Through State Department interpreters, we enjoyed a very nice dialogue about the similarities and differences of social services in our respective countries as it relates to people with disabilities. What we all found the most unique about their nation was that homelessness does not exist. People who may be homeless at any given point in time are given immediate services to get them back with a roof over their head. Along the way, our guests learned a bit in English and we picked up a few words in Arabic.
They were impressed with what we do as an Independent Living Center and the array of services we provide to our consumers and the community. I would like to thank the World Affairs Council for inviting us to participate in this program. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome more international visitors in the future.
As always, I want to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me by
email or by phone at 513-241-2600, extension 211.
PS- I once again have a $10 Starbucks gift card for the first person to
email me after having read this message!
Writer's Express is returning through a partnership with
Vulcans Forge, a regional grassroots arts organization where local artists and activists produce and exhibit the talent of the uniquely abled. See the flyer
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Open Computer Lab.
CILO is proud to have provided new beds and/or new bedding items for 22 children ages newborn to 18 years through a grant awarded last year from the
Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati. Before receiving their new beds these children were sleeping on the floor, with parents, or crowding with siblings. We are happy to be able to provide the comfort of a safe, good night's sleep for these children!
In Our Community:
Advocacy Summit - Saturday, September 21
An event for teems (16+) and adults who want to learn more about advocating for themselves and others, and for community changes. Hosted by our friends at Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services. Read
Casting Call for People with Disabilities - October 3
The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival is hosting a casting call to be held at the Ensemble Theatre on Thursday, October 3 from 12noon to 4:00pm. All participants will be added to a national database for potential use in film and theatre productions. More
Shopping on Amazon can benefit CILO! Every time you make a qualifying purchase at
www.smile.amazon.com 0.5% comes back to CILO! Just sign in with your regular Amazon credentials and select
Independent Living Options (Cincinnati) as your charity and begin shopping and supporting.
Kroger Community Rewards
Looking for a super easy way to support CILO? Learn how shopping at Kroger for your back to school needs can benefit our programs and services throughout the year. Read more
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