Connections for Independent Living Launches Computer Voucher Program

Weld County, CO, October 14, 2020 – Persons who live with disabilities in seven northeastern Colorado counties may qualify for a new Internet-accessible computer at no cost through an innovative program created by Connections for Independent Living.

Through CARES Act funding provided to Connections, the Greeley-based organization will deliver new computers to a limited number of registered care consumers who live in Weld, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties. These computers will be Internet-ready, allowing the recipient to access virtual medical appointments, join in Connections peer-support groups, order prescriptions and medical equipment and participate in remote learning while maintaining safely at home during the pandemic.

Many persons with disabilities are at greater risk of infection and serious illness from the COVID-19 virus, maintaining social distance and living independently is critical for their well-being.

Greeley Computer Systems is serving as the computer supplier for program recipients. This includes individuals who are in transition to independent living from nursing care facilities. All participants in this program must be registered with Connections, and live with a disability that increases their isolation owing to the pandemic.

Persons who live with disabilities within the seven-county region who are not currently registered are invited to contact Connections to begin their registration process. Call 970-352-8682 or send an email letter of interest.

Connections for Independent Living is a non-residential, participant-controlled nonprofit Independent Living Center that promotes independent living and the empowerment of all persons with disabilities. The organization is one of nine certified Independent Living Centers in Colorado. Services are provided at no cost to qualifying residents.