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Community and Internet Resources


Independent Living: State Centers for Independent Living (CILs)




Your state Center for Independent Living (CIL) is the premier service provider for people with disabilities. These Centers provide everything from information and referral to home ownership grants and employment training. If we do not list a CIL in your area, be sure to check with one of the National Directories listed below.

National CIL Directories

Centers for Independent Living by State:
AL / AK / AZ / AR / CA / CO / CT / DC (District of Columbia) / DE / FL / GA / HI / ID / IL / IN / IA / KS / KY / LA / ME / MD / MA / MI / MN / MS / MO / MT / NE / NH / NJ / NM / NY / NV / NC / ND / OH / OK / OR /PA / RI / SC / SD / TN / TX / UT / VT / VA / WA / WV / WI / WY
(Official USPS State Abbreviations)


National CIL Directories

Independent Living Research Utilization has developed an online Directory of Centers throughout the United States.

Virtual CIL, a site designed and maintained by MetroWest Center for Independent Living, Inc. of Framingham Massachusetts, offers an up-to-date list of CILs located in all 50 states.


State Listings


Alabama

Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities mission is to promote and support; independence, advocacy, productivity, and inclusion for citizens of Alabama with developmental disabilities. For more information, contact the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities, 100 North Union Street, PO Box 301410 Montgomery, AL 36130,or call (334)242-3973,or Toll Free (800)232-2158,or send email for information and referal to: Debra.Florea@mh.alabama.gov

Disability Rights and Resources’ mission is to empower people with disabilities to fully participate in the community. They encourage people with disabilities to support one another in reaching their own independent living goals. By also promoting equal access and disability rights through advocacy and public awareness activities. Disability Rights and Resources’ offices are located in Birmingham, Jasper, and Alabaster, Ala. to provide services to Jefferson, Walker, Shelby, St. Clair and Blount Counties. Information and referral service is available to all callers, regardless of residence. 1418 6th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35023 telephone: 205-251-2223.

Independent Living Center of Alabaster encourages people with disabilities to support one another in reaching their own independent living goals. They also promote equal access and disability rights through advocacy and public awareness activities. A range of independent living services are offered to residents of Jefferson, Walker, Shelby, Blount, and St. Clair Counties. Information and referral service is available to all callers, regardless of residence. Services include: Advocacy, Information and Referral, Peer Support, Independent Living Skills Training, Ala-WIN Alabama Work Incentives Network, Nursing Home Transition, Employment Services, Home Modification, Homeless Services, Braille, Services, Interpreting Services, Computer Lab/Internet Access, Library of Disabilities Related Materials, Americans with Disabilities Act Consultation, Southeast Disabilities and Business Technical Assistance, & Staff Training. For more information, contact the Independent Living Center of Alabaster, 120 Plaza Circle, Suite C, Alabaster, AL 35007, or call (205) 685-0570, or send e-mail to: alabasterilc@bellsouth.net

Independent Living Center of Birmingham encourages people with disabilities to support one another in reaching their own independent living goals. They also promote equal access and disability rights through advocacy and public awareness activities. A range of independent living services are offered to residents of Jefferson, Walker, Shelby, Blount, and St. Clair Counties. Information and referral service is available to all callers, regardless of residence. Services include: Advocacy,Information and Referral,Peer Support,Independent Living Skills Training,Ala-WIN Alabama Work Incentives Network,Nursing HomeTransition,EmploymentServices,HomeModification,HomelessServices,Braille,Services,Interpreting Services,Computer Lab/Internet Access,Library of Disabilities Related Materials,Americans with Disabilities Act Consultation,Southeast Disabilities and Business Technical Assistance, & Staff Training. For more information, contact the Independent Living Center of Birmingham, 206 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233,or call (205)387-0150,or Fax (205)387-1594,or email to: birminghambilc@bellsouth.net

Independent Living Center of Mobile serves Clark, Monroe, Escambia, Baldwin, Mobile, Washington, and Choctaw counties. The core services they provide include skills training, peer support, advocacy and information and referral. They also offer programs including housing acquisition and home modification, job placement, volunteer auxiliary, drivers training, sign language interpretation, as well as social and recreational programs. For more information, contact the Independent Living Center of Mobile, 5304 - B, Overlook Road,Mobile, AL 36618, or call (251) 460 0301, or Fax: (251) 341 1267, or send e-mail to: mobileilc@ilcmobile.org

