Welcome to the OMCIL Homepage
News (Updated 8/19/05)
Thanks to everyone who helped make our fundraiser such a
huge success. We look forward to seeing all of you at next years
The Summer 2005 Newsletter should be out by mid-September,
if you would like to be added to our mailing list send your contact
information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Jerry Wolffe!!! He is the 2005
Sondra Berlin Award recipient. Jerry accepted the award at the OMCIL
Fundraiser on August 9th, 2005, and provided a very moving and poignant
Building Your Financial Future
The Oakland & Macomb Center for Independent Living will be presenting a
money management seminar called Building Your Financial Future.
The Macomb County Trainings have been completed and the response was very
positive. For information on the Oakland County BYFF Trainings click
on the link below.
The Oakland and Macomb Center for Independent Living is committed to
assisting people with disabilities to achieve independence through participation, choice
and self-determination. We work to establish a supportive and unified community inclusive
of people with disabilities.
The Oakland & Macomb Center for Independent Living (OMCIL) is a
consumer driven, non-residential, community based organization helping people with
disabilities live independently and become participating members of society. The Staff and
Board, most of whom are people with disabilities, are strongly committed to supporting
others in their efforts toward independence.
Since its founding in 1987, OMCIL has been advocating for changes to make the community
accessible to people with disabilities, and offering a core of services which include:
peer support, independent living skills training, individual and systems advocacy,
information and referral. This comprehensive package of services to people with all
disabilities is offered in the belief that it is the most effective way to serve consumers
who have complex needs.
We act as leaders, teachers, coaches and mentors to empower people with disabilities to
establish their own goals, assess their needs, identify potential risks, evaluate
available resources, develop and implement a strategy to take control of their lives.
Rather than offering individuals a segregated environment, we strive for the full
inclusion of people with disabilities in the community.
Nowhere else in Oakland and Macomb Counties is there such a wealth of knowledge,
information, peer-based support systems, and successful role models available and
committed to serving people with disabilities.