May 2022
Empowering people with disabilities to lead independent and inclusive lives in the community.

From the Executive Director

Dear Friends of CILO:

In my tenure at CILO, I have been asked many times if someone really wins a Starbucks gift card after reading my message every month. Simply put, yes, they do! I am grateful for those of you who read our newsletter and share in our mission to empower people with disabilities. I hope each month you are finding relevant and timely information.

In the spirit of continuous quality improvement, I will be using my message this month to encourage all of you to take a brief survey about this vital communication tool for our organization. The survey is only four short questions - thank you in advance for your input!!!

I hope you are all marking your calendar to join us as we say Cheers to 45 Years at our Rhinegeist Brewery Charitable Suds night coming up later this month. As always, I enjoy hearing from you. Please contact me at 513-338-5100 or by email.


Rob Festenstein

P.S. And for those of you who have read this far, I have a $10 gift card to Starbucks to the THIRD person to click here and indicate that you have read my message. 

Join Us for Cheers to 45 Years!
Wednesday, May 18th between 5pm and 8pm at Rhinegeist Brewery at 1910 Elm Street. Charitable Suds night will give CILO a portion of drink sales for that evening.

Thank you volunteers and participants for joining with us for the 2022 PigAbilities to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities.
Career Opportunity with CILO

CILO is hiring! We are currently seeking candidates for an Independent Living Specialist. This full-time member of our Core Services Team will provide services that assist adults and youth with disabilities to reach their independent living goals. See the full job posting and how to apply here.
We are always interested in hearing how our services have impacted the lives of people with disabilities. Do you have a story you would like to share with us? Email us
Employee Anniversary

Suzanne Hopkins, Director of Programs, celebrating 6 years!
CILO offers free notary services
for people with disabilities by appointment.
For Ohio residents, contact Rob Festenstein; Kentucky residents contact Patrick Ober.
Support CILO

Learn more here about how using your
Kroger Plus Card can support CILO!

Thank you for supporting us through the Amazon Smile Program! In the past year we have doubled the amount that comes back to us. Not signed up yet? Follow these easy steps and help us build our Emergency Assistance Fund.

  • Open the Amazon app on your phone
  • Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within
Programs & Features
  • Select "Independent Living Options Inc" as your charity
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in
the mobile app 
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