The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Empowering people of all ages regardless of disability by promoting Personal Choice, Independence, Community Inclusion and Competitive Employment.
Walton Options for Independent Living was established September of 1994 in Augusta, Georgia to serve 30 counties in north eastern Georgia and 10 counties in western South Carolina as a private, nonprofit, consumer-controlled (meaning that the organization is governed by a majority of people who have disabilities), nonresidential Center for Independent Living, as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Over 70% of the Board and Staff at Walton Options are people with disabilities. Our name came from George Walton, a native Augustan who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence. Our Core Values: Persons with disabilities have a right to control and direct their own lives by making individual cultural and lifestyle choices among options that minimize reliance on others in decision making and in performance of every day activities. Persons with disabilities have a right to participate actively in society, which means having opportunities to fulfill a range of social roles such as working, owning a home, raising a family, engaging leisure and recreational activities, and participating to the extent one chooses in all aspects of community life. Persons with disabilities have a right to equal access in education, employment, housing and transportation as well as in purchasing goods and services. Persons with disabilities are individuals who, as a result of their disability, have cultural differences or may use different tools or methods to accomplish tasks. These cultural differences should not lead to exclusion. Inclusion in society, including education, work, recreation, transportation and housing is highly valued. We Serve and Provide people of all ages with all types of disabilities who live in our service area: Many programs are available at low or no cost to the consumer.