Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford held a private forum for adults with disabilities on Monday, July 30.
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LAS VEGAS – Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford visited constituents at Opportunity Village’s North Campus on Monday, July 30, and held a one-hour round-table discussion for nearly 30 adults with disabilities at the not-for-profit organization.
Horsford, who represents Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District and is a Las Vegas native, discussed several key topics and issues within the disability community in Southern Nevada. These topics included housing, transportation, social security and disability funding, and healthcare needs.
“Every American has the right to a life of dignity and respect,” said U.S. Representative Steven Horsford. “I’m grateful that Opportunity Village can provide Nevadans living with disabilities the resources they need to thrive and become successful. I will never forget the stories these Nevadans shared with me about the positive impact Opportunity Village has had in their lives.”
“For many years, Opportunity Village has worked to build relationships with our congressional delegation,” said Tracy Brown-May, Director of Advocacy, Board, and Government Relations at Opportunity Village. “We’ve never seen anything as personal or interactive as we did with Rep. Horsford at our North Campus. In was incredible for the Congressman to hear people with disabilities share their personal stories so he can really be their voice in Washington.”
Tracy Brown-May and Opportunity Village Ambassador Ignacia H. led the forum, often asking the crowd for their input and giving them the floor for questions. Congressman Horsford frequently jotted down notes, encouraged the crowd to vote in the upcoming elections, and voiced his desire to be held “accountable by all of his constituents,” including everyone in the room.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
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