MOCEANS Center for Independent Living
Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who work for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our everyday lives that non-disabled people take for granted. MOCEANS CIL is a consumer driven organization run by and for people with disabilities. The consumer is at the center of the four core services:
ADVOCACY (INDIVIDUAL & SYSTEMS)
Individual advocacy allows staff members to assist a consumer with an issue that directly impacts his/her life. Systems advocacy is when consumers work together to bring about changes in the community that improve the lives of all persons with disabilities.
INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS INSTRUCTION
Information shared to increase independence in daily living, including social and basic living skills, to groups and individuals. IL skills instruction is specially designed to the needs of the individual consumer.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL
We maintain a current directory of local service providers and contacts so that consumers can readily have access to the information most relevant to their particular needs.
The sharing of experiences by individuals with disabilities is done on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. Facilitated by peers (staff and/or volunteers), personal experiences are emphasized to support consumers facing problems and issues relating to their disability.
Whatever your needs, MOCEANS Center for Independent Living, Inc. is here to help all people with disabilities in their quest to achieve a better quality of life.
All services are provided free of charge. Donations are always welcome and we offer a variety of membership options.
|Eligibility||We serve all people with disabilities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties of New Jersey.|
Arts & Recreation
Basic Needs / Assistance
Family & Support Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Last Updated: 09/13/19