provides one-on-one training to assist people with disabilities in acquiring the skills they need such as cooking skills, health maintenance, money management and transportation.  Independent Living Skills Training (ILS) is 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, community or in the Consumer’s home.

Job Readiness Skills

LIFE Inc. is a firm proponent of employment for people with disabilities. The Agency encourages employment by providing:

  • Information regarding work incentives

  • Computer classes

  • Interviewing skills training

  • Resume preparation

  • Job seeking skills

  • Workplace accommodations

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Ombudsman Services

If you have a friend or family member in a nursing facility and have concerns you can call your area Ombudsman for assistance.

 

Some of the ways that a Long-Term ombudsman help in a nursing facility and assisted living residents include:

  • Listening to residents and family members when they have concerns or issue arise.

  • Informing residents of their rights.

  • Protecting resident health, safety, welfare and rights. 

  • Helping families learn about nursing facilities and how to pay for them.

  • Ombudsman work to solve problems and make sure state regulations and laws protect residents.

 

To contact your local Ombudsman, call:

 

(806) 496-5754

Peer Support

Whether one has a newly acquired injury or just dealing with life’s many issues, the LIFE Inc. Center can provide peer support for individuals and groups wishing to better understand living life with a disability. 

 

LIFE Inc. 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.

Visit our calendar page and virtual services page for current scheduled activities and for registration. 

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Relocation

It is LIFE Inc.'s contention that every Texan, regardless of age or disability, deserves the opportunity to live a life of full inclusion.  This program has changed the lives of many individuals by transitioning them from long-term care facilities into a community-based setting of their own choosing. 

 

LIFE Inc. facilitates this process by acting as the liaison between the individual and the various agencies and services necessary for a successful relocation. LIFE Inc.'s Home By Choice program can assist with locating housing, transportation options, and grants for paying moving expenses, deposits, household items, and other related costs.

Soon LIFE Inc. will also provide relocation services from the hospital to home. Check back for more information on this program.

To inquire about relocation services, please contact:

Bonnie Doyle 

(806) 535-1903 

bonnie.doyle@liferun.org

Social and Recreational Services 

Socialization, which occurs through recreational programs, offers opportunities for Consumers to meet new people, develop interpersonal skills, gain self-confidence, and most of all, to have fun.   Providing safe, accessible activities, (i.e., crafts, cultural diversity celebrations, bowling, etc.), helps to avoid isolation, depression and encourages inclusion in the community

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Payee Services

Sometimes a person’s ability to maintain independence in the community is threatened by their inability to manage their Social Security benefits.  Poor choices are made, bills go unpaid, or the person may be preyed upon by family or acquaintances who misuse the funds.  For these reasons, the Social Security Administration may require individuals to have a “payee” to manage their benefits.  

 

LIFE Inc. is an approved Representative Payee of Social Security benefits and as such, is responsible for receiving and disbursing these funds to ensure that each Consumer can maintain necessities such as housing, utilities, food and access to funds for personal needs

To inquire about payee services, please contact:

 

Vernice Hemphill

(806) 795-5433 Ext:125

vernice.hemphill@liferun.org

Purchased Goods and Services

IL purchasing services enable LIFE Inc. to assist non-working Consumers in overcoming barriers to their independence in the community.  Purchased goods and services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Orientation and Mobility Training

  • Hearing Aids

  • Wheelchairs/Scooters

  • Home Modifications

  • Vehicle Modifications

  • Prosthetics

  • Shower Benches

  • Lift Chairs

  • Adjustable Beds

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STAP

Specialized Telecommunications Access Program 

LIFE Inc. administers the Specialized Telecommunications Access Program (STAP), which involves identifying, certifying and assisting Consumers in applying for devices that will enhance their ability to access the telephone network. 

Funded  in part by HHSC Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

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Virtual Services

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2019 - 2020, LIFE inc. began the implementation of virtual services using online platforms in order to provide services that would otherwise be unable to be accessed by Consumers. 

Services that we currently provide virtually include but is not limited to:

  • Peer Support

  • Center Activities 

  • Consumer Appointments

Visit our calendar page and virtual services page for current scheduled activities and for registration. 

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Social and  Recreational

Youth Transition

LIFE Inc. also assists students with disabilities to develop the skills they need for transitioning to adulthood and living independently.  Services may include job readiness training, job shadowing, money management, transportation training, locating transitional housing, vocational training, etc.

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Hub City Ink

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Job Readiness

 
 
 
 

Contact Us 

LIFE Inc.

8240 Boston Ave

Lubbock, Texas 79423

Tel (806) 795-5433

Fax (806) 795-5607

Email info@liferun.org

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