The Montgomery Center for Independent Living will empower people with all disabilities to fully participate within their communities by providing education, skills training, peer support, and advocacy. The Center encourages people with disabilities to support one another in reaching their own independent living goals. The Center also promotes equal access and disability rights through advocacy and public awareness activities. Serving people with disabilities in Montgomery, Autauga, and Elmore counties. Information and Referral Services are provided to all, regardless of county of residence. Self referrals are encouraged. For more information contact them at: 600 South Court Street Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) 240-2520 (Voice) (334) 240-6869 (Fax) 711 (334) 240-2520 (TDD) Email: mcil@bellsouth.net


Alaska

Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska has a mission to "promote consumer control, peer support, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities." The Council oversees the state Centers for Independent Living (CIL). Their website offers links to and contact information for all of Alaska's CILs, as well as links to many other independent living resources.

Access Alaska, with offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks Kenai, and Mat-Su, in addition to their four core services offers care coordination and home and community based waivers, adaptive equipment loan program, home accessibility modification program, youth transition from school to work program, and personal care assistance program for Medicaid-eligible, legal advocacy services, information referral services for housing, employment, personal care, benefits, transportation, legal rights, education, emergency shelter, health care, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), benefits counseling andmuch more. To learn more, contact their Anchorage office at (800) 770-4488 or Mat-Su location at 800-770-0228, Fairbanks location at 800-770-7940 (Voice)/ 907-474-8619 (TTY), or Kenai location at 888-260-9336.

Kenai Peninsula Independent Living Center is located in Homer, Alaska and services the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island and Prince William Sound. Services offered include advocacy and disability rights, ADA, assistive technology devices, information and referral, skills and training, transportation, vision services, vocational rehabilitation, work incentive program and more. For more information call their toll-free number, (800) 770-7911 (V/TTY) or contact them at Contact Information.

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL), with offices in Juneau and Ketchikan is a private non-profit organization that provides consumer-directed independent living services to people with disabilities. Services include advocacy, peer support, information and referral, housing referral, independent living skills training, de-institutionalization, assistive technology, ADA compliance reviews, deaf services, benefits counseling, and recreation. For more information, call (800) 478-7245 or e-mail info@sailinc.org.


Arkansas

Arkansas Independent Living Council, located in Little Rock, is a non-profit organization that promotes independent living — freedom of choice and full inclusion — for people with disabilities through education, advocacy and referral. They provide information to consumers, families, and the public throughout the state about the Independent Living philosophy, civil rights, technology, and services. For more information, call (800) 772-0607.

Delta Resource Center, located in Pine Bluff, provides services, support and advocacy which enables people with severe disabilities to live as independently as possible within their family and community. In addition to the four core services, they also offer ADA training, housing referrals, public education and awareness, a resource library, awareness training, recreational activities, technical assistance for ADA compliance and assistive technology. For more information, call (800) 824-0009.

Mainstream, located in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a non-residential, consumer-driven independent living resource center for persons with disabilities. Services include information and referral, life skills training, advocacy, peer support, ADA education and training, job training and placement, and the RAMP program, aimed at making homes more accessible. For more information, call (501) 280-0012 (Voice) or (501) 280-9262 (TDD).

Sources for Community Independent Living Services is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Services include information and referral, life skills training, peer support, advocacy, a home modification program, a loan closet, and SSI benefits counseling. For more information, call (888) 284-7521/ (479) 251-1378 (TTY) or e-mail jmather@arsources.org.

Spa Area Independent Living Services, Inc. (SAILS), located in Hot Springs, is dedicated to insuring that people with disabilities have the opportunity to become full community partners. Knowing that awareness shapes the attitudes that define our communities, SAILS will provide support, information, and training to accomplish this goal. In addition to their four core services they offer employment preparation, social/recreational events, ADA training and much more. For more information, call (800) 255-7549.


Arizona

Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) works to facilitate systemic change that promotes independence, inclusion, non-discrimination, and dignity for all people with disabilities in Arizona. For more information or to get involved in their efforts, call (602) 262-2900.

