The Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living has been making good use of technology (and creativity) to connect with clients amid the days of the coronavirus.
Maia Santamaria, Executive Director, indicates that the organization has used has been using virtual and remote means to reach out to this community. The biggest challenge is connecting to those without internet access, as well as its clients at nursing homes.
NWGACIL has been awarded funding through the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) that can be applied towards any assistive technology and durable medical equipment for any person with disabilities in Northwest Georgia that has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Peer Support Calls are offered by the center every Monday through which all participants can share their coronavirus (and other) concerns.
The center took a break this past Monday for Memorial Day but will resume their Peer Support Calls this coming Monday, June 1st.
NWGACIL’s EmployABILITY course will be back this June with an online edition. It will be offered every Thursday from June 4th until 25th from 10 am until noon via the Zoom app. The Access Collaborative will return (virtually) next month. Interested parties are asked to register in advance via telephone at (706) 314-0008. Information is online at www.nwgacil.org.