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We are Rebranding!!
New Logo, New Site, New Look,
Same Awesome Dedication!!




In Loving Memory

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mrs. Kay Shook. Mrs. Kay was such a sweet soul who loved helping others and loved working at the Center. Her legacy lives on through the Center and those whose lives she touched. We will miss you Mrs. Kay!


A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Pastor Paul Vinson will officiate the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider donating to PAWS of Rome, 99 North Avenue NE, Rome, GA 30161; (706) 236-4545.

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An Apology


We are all human and, therefore, make mistakes. Occasionally, we get to learn from those mistakes and turn them into a mind-opening experience. The formal apology posted to the left comes from a place of sincerity and of learning. We took this as an opportunity to educate and hopefully open a heart and mind to deeper understandings.

Please understand that the views of one individual are not the views of the Center as we have always been allies of the LGBTQ+ community and will continue to always be allies and spread the love we've experienced from this community.

And Now...
A word from our Executive Director!!

Endings and Beginnings-

     "For over 20 years, Northwest Georgia Center For independent Living has changed lives. The Center is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in beautiful downtown Rome, Georgia.  The Center’s logo has reflected the Center’s location of the surrounding mountains and rivers that define our gorgeous northwest Georgia community.  Those the Center serves, our Board, and the Center’s staff have endured with a spirit of resiliency, strength, and renewal while meeting independent living goals one at a time. 

      We navigated the Covid 19 pandemic together, supporting each other through challenging circumstances  and reaching out to our most rural communities in need. And, still we rise.  The staff came together and chose a powerful Phoenix bird that we feel symbolizes the spirit of our community.  It’s a symbol of the vigor, enthusiasm, and a symbol of hope that captures the essence of the Infinite innovation, undaunted commitment since 2004.  Shorter name, bigger impact.  All we see…is possibility." 

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