Arizona Bridge to Independent Living has four offices servicing Pheonix, Mesa and West Valley area of Arizona. Their mission indicates "ABIL offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community." They offer information and referrals, advocacy, a survival manual, an assistive technology bulletin board, a monthly newsletter and a terminolgy section. Programs offered include ADA Services, Early Intervention, Employment Services, Home Modification Services, Independent Living Skills Instruction, Peer Mentor Volunteer Program, Personal Assistant Service (PAS) and Socialization Through Recreation. For more information, call (800) 280-2245(Voice/TTY).

ASSIST! to Independence, located in Tuba City, provides culturally relevant services to a cross-disability American Indian consumer population. Each of their programs emphasize a common goal of enhancing quality of life and community life through maximizing independence and improving functional skills. For more information, contact them at E Cedar AvenueTuba City, AZ 86045.

Direct Center for Independent Living is located in Tucson, Arizona. Services include independent living skills training, an accessibility program, community outreach, peer counseling, peer mentoring, transit solutions, information and referral, personal assistanct services, and AZ Freedom to Work, an employment program. For more information, call (800) 342-1853 or by e-mail at direct@directilc.org.

New Horizons Independent Living Center is located in Prescott Valley and has another office in Flagstaff, Arizona. New Horizons Independent Living Center "is a non-profit, consumer-driven 501(c)(3) organization that advocates and promotes independent living for persons with disabilities. The majority of our board and staff are persons with disabilities. We serve persons with all types of disabilities in Yavapai and Coconino Counties." The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. They have a resource guide, a schedule of events and a newsletter for individuals with disabilities. For more information, call (928) 772-1266 or contact them by e-mail at dhenderson@newhorizonsilc.org.

Services Maximizing Independent Living and Empowerment (S.M.I.L.E.) is an independent living center for the disabled and elderly in Yuma, Arizona. They offer information and referrals, peer mentoring services, independent living skills training and advocacy. "The Philosophy of Independent Living revolves around a core belief that there is little a person with a disability can't do; we just have to do things differently." For more information, call toll free 1-800-239-7645 or (928) 782-7458 (Voice/TTY).


California

California State Independent Living Council prepares a State Plan for Independent Living, which sets the policy and funding levels for the state's network of Independent Living Centers (ILCs) and services. To help guide this policy, the SILC solicits continual public feedback on the effectiveness of independent living services and the changing needs of the community. For more information, call (866) 866 7452 (Voice), (866) 745-2889 (TTY).

ACCESS Center of San Diego offers a variety of services including, information and referral, independent living skills training, advocacy, peer counseling and support, housing assistance, personal assistance services, employment services and others. For more information, call 619-293-3500.

Center for Independence of the Disabled has offices in San Mateo and Daly City, California. Services include, advocacy attendant referral services, financial benefits counseling, information and referral, housing modification services, independent living skills training, and peer counseling. They also offer SHOPPING ASSISTANCE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS HOMEBOUND (SASH) and the Assistive Technology Program. For more information, call the San Mateo office at (650) 645-1780 (Voice) / (650) 522-9313 (TTY) or the Daly City office at (650) 991-5124.

Center for Independent Living, with offices in Berkeley and Oakland, offers many program and services, such as personal assistant services, client assistance project, employment services, blind and deaf services, financial benefits counseling, housing and independent living skills, information and referral, legal clinic, peer support services and youth services. Also, they offer information and links to other California CIL's. For more information, call (510) 841-4776.

Central Coast Center for Independent Living, serving Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties, provides independent living information and referral, advocacy, housing assistance, personal assistance services, peer support, independent living skills and life skills training, community and systems advocacy, and assistive technology. For more information, call (831) 757-2968 (Voice) or (831) 757-3949 (TDD) or e-mail cccil@cccil.org.

Community Access Center, serving people with disabilities in Riverside County, offers a variety of services including, advocacy, peer counseling, information and referral, personal assistance referral, housing referral, independent living skills training, assistive technology workshops and training, self-advocacy training, caregiver training and more. For more information, call their Riverside office at (951) 274-0358 (Voice), (951) 274-0834 (TTY) or their Indio office at (760) 347-4888 (Voice), (760) 347-6802 (TTY) or e-mail pmgr3@ilcac.org.

