MCCIL Activities

Disabled Veteran’s Division

Multiplechoices™ CIL Disabled Veteran’s Division (MCDVD) is a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful independent living advocacy. We empower our heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring that our nation keeps the promises made to them.

Multiplechoices™ CIL Disabled Veterans Division Mission Statement

We are dedicated to a single purpose: to serve disabled individuals throughout a 10-county area of Northeastern Georgia. Our services include advocacy, peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training, assistive technology training. and more. We assist veterans by empowering them to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them.

This mission is carried forward by:

  • Disability Resources Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining the benefits and services earned through military service
  • Disability Resources Providing outreach concerning program services to our service areas generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically
  • Disability Resources Representing the interests of disabled veterans and their families
  • Disability Resources Extending our mission into the communities where veterans and their families live
  • Disability Resources Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs

Good Roots™

Multiplechoices™ CIL’s Good Roots™ Trainees and/or Trainer-Trainees learn the art and the science of sowing and growing vegetable, flower, and herb seedlings, and the rudiments of small business ownership, while contributing to their local communities through the production and promotion of quality seedlings/plants.

Target objectives of Good Roots™ include:

  • Disability Resources Teaching folks how to grow quality vegetable, flower, and herb seedlings for a micro-enterprise endeavor or for employment in any number of horticultural settings
  • Disability Resources Promoting a lasting connection to the natural world and to local communities through the growing, marketing and/or bartering, of quality vegetable, flower, and herb seedlings
  • Disability Resources Enhancing individual self-confidence and independence

The Good Roots™ curriculum includes:

  • Disability Resources How a Plant Grows from Seed to Root to Shoot to Flower to Fruit
  • Disability Resources What Plants Need to Grow
  • Disability Resources Sowing Seeds and Transplanting
  • Disability Resources Growing from Seed to Marketable Seedling
  • Disability Resources Utilizing Organic Best Practices and Pest Control
  • Disability Resources Participating in Local Markets
  • Disability Resources Maintaining Demo Plants in the ground and/or in containers
  • Disability Resources Managing Data

 

If you are living with a disability, know that there’s always help, resources, and opportunities waiting for you at Multiplechoices™ Center for Independent Living. Contact us to learn more.
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MCCIL Home Modification Projects

(Above) Multiplechoices™’s administration of Home Access Program (HAP) funds provided homeowner Jerrie T (not pictured) with a much-needed safe and accessible bathroom.
(Above) Through Home Access Program (HAP) funds administered by Multiplechoices™ Roger (pictured) and Kim can now enjoy a functional deck and ramp, enabling these homeowners better and safer access into and out of their home.

(Above: from left to right – before, during, after modification) Home Access Program (HAP) funds administered by Multiplechoices™; provided homeowner and seasoned cook, Doug H (not pictured), with more readily accessible kitchen counters and cabinet storage.

MCCIL Hosts Activities


n top stands in front of a man in a parking lot near a small, contained, intentionally lit fire. The man watches as the blind woman extinguishes the fire with a fire extinguisher that emits a jet and poofs of white smoke.

(Above) Multiplechoices™ staff member demonstrates how to smother a fire during fire extinguisher training.

Two men stand in a parking lot at a safe distance from a small, contained, intentionally lit fire. The man in the white shorts instructs the blind man in the pink shirt in how to extinguish the fire.

(Above) Multiplechoices™ executive staff member prepares to douse a fire during fire extinguisher training.

From left to right, a woman wearing a blue blouse sits at a table next to a woman wearing a striped t-shirt. Each woman has a large-print Bingo card on the table in front of her.

(Above) Using large-print bingo cards, members of the local community enjoy a fun Bingo Game/Talent Show co-facilitated by GLS (Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled) and Multiplechoices™.

During a Bingo game, from left to right, a blind man wearing a red shirt sits at a table next to a man with a beard and glasses who sits next to a woman wearing a blue blouse who in turn sits next to a man wearing a straw hat who sits in a power wheelchair. The four people face toward the front of a room (not in the image). A large-print Bingo card is on the table between the woman in the blue blouse and the man wearing a straw hat.

(Above) Members of the local community enjoy a fun Bingo Game/Talent Show co-facilitated by GLS (Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled) and Multiplechoices™.


(Above) MCCIL hosts the Grand Slammers, a local bridge group that meets weekly in our conference/meeting room. They sure have fun!


(Above) Multiplechoices™; Center for Independent Living (MCCIL) held a 2-month fall 2021 Tennis Clinic for children and young adults living with disabilities. Volunteer instructors, participants, and accompanying parents, all had a very grand time learning new activities, being active outdoors, and meeting new friends.




(Above) December 2021, a fun-filled holiday gathering of MCCIL clients and staff enjoyed a film, karaoke, card games, and snacks. Katie R. sure can sing!