TUNKHANNOCK – In an effort to assist persons with disabilities living in the 110th Legislative District gain more independence through job training, counseling and other services, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Wyoming) is teaming up with an area agency to provide monthly outreach at her district office in Tunkhannock.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this new outreach program to members of the community seeking a self-sufficient lifestyle,” said Pickett. “My Center for Independent Living (MyCIL) is a wonderful organization which has served persons with disabilities in 10 northeastern Pennsylvania counties for the last 35 years.”
Based in Scranton, MyCIL offers five core services, including information and referral, skills training, peer mentoring, individual advocacy and transition assistance. Skills training includes guidance with personal finance, benefits, housing and pre-employment abilities. Individual advocacy can help when a client experiences difficulty applying for Social Security or other benefits. MyCIL’s transition assistance supports young adults looking for work through job readiness and resume development.
Starting Tuesday, April 25, and continuing every fourth Tuesday of the month, a MyCIL representative will be available from 10 a.m. to noon to meet with persons with disabilities and their families by appointment to help them access programs and resources.
Those interested in scheduling an appointment should please call 570-836-4777. Walk-ins are also accepted. Pickett’s office is located at 133 W. Tioga St. in Tunkhannock.
Representative Tina Pickett
110th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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