Foundation of Resources for Equality and Employment for the Disabled (FREED), located in Grass Valley, California, offers numerous programs and services including information and referral, personal assistance services, individual advocacy, system advocacy,peer support, independent living skills training, education and awareness, ADA, computers and Internet access, wheelchair and mobility aid recycling and many more. Also, they have a free telephone service program and home delivery of library books. For more information on their programs and services or to find out if they service your country, visit their website. For more information, call (530) 265-4944(TTY) or (530) 265-4444 (Voice)..

Independence Center is a non-profit organization located in Los Angeles, California, that assists individuals with learning disabilities learn independent living skills. The program teaches independent living skills in a hands-on atmosphere, allowing participants to move towards a more independent lifestyle. There are three program levels in which participants can complete. The first level is the residential level in which participants are paired with a roommate to move into an apartment. While living in an apartment, participants are trained in a number of independent living skills. The second level, transition, encourages individuals to determine which services should be mandatory and which should be optional. The final outreach level is for those individuals that are currently in an independent living situation but wish to seek assistance in acquiring specific independent living skills. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must have completed high school to be eligible for the program. For more information, visit their website or call (310) 202-7102.

Independent Living Center of Kern County is a non-profit organization offering information and referral, independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy, housing referral and assistance, and personal assistance services. For more information, call (800) 529-9541.

Independent Living Resource, serving Contra Costa County and Solano counties, offers a variety of services including, information and referral, advocacy, independent living skills training, peer counseling, benefits advocacy and housing advocacy, among others. For more information, call their Concord office at (925) 363-7293 or their Fairfield office at (707) 435-8174.

Independent Living Services of Northern California (ILSNC), with offices in Chico and Redding, is a private, non-profit organization offering advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer advising, housing referral and care attendant referral. For more information, call Chico at 800-464-8527 (phone) 530-893-8527 email info@ilsnc.org. (V/TTY) Redding at 530-242-8550 (V/TTY) email info@ilsnc.org.

Placer Independent Resource Services (PIRS) serving Placer, El Dorado and Alpine counties in California, offers a variety of services including assistive technology services, peer counseling, personal assistance referral, benefits counseling, housing assistance, independent living skills training, information and referral, and advocacy. For more information, call (800) 833-3453.


Colorado

Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), located in Denver, works to promote the philosophy of independent living (IL) and empowerment of persons with significant disabilities residing in Colorado. They oversee the 9 Centers for Independent Living in Colorado.

Atlantis Community Inc. is located in Denver, Colorado. They provide services, that will empower people with disabilities so that they may integrate with full and equal rights, into all parts of society including employment, affordable, accessible, housing, transportation, recreation, communication, and education. They also offer a number of unique programs designed to supply low-income individuals with disabilities safe, affordable housing so to provide a more independent lifestyle. For more information, visit their website and use their Contact Us Form or call (303) 733-9324 (Voice) or (303) 733-0047 (TDD).

Center for Independence is a non-profit organization located in Grand Junction, serving twelve counties in Western Colorado. The center offers peer counseling and support groups, individual and system change advocacy, information and referral services, and independent living skills training. They also teach Braille and sign language. The website provides the center's calendar of events, news, and a listing of many other useful website links. For more information, call (970) 241-0315 (Voice/TTY).

Center for People with Disabilities, with offices in Boulder and Longmont, Colorado, offers four core services including advocacy, information and referral, peer counseling and independent living skills training. They also offer in-home attendant services, legal services, employment services, a nursing home transition program and more. For more information, call (303) 442-8662 (V/TTY) or e-mail info@cpwd-ilc.org.

Colorado Springs Independence Center offers a wide range of services including, advocacy, computer training, assistive technology review, benefits assistance, home ownership - Section 8 recipients & 1st time buyers, literacy/reading classes, independent living skills (money management, employment transition, home management), nursing home & homeless disabled transition and much more. For more information, call (719) 471-8181(Voice).


Connecticut

Connecticut Independent Living Council

Disabilities Network of Eastern Connecticut is a non-profit organization with offices in Norwich, Connecticut. Services include individual and system advocacy, peer support, information and referral and independent living skills training, among others. For more information, call (860) 823-1898 (Voice) or email at Email.

Access Independence is a consumer-controlled, community based organization. They offer individual and system advocacy, peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training, technical assistance and training, disability awareness, and resource assistance. The website provides FORUM, DRCFC's newsletter, a peer support chatroom, and links to several disability-related resources. For more information, call (203) 378-6977 (Voice), (203) 375-2748 (FAX) or use their online email form.


