GA Gives-NWGA Center for Independent Living
“Nothing about us without us!”
NWGA Center for Independent Living is an organization serving 15 counties in the northwest Georgia area (Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield). We serve individuals of all ages who have all types of disabilities and help them reach their goals of living independently. The vast majority of our staff have disabilities. All of our staff have completed higher education certifications or degrees, with the majority having Bachelor’s degrees. Our core services are: independent living skills training , information & referral, peer mentoring, self-advocacy and transition.
What can your donation do?
$5 can cover public transit fare for someone who has a disability and needs to get to a doctor's appointment.
$15 can buy grab bars so that someone can bathe themselves safely.
$25 can cover community gym fees so that a person with a disability can independently work on their physical fitness.
$50 can purchase a set of games modified with Braille.
$100 can buy a tablet with apps for a person who is blind, deaf, deaf/blind or other disabilities.
$250 can purchase an alerting system for someone who is deaf so that they are safe in emergencies.
$500 can furnish household goods for a kitchen, so that a person can transition out of a nursing facility and into their community.
$1,000 can pay for materials to build a wheelchair ramp at a home, so that a wheelchair-user can get out into the community again.
$2,000 can pay for a dedicated communication computer to assist someone with ALS, muscular dystrophy or other disabilities that cause difficulty with speech and mobility.