The Macomb-Oakland Regional Center Inc. (MORC) helps individuals with disabilities and mental illness realize their dreams as full members of their communities.
We do this through comprehensive services and supports, training and education, and advocacy.
MORC is pleased to announce that it's next Navigating the System seminar, entitled Planning a Secure Future will take place on Friday, January 10th, 2014 from 10 a.m. to Noon at its Auburn Hills Office. The speaker is Tom Kendiorski, Executive Director, the Arc of Oakland County.
Through this presentation, individuals will learn about the latest in governmental financial benefits for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The discussion areas will include: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicare, wills & trusts, guardianship and the alternatives, and Adult Home Help Services.
Tom Kendziorski has over 31 years of experience as an attorney, lecturer, author and administrator. He has authored 30 issues of the Arc Michigan’s Annual Income Tax Guide and the revised 4th edition of “Planning a More Secure Future,” a booklet on wills, trusts, estate planning and guardianship. He has served as the Executive Director of The Arc of Oakland County since 1992.
Registration is kindly requested but not required. To register, please call 248-276-8145 and leave your name and the number of people attending. Light refreshments will be served.
MORC is pleased to announce that a short documentary featuring its photography program and several MORC artists aired on PBS's Detroit Performs show on Tuesday, November 26th. Click on the link below to check out the episode.
In front of 41,000 fans in Comerica Park, the Ilitch Charities gave $50,000 to the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center that will go to the Futures Foundations to provide money for items and services that government funding does not cover for those with disabilities that MORC serves in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
“It was a spectacular evening,” said Gerald Provencal, the executive director of MORC. “It was the greatest rainy night in my life,” he said. “Holding a check for $50,000 from the Ilitch family was an exciting, gratifying and humbling experience.”
In addition to the donation, MORC received “tremendous recognition for the work we have been doing for the last 41 years and it will pay dividends to us well into the future,” said Provencal. “It’s a testament to the integrity to the passion of MORC and all of us who contribute to its success.”
Chris Ilitch, the son of Tiger owners Mike and Marion Ilitch, presided over the event and presented MORC the check.
Ilitch Charities is a non-profit organization that invests in our community's future by supporting innovative, collaborative, and measurable programs in the areas of community development, human services, education and recreation through contributions from the Ilitch companies, their colleagues and the generosity of others. Affliates of Ilitch Charities include the Detroit Tigers Foundation, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation and the Ilitch companies. For more infomation, visit www.IlitchCharities.org.