Delaware

Freedom Center for Independent Living is a non-profit organization created by and for people with disabilities with offices in Middletown, Delaware. They offer a variety of services that promote independent living and equal access for people with all types of disabilities of any age. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To learn about additional programs and services, call 1-866-OUR-FCIL, (302) 376-4399 (Voice), (302) 449-1487 (TTY) info@fcilde.org.

Independent Resources Inc. is a non-profit organization with offices in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, Delaware. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training New Castle County call 302-765-0191 Sussex and Kent call 866-603-6292.


District of Columbia / Washington D.C.

D.C. Center for Independent Living, with two offices in D.C., provides, in addition to the four core services, housing referral, mobility training, family services, personal assistance services, and more. For more information, call (202) 388-0033 (Voice) or (202) 388-0277 (TTY).


Florida

Florida Independent Living Council is a statewide council whose mission is to promote independent living opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This service is controlled by consumers and is designed around the specific needs of the disabled community. Their website offers a list of all independent living centers throughout Florida. All of the centers offer a variety of individualized services including; peer support, advocacy, independent living skills training, and information and referral. The website also offers various news items and events of interest to those with disabilities. For more information, write to 1018 Thomasville Road, Suite 100A, Tallahassee, Florida 32303, or call (850) 488-5624 V/TTY (877) 822-1993 toll free mg@polaris.net.

Ability 1st, Inc. is a non-profit community based agency that provides services to persons with all kinds of disabilities. They serve six counties, including Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Gadsden and Wakulla. Services include information and referral, individual and community advocacy, independent living skills training and peer support. They also offer recreational activities, deaf services, and accessibility services. For more information, call the Tallahassee office at (850) 575-9621 (Voice), (850) 576-5245 (TDD) or the the Panama City office at (850) 769-6890 (Voice), (850) 769-1513 (TDD).

CIL Disability Resource Center located in Pensacola, Florida serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. Services include individuals and systems advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, and peer counseling. Programs include communication services such as sign language interpreter referral and TDD machines for use on site, Internet and web page information, short-term and long-term loan programs, and funding source referrals. They also offer art classes as well as social and recreational activities. For more information, call (877) 245-2457 (V/TTY) or e-mail cil-drc@cil-drc.org.

Center for Independent Living of the Florida Keys provides a variety of services, including information and referral, individual and community advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support and mobility training. For more information, call (877) 335-0817.

New Sign Center for Independent Living of Central Florida is based on people with disabilities assisting people with disabilities and their families on pathways toward independence. In addition to the four core services this Florida Ccccccil offers Assistive Technology, Sign Language Classes, Employment Services, Personal Assistant Orientation and Registry, Florida Telecommunications Relay REgional Distribution Center, Housing Assistance, Home Modifications and Equipment, Social and Recreational Activities, Resource Room for the Deaf, Walk-In Assistance, Community Training Opportunities, Interpreter Services, and Accessibility Services. Their Offices: Winter Park Office: 720 N. Denning Dr., Winter Park, FL 32789, or Phone: 407-623-1070 or the Lakeland Office: 500 S. Florida Ave., Suite 330, Lakeland, FL 33801, or Phone: 863-413-2722.

Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (CILNCF) is a consumer driven, community based, non-residential, private non-profit organization headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. The CILNCF serves 16 counties in the North Central Florida region from six locations. In addition to the core services of advocacy, information and referral, peer support, and independent living skills training, this CIL also provides job development and placement, trial work, pre-vocational skills education, job coaching and employer education. They also provide adaptive technology demonstration and a medical equipment loan program. For more information, call (800) 265-5724.

Center for Independent Living of South Florida has a mission to assist anyone with a disability to achieve and maintain an independent and self-determined lifestyle. Services include self-advocacy training, pre-employment skills building, job placement, independent living skills training, transition services, information and referral, home modification assistance, recreational activities, peer support and much more. They also offer a fully accessible computer lab at which anyone can access the World Wide Web. For more information, call (305) 751-8025 (Voice) or (305) 751-8891 (TDD).

Center for Independent Living of Southwest Florida, serving Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties in Florida, offers such services as independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy and information and referral. They also offer an equipment and assistive technology loan closet. For more information, call (888) 343-6991.

