On behalf of the Board of Directors and Team members at the Center, may each of you take comfort during the Spring holidays. As we face the the social challenges presented by COVID-19, we hope this message finds you well and that you will stay connected with us. Find further information and community announcements below.
In this update:
  • CILDRC Service updates
  • Do It Yourself Face Masks
  • Pensacola Chamber Partners with BRACE, Hillcrest Baptist for medical supply drive
  • Social Engagement Hour, April 15th at 12:00 noon
  • Employee Rights under Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Escambia County job postings
  • Updates by County
  • Census Reminder
  • Donate!
CILDRC continues to monitor the ever-changing landscape that is the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are not trying to overwhelm you with more information, we want you to know that we are here for you during these trying times.

CILDRC continues contacting all current and former consumers and we appreciate those of you who took the time to participate in our assessment surveys. If you have not yet been contacted and don't feel you need to connect with CILDRC, please reply to this email and type "I AM OKAY" in the body.

Staff will also continue to be available by phone and email, managing day to day activities by appointment and remotely during our normal business hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. You can reach us by calling 850-595-5566 or by email info@cil-drc.org.

In the meantime, practice social distancing and be well.
Do it Yourself Face Masks

There has been much information circulated about face mask shortages and how you could make your own to help protect yourself. We are featuring the mask below for it's simplicity. There is no sewing involved and you will likely have everything you need right at home:
If you have sewing and/or crafting skills, you can find some other options by clicking HERE.
Greater Pensacola Chamber Partners with BRACE and Hillcrest Baptist Church to Offer Continuous Drop Off Site for Medical Supply Donations
The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce is excited to be partnering with BRACE (Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies) and Hillcrest Baptist Church to offer a continuous site for medical supply donations. Donations can be made from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday at both Hillcrest Baptist Church Campuses (800 E Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32514 or 3960 Spanish Trail Road Pensacola, FL 32504). Donation sites at this location will be available at least until April 20 th , 2020.
“As a community partner in the greater Pensacola area, we at Hillcrest Baptist Church are proud to support and serve the hometown we love so much. Hillcrest loves Pensacola, we strive to be a useful and helpful outlet of God’s love and compassion, especially in these unusual and challenging days. We are delighted to serve as a continuous drop-off station for non-medical face masks in our community. For those wishing to make donations, well-marked receptacles will be located at both our Hillcrest campus locations—800 East Nine Mile Road and 3960 Spanish Trail.”
 – Pastor Jim Locke.
We, at the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, are thankful for all our community and faith-based partners assisting us in responding to our community’s needs during this unprecedented time. This is another example that demonstrates we will get through this crisis – together. 
For more information please contact the Chamber’s Director of External Affairs, Sara Lefevers at 850.356.8735 or slefevers@pensacolachamber.com
CIL Disability Resource Center Invites you to Social Engagement Hour via Zoom

When: Apr 15th - 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting, click on this link to join on computer or mobile app
Meeting ID: 692 943 441
Password: COVID2
Join by calling in on your phone:
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Meeting ID: 692 943 441
Password: 245374

The Social Engagement Hours will occur each Wednesday at 12:00 noon. Please watch for updated information on how you can connect posted on our website. We will also be sending out reminder emails like these that contain the information on how you can participate.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Escambia County is Hiring!
Through our partnerships between Vocational Rehabilitation and CILDRC, we have been made aware of current job openings for Escambia County.
Up to date information about COVID-19
specific to your County is available
by clicking the applicable graphic below.
Shape Your Future: Take the 2020 Census
Want to help people with disabilities live fuller, more meaningful lives in the community?
Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc. (FEIN: 59-2288751) dba CIL Disability Resource Center, is a registered charity in the State of Florida, Registration Number CH130.
A copy of the Official registration and financial information maybe obtained from the
Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does
not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.
1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352), www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Florida Department of Education - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation State Funding
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
Local Businesses, Private and Individual Donations