Join us for CIL Online Activities in October!

Please check out our latest October calendar of online activities! On Tuesday, Youth Social Group runs from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM. On Wednesday, Independence Hacks (ILS) runs from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Everything can be reached on Zoom through the meeting ID: 352 378 7474 and password: cilclass. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Terri Poucher at 352-378-7474 or We hope to see you there!

Apply for the JPPAS Program!

The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) is accepting applications for participation in the JPPAS Program. The JPPAS Program provides a monthly stipend to qualified Floridians with disabilities who are employed and rely upon the assistance of personal care attendant for assistance of daily living.

Check out the link and flyer below to learn more!

Image Description: White background with red and blue border. The Personal Attendant Services Program logo, JPPAS, and FACIL logo are located at the top from left to right. Below there is text stating “The JP-PAS Program was created by the Florida Legislature to help

working adults with significant disabilities obtain and maintain competitive and integrated employment. The program provides a monthly reimbursement to eligible individuals to help offset the cost of the personal care assistance they rely upon to help with daily activities.” Below that there is text stating in red “who is eligible” and in black “Individuals must be employed, May not receive SSI, SSDI or Medicaid Home and Community based Services, Be at least 18 years of age, Be a United States Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident, Be a Florida resident, Must require personal assistance services for support for at least two activities of daily living, such as ambulation, bathing, dressing, eating, grooming and toileting as defined in F.S. 429.02.” Below that in red writing states “learn more today”, with the link At the bottom of the flyer is an image of an individual in a wheelchair and an individual sitting shaking hands.

UFCC Kick Off Event!

The University of Florida Campaign for Charities (UFCC) Kick Off Event was held this past Tuesday at the University of Florida. The UFCC is the annual employee giving campaign, and UF employees had the opportunity to engage with and learn about several charities serving our region.  After the UFCC Kick Off, the event transitioned to the Brown Center for Leadership and Service, Student Volunteer Network Fair. UF students were able to visit with the remaining charities and learned more about how they could connect with and support the organizations. Special thanks to Amy, Celine, and Sada for attending this event and representing the CIL! 

Thank you for Making Give4Marion a Success!

Give4Marion has come to an end with a total donation of $655! We are so thankful for our donors. Your support helps us make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. On behalf of the CIL staff and consumers, thank you so much!!  

Although the clock on the website has stopped, we still have an opportunity to meet our goal until 10 AM tomorrow! You can continue to support the CIL and our Marion County consumers by visiting our page below!

Support the CIL by Donating to Give4Marion!

We couldn’t be more appreciative of our wonderful donors! Keep spreading the word and keep the excitement going, we have until tomorrow at 10 AM to raise funding that will directly support our Marion County consumers!

You can support the CIL and our Marion County consumers by visiting our page below!

1 Hour Until Give4Marion!

#Give4Marion officially starts in 1 hour! For the next 24- hours you can be a part of making a difference to those we serve in Marion County. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund our youth programs, employment needs, DME closet, and more!

You can support us and our Marion County consumers by visiting our Give4Marion page below!

Give4Marion Starts TOMORROW!

#Give4Marion officially starts TOMORROW! We are so excited for the 24- hour online fundraising event and we hope you are too! All donations will directly benefit our Marion County consumers and help fund our youth programs, employment needs, DME closet and more! Join us tomorrow at 10 am as we kick off this 24-hour event!  

Click on the link below to learn more about the event or if you would like to start donating now!

New Bus Stop Located in Front of the CIL!

Beginning the month of October, there will be a bus stop right in front of the CIL Ocala office! Currently, the closest bus stop is located at the Marion County Health Department, about a half-mile away from the CIL office. This new stop will allow easier access to the Center for our consumers and will also help out other businesses in the area. We are so excited for October!