Coalition for Independent Living Options serves the disability community of West Palm Beach, Florida. They offer a variety of services including, information and referral, independent living skills training, advocacy and peer support. They also offer the Community Equipment Lending and Recycling Project, offering free adaptive equipment to those with disabilities. For more information, call (800) 683-7337 (Toll Free) or (561) 641-6538 (TTY).

Disability Achievement Center (CASCIL) is located in Largo, Florida. Services include information and referral, advocacy, peer mentoring and independent, living skills training. They also offer housing services including Project Renew, which is aimed at assisting individuals in nursing homes in re-entering the community, so that they may live more independently. Additional services are also provided in regard to employment and transportation. For more information, call 727-539-7550.

Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida (ILRC) is located in Jacksonville, Florida and serves residents of Northeast Florida. Services include sign language interpreting, sign language classes, temporary equipment loans, telecommunications equipment distribution, Americans with Disabilities Act training, Disability awareness and deaf culture training, accessibility training, information and referral, advocacy, independent living skills training and peer mentoring. For more information, call (904) 399-8484 (Voice), (904) 399-8484 (TTY), or toll free at (888) 427-4313. You can also e-mail info@cilj.com.

Self Reliance, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Tampa, Florida. Services offered include peer support, independent living skills training, outreach and advocacy, accessibility, community education, information and referral network, as well as equipment loans. For more information, call (813) 375-3965 (Voice) or (813) 375-3972 (TTY) or video phone 813-375-3966 or email grants@self-reliance.org.

Space Coast Center for Independent Living (SCCIL) is a non-profit organization with three locations throughout Florida including one in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Titusville. Each location provides a variety of services including peer support, skills training classes, free or low-cost social and recreational activities, equipment loan program, transportation program, financial assistance in obtaining assistive technology, as well as information and referral services. They also offer deaf and hard of hearing services, low vision and blind services as well as ADA accessibility services. For more information, call the main office in Cocoa at (321) 633-6011 (Voice / TTY) or you may also e-mail info@spacecoastcil.org .

Suncoast Center for Independent Living, Inc. (SCIL) is a non-profit organization located in Arcadia, Florida, serving Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Hardee and Highlands Counties. Services include information and referral, peer counseling, independent living skills training (on site or at an individual's residence), advocacy, support groups, equipment loan and repair, home modifications and community business consultation. For more information, call (941) 351-9545 (Voice/TTY).


Georgia

Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, Inc.

disAbility Link, located in Decatur and Rome, Georgia, offers advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, information and referral, nursing facility transition services, and ADA services. For more information, call Decatur location at (404) 687-8890 (Voice) or Rome location at (706) 314-0008 (Voice) or e-mail info@disabilitylink.org.

Living Independence for Everyone, located in Savannah, Georgia, is a non-profit, non-residential service and advocacy organization operated by and for people with disabilities. They provide services to people with disabilities in 11 counties in South East Georgia. Services include advocacy, deaf services, equipment loan closet, home modifications and assistive technology, independent living skills training, information and referral, community reintegration, and peer counseling. For more information, call (800) 948-4824 or e-mail info@lifecil.com.

Walton Options for Independent Living, Inc. is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living for people of all ages with all types of disabilities serving sixteen counties in Georgia and ten counties in South Carlina. Services provided by the center include advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer support, home modifications, computer recycling and training, materials in alternative formats and a personal assistance services registry. For more information, call Georgia location at 706-724-6262 or South South Carolina location at 803-279-9611.


Hawaii

Statewide Independent Living Council of Hawaii is a not for profit, non Governmental, consumer controlled organization which monitors the federally funded Independent Living Centers in the state of Hawaii, promotes the independent living philosophy statewide, and provides support and technical assistance to the entire network of the 5 Independent Living Center(s) (ILC) in Hawaii. Their website features numerous helpful resource links, the latest disability-related headlines, as well as a very informative transition planning guide for high school students with disabilities. For more information, visit their website, call (808) 236-3045 (Voice), (808) 236-3045 (TTY) or e-mail silc@hisilc.org.

