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Sterling Heights, MI 48312
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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 event.

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 info@omcil.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 acceptance speech.

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.

BYFF

Mission

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.

An Overview

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.


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