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 and the Center for Positive Living Supports are pleased to announce that they will be co-sponsoring a Culture of Gentleness Conference, June 27-28, 2013 at the Grand Rapids Crowne Plaza in Grand Rapids, MI.
This conference is intended to provide opportunities to engage in professional discourse regarding the effectiveness of a Culture of Gentleness and how it can help to support Evidence Based Practices. Presenters and participants from across the state will gather to share their data of this growing culture. It is our hope that you will join us.
Registration is now open. For more information or to register, visit www.cog2013.com.
Up to 1,200 caregivers from Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, St. Clair, Genesee and Lapeer counties are expected to attend what will once again be the Detroit area's biggest caregiver appreciation day and fashion show of the year. The 31st Annual MORC Caregiver Appreciation Day, will be on Thursday, May 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Palazzo Grande Banquet Center, 54660 Van Dyke Avenue.
MORC will honor caregivers who help people with developmental disabilities with the MORC Angels Awards and with 100 caregivers and people with disabilities modeling in the Kohl's Caregiver Fashion Show. Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel will speak, the Kielbasa Kings band will welcome caregivers in the atrium and the Mike Leslie Band, the People's Choice Award Winner for Best Bands at the Detroit Music Awards in April, will perform a pre-show concert. Kohl's will again donate nearly $15,000 in clothes to the models, while Kohl's staff will volunteer at the event.
The MORC Kohl's Caregiver Fashion Show is not a typical fashion show. "We've had people who were locked away in institutions or who face extreme challenges with their disabilities who never dreamed of being in a show," says Sue Gipperich, MORC Supports Coordination Supervisor and host of the event. "Caregivers and family members who model with loved ones are thrilled to see how much it means for a person to be cheered on by a crowd of over 1,000."
Tickets for the event are $35 and are available by calling 248-276-8109. Sponsors and donors can call 586-263-8757.
Click here to view a video of last year's event.
MORC is pleased to announce that Kensington Church Troy will be hosting, Shine, an amazing evening of dinner, dancing, games and friends.
The event will take place on Friday, May 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kensington Church at 1825 E. Square Lake Road. All individuals aged 16 and up with an intellectual or developmental disability and their caregivers are invited to attend.
The event is free of charge. Individuals can come dressed up or in what they comfortable.
Your RSVP will help us prepare for the Big Party! To register, visit www.kensingtonchurch.org/shine or call Sue Andersen at 248-786-0680.
Click here to download a flyer.