About

Our Service Area

Our Service Area

Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living is an organization serving 15 counties in the northwest Georgia area (Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Gordon, Chattooga, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Haralson and Paulding). We serve individuals of all ages who have all types of  disabilities and help them reach their goals of living independently.

“Nothing about us without us!”

The vast majority of our staff have disabilities. All of our staff have completed higher education certifications or degrees, with the majority having Bachelor’s degrees. Our core services are: independent living skills training , information & referral, peer mentoring, self-advocacy and transition. In addition to these services, we offer several programs to assist our consumers and our community in a variety of ways. Some of the programs that we offer are: the Alzheimer’s Association Caring Closet, the Community Resource Closet, home modifications (such as wheelchair ramps), assistive Tools and technology re-use (such as wheelchairs, shower chairs, magnifiers, pocket talkers), emergency preparedness & weather alert radios for people who are deaf or have hearing impairments. Last summer we added the Balance Incentive Program as part of a state-wide grant, partnered with the Area Agency on Aging and Georgia Cares. This program counsels individuals on resources in their area that will help them maintain living in the community rather than in a facility.

 

We have a wide variety of assistive technology devices available for demonstration, in partnership with Tools for Life. If you are interested in having a demonstration of any of these devices, please contact Kathy Baker at 706-314-0008 or at kbaker@nwgacil.org.

 

Our Staff at the APRIL 2014 Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Our Staff at the APRIL 2014 Conference in Albuquerque, NM