Hawaii Centers for Independent Living has offices in Hauula, Hilo, Honolulu, Lihue, and Wailuku, Hawaii. Core services include elderly and blind services, independent living services, outreach and research and training. Others include assistive technology, benefits application assistance, home accessibility assistance, housing assessments, community training and much more For more information contact:

  • Honolulu location at Phone: 808-522-5400
  • Hilo location at Phone: 808-935-3777
  • Lihue location at Phone: 808-245-4034
  • Wailuku location at Phone: 808-242-4966


    Idaho

    Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to empower individuals living with disabilities. The website offers a calendar of (SILC) meeting dates, all of which are open to the public. The site also features Federal and Idaho state legislative news, Idaho state plans and reports, National and Idaho state disability resource links, as well as a complete listing of and links to Independent Living Centers throughout Idaho. For more information on what the Idaho state SILC offers, visit their website or call (208) 334-3800 (Voice/TDD) or toll free at 1-800-487-4866.

    Disability Action Center NW, Inc. is a non-profit grassroots disability advocacy and service center with offices in Moscow, Coeur d'Alene, and Lewiston. Services include information and referral, life skills training, advoacy and peer support. For more information,contact:

  • MOSCOW location at 208.883.0523 Voice/TTY or Toll-Free 800.475.0070 Voice/TTY email moscow@dacnw.org,
  • COEUR D'ALENE location at 208.664.9896 Voice/TTY or 800.854.9500 Toll-Free Voice/TTY cda@dacnw.org,
  • LEWISTON location at 208.746.9033 Voice/TTY or email lewiston@dacnw.org .

    Living Independently for Everyone (LIFE) has offices in Pocatello, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Burley, American Falls, and Fort Hall, Idaho. Services include information and referral, independent living assessments, life skills training, advocacy, and peer counseling, among others. For more information, call (800) 631-2747.

    Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC) serves Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington Counties of Idaho. Services include information and referral, life skills training, peer support and advocacy. For more information, call the Boise office at (208) 336-3335 (Voice/TTY), the Caldwell office at (208) 454-5511 (Voice/TTY) or the Twin Falls Office at (208) 733-1712 (Voice/TTY). You may also e-mail info@lincidaho.org.


    Illinois

    Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois

    Advocates for Access, with an office in Peoria Heights, is a center for independent living. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information, call (309) 682-3500 (Voice/TTY).

    Dupage Center for Independent Living is a non-profit organization with an office in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. Additional services include Deaf services, personal assistant program, and technical assistance for businesses. Contact the center by phone at (630) 469-2300 (Voice/TTY).

    Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living, located in LaSalle, Illinois, offers the following services: information and referral, peer counseling, independent living skills training and advocacy. Programs include personal assistant program and youth advocacy program. For more information call (815) 224-3126 (Voice) or (800)822-3246 (815)224-8271 / (866)822-3246 (TTY) Videophone: (815)410-9015.

    Impact in Illinois serves Madison, Calhoun, Jersey, Greene, Macoupin and Bond counties. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. The website offers the history and philosophy of the independent living movement in the U.S., information on this center's personnel, programs and services, products and news. There are also several helpful and fun disability links. For more information, call (618) 462-1411 (Voice) or (618) 474-5333 (TTY) or 888-616-4261 (Toll Free).

    Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living in Rock Falls, Illinois serves people with disabilities and their families in Whiteside, Lee, Carroll, Ogle and JoDaviess Counties of Illinois. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. Additional services include the personal assistance program, public education, outreach and technical assistance. Contact the CIL at (815) 625-7860 (V) or (815) 625-7863 (TDD) or Toll Free 888-886-4245.

    RAMP Center for Independent Living with offices in Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago, Illinois, offers a wide variety of services, including independent living training, peer support, recreation opportunities, advocacy, information and referral, personal services, deaf services, bus training and much more. For more information, contact:

  • Boone County (815) 544-8404 Voice
  • DeKalb County (815) 756-3202 Voice
  • Stephenson County (815) 233-1128 Voice
  • Winnebago County (815) 968-7467 Voice

    Springfield Center for Independent Living serves Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Menard and Montgomery Counties of Illinois. Services include information and referral, skills training, peer counseling, advocacy, employment, personal assistance training and referral, transportation, housing assistance, serves for older blind persons, deaf services and various community services. This CIL also provides the Disability Research Network which is a statewide information/referral service. For more information, call (217) 523-2587 (Voice/TTY) or e-mail scil@scil.org.

    New Sign West Central Illinois Center For Independent