All these collaborations give us the opportunity to inform those with disabilities who utilize them about our core services and other programs so that they my choose to address their goals of independency with us.
March 7, 2023
Goals, Plans, Success (G.P.S.)
at Day Reporting Center (D.R.C.)
(Emily Smith, Gershwin Holtzclaw, and Christina Holtzclaw )
Emily taught the centers second round of the Goal, Plans and Success (G.P.S) at the Day Reporting Center (D.R.C). We are so grateful for the opportunity that D.R.C. has given the center in teaching this class. We look forward to keep working with them as we proceed forward in teaching this class. We love the watching the participants grow and change as they go through this class. THANK YOU Rome Day Reporting Center!!
February 19-March 2, 2023
Southeastern Guide Dogs and Christina Holtzclaw
Christina Holtzclaw (executive director) worked with Southeastern Guide Dogs to get a new guide dog. Before she got their she went through an interview prosses. This allowed them to find the right dog for her. When she arrived at the campus in Palmetto, FL she meet her new guide dog (Gershwin). Through the days that she was there, she learned new concepts and techniques to work with Gershwin as a team. She got to form a bond with Gershwin through the training and exams they went through together.
During the time she was there they had 3 heart touching and memorable days that South Eastern Guide Dogs is dedicated to. The first one is the match day. Match day that she arrived and meet her guide dog for the first time. The second day is Picture day. This is the day that their photographer took a picture of her and Gershwin. The third day is Puppy Raiser Day where Christina got to meet Gershwin's volunteer family who raised and taught her.
On the final day she gave a great speech to her fellow graduating class and trainers. She received Gershwin's and her certificate and headed home the next day. Not only her but the center is grateful for the opportunity and experience they have provided her.
Rome Transit Department(R.T.D.) Ribbon Cutting
Tonia attend the Rome/Floyd Chambers ribbon cutting of the new R.T.D. buss fleet. She got to go onto the buss see how accessible the bus is to the community. While she was there she connected to the community and let them know about the resources we offer.
December 7, 2022
Business Before Hours (B.B.H) at Riverwood
Carissa and Emily attended the B.B.H. at Riverwood Hosted by Rome/Floyd Chamber. While they were there they got to connect with other organizations that attended as well as Riverwood itself. Towards the end they got a tour of the center and learned about Riverwood. We are grateful for the opportunity to attend and the knowledge that the center gained from the event. Thank you Riverwood and Rome/Floyd Chamber for the opportunity you had given us.
HackBerry Labs at Berry College
Fun with our team! Thank you to HackBery Labs on the Berry Campus for giving our entire staff such an awesome tour and Demonstration. We hade such a great time! WE learned about 3D printing and electric car, and saw how lasers can create assistive technology.
August 4, 2022
Business Before Hours At the Center
With Rome/ Floyd Chamber we hosted Business Before Hours in honor of the recent 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (A.D.A.). We shared how the ADA has helped those with disability be independent and self empowered. We also shared how the center helps those through the ADA. Before the event ended we gave everyone a tour of our center and showed them dome of the assistive Technology that we offer to our consumers that need them.
July 25-28 ,2022
2022 Annual Conference On Independent Living(NCIL)
Executive Director ,Christina Holtzclaw (left) and Kathy Baker (right), Assistant Director of the center went to Washington and attended the 2022 NICL Conference. They worked with other centers and learned new resources, ways to strategizes, and planed the future of Independent Living at the largest Independent Living event of the year.
February 16, 2022
Rome Floyd Chamber's Ambassador Program
Christina Holtzclaw (Left) and Kathy Backer (Right) attended the Rome Floyd Chambers Ambassador Program meeting. They met and learned allot about the program as well as their responsibility.
December 13, 2021
Graduation at Cave Spring Center
Quinn Durrant, an Independent Living Coordinator at NWGA Center for Independent Living, gives the keynote commencement speech to recent graduates at the Cave Spring Center with Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA). He congratulates them on successfully completing their programs and offers inspiration toward their future vocational goals. Quinn requests they think about the many things they are good at and what a successful life means to them. He offered many examples of how persons with disabilities, including himself, have gone on to successfully contribute to employers, their communities, and the world.
October 12, 2021
Commission Meeting for National Disability Awareness Month
Assistant Director, Kathy Baker and Independent Living Coordinator, Quinn Durrant, accept the Proclamation from the Floyd County Commissioner Larry Maxey presented at the Commission meeting for National Disability Awareness Month. Board Member Terri Morgan and Lee Cagle is attending as well. Thank you!
October 11, 2021
Proclamation for Disability Employment Awarness Month From Rome City Commissioner
NWGA CIL board member Terri Morgan and Executive Director Christina Holtzclaw accepts a proclamation for Disability Employment Awareness Month from Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis. Thank you very much.
August 4, 2022
Business Before Hours At the Center
With Rome/ Floyd Chambers we hosted Business Before Hours in honor of the recent 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (A.D.A.). We shared how the ADA has helped those with disability be independent and self empowered. We also shared how the center helps those through the ADA. Befor the event ended we gave everyone a tour of our center and showed them dome of the assistive Technology that we offer to our consumers that need them.