Outreach Grantee: Georgia SILC
July 19, 2002State Independent Living Center of Georgia, Inc.
Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee
The State Independent Living Center of Georgia (SILC) provides information about national service programs to people with disabilities in four states. They assist with the recruitment of individuals with disabilities to participate in national service and assist national service programs in adapting their program to allow greater participation by individuals with disabilities. SILC will administer contracts with up to seven consortium partners that are governed and run by people with disabilities. They will utilize the Peer Supporter Model to outreach to people with disabilities.
information about national service programs to individuals of
all ages with all types of disabilities in Georgia and parts of
Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
in the recruitment of potential individuals with disabilities
to participate in national service.
- Assist national service programs in adapting their program to allow greater participation by individuals with disabilities.
contracts with up to seven consortium Partner Centers (see list
marketing accessible materials that target people with disabilities
that will be shared with the larger national service network.
administrate and sponsor seven part-time Outreach Peer Supporters.
and conduct information sessions for disability organizations
to learn about national service opportunities.
and conduct activities geared toward national service program
directors and staff to increase their awareness of disability
issues and their ability to undertake successful outreach and
recruitment of people with disabilities.
and fund local radio and television public service announcements
(PSAs) that include images of persons of all ages with disabilities
in service to others.
targeted advertising and recruitment to outreach to people with
disabilities to increase participation in national service.
- Develop and conduct targeted mailing and networking sessions to outreach to people with disabilities to increase participation in national service.
Partners include Access Hall, Bainbridge Advocacy Individual Network, Inc., disAbility LINK, Living Independently for Everyone, Inc., The PEER Center, People First of Georgia, Tri-State Resource and Advocacy Center, and Walton Options Independent Living.
Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, Inc.
7523 Columbus Road
Lizella, GA 31052