A Note from Our Executive Director 

"Ramping Up for a New Year"

Dear Friends:
Happy New Year to you and your families!

As we begin a new year of supporting consumers towards successful outcomes,
I want to  share a few words about the Ohio Temporary Ramp Project (OTRP).  CILO is very  fortunate to partner with the  Ohio Department of Medicaid   and People Working Cooperatively to provide this service that clearly aligns with our mission to empower people with disabilities to lead independent and inclusive lives.
For OTRP eligible consumers a modular ramp can be provided in a timely manner and serve as a temporary solution until a permanent ramp can be provided. The ramp components can also be re-used to serve multiple people.

CILO takes pride in being part of this important project for Ohio consumers. Thank you to Mr. Edward Gibson of the Ohio Department of Medicaid and to Mr. Brad Staggs at People Working Cooperatively for their partnership and for sharing our passion in this project.
Do you know someone who is currently on Medicaid and may need a ramp? For additional information, please contact Ramp Project Coordinator Rick Taylor at 513.241.2600 ext.113 or by email.
As always, I want to hear your ideas and thoughts and I encourage you to contact me!


Rob Festenstein
P:  513.241.2600 Ext.  211

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Help CILO win $5,000!

Our friends at VonLehman CPA and Advisory Firm are proud to once again partner with Xavier University for their #XCares campaign. This year the nonprofit that scores the most votes will win  $5,000 towards their mission and on-court recognition at the January 23rd men's basketball game. The contest ends Thursday, January 17th . Click the link below for more info and vote for CILO - all in less than 20 seconds! (Note: we are listed as The Center for Independent Living Options).  

Save the Date!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 6 for Charitable Suds Night at Rhinegeist Brewery benefitting CILO!
Look for more information coming soon and updates on our social media!

January Peer Support and Independent Living Classes
Click on each link to learn more. 

For questions, ideas or to RSVP contact Beth Crenshaw by Email  or 
Call 513.241.2600 ext. 114.

Ohio Consumers:
Free notary services at CILO

By appointment only, contact us


Do you have a question about how you can support CILO?
Contact Debbie Moorehous, Development Director by email 
or phone 513.241.2600 ext. 123 

Are you an Amazon shopper? Did you know you can shop at Amazon Smile a nd benefit CILO?

Log on to  www.smile.amazon.com  using your regular Amazon credentials and select  Independent Living Options, Inc , (make sure it says Cincinnati).  Once signed up each of your qualifying purchases at Amazon Smile  
will benefit CILO! 

Kroger Community Rewards

Looking for a super easy way to support CILO? Learn how shopping at Kroger can benefit our programs and services. Read more here!

January  Employee Anniversaries
Amanda Hardcorn, Kentucky PCAP Program Coordinatior celebrates 8 years
Debbie Moorehous, Development Director celebrates 5 years

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Contact us at 513.241.2600 or send your request via email.

Winter Weather

To keep our consumers and our staff safe, CILO may adjust office hours or close the office when there is inclement weather. Please feel free to call us at 513.241.2600 before coming by!