CIL Art Showcase

The CIL is hosting an Art Showcase on December 14th from 2 – 4pm!

Anyone can submit their artwork for a chance to win a prize, but be sure to submit your work by December 13th!

Please join us to view and buy your favorite art pieces! There will be paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, photography and so much more!

We appreciate your continual support and look forward to seeing everyone come out for this event!

CILNCF is Entering the Sunstate Federal Credit Union Contest!

The CIL of North Central Florida is entering Sunstate Federal Credit Union’s contest to win $1,000! With the most votes by liking our comments on Instagram and Facebook, the CIL will win!

Here’s how you can help us win…

  1. Log in to your Instagram and Facebook accounts.
  2. Search for Sunstate Federal Credit Union’s account.
  3. Under their most recent #GivingTuesday post, find the comment that nominates “The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida”.
  4. Hit that like button so we can win!

Thanks for your support in spreading the word to our community partners!

CIL hosting forum, “The Basics on ABLE United”

The CIL is hosting a forum at our Gainesville office on Thursday, November 21st from 5:00pm to 6:00pm about ABLE United, a wonderful financial savings program for people with disabilities.

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act allows individuals with disabilities to save money tax-free for a wide variety of future expenses, including transportation, housing and education, while maintaining benefits, such as SSI and Medicaid.

Please see attached link for more information. We hope to see you there!

CIL Employment Program continues to change lives!

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month and to celebrate, we’re highlighting successes from our Employment Program!

Jeremie, who is Deaf and uses American Sign Language to communicate, was interested in pursing full-time work. He was referred to CIL and started working with Lauren, our wonderful Employment Consultant in our Ocala office. Lauren soon discovered that Jeremie is self-taught in most facets of home improvements, construction, renovation, and modification of structures. Through skill identification, regular meetings to job search, and unwavering support from Lauren, Jeremie was placed with a local furniture manufacturing and assembly plant. His employer has blessed him with fair earnings, benefits after a length of time, and a flexible work schedule to allow appropriate work/life balance.

Thanks to our Employment Program, Jeremie is enjoying full-time, meaningful work and is contributing productively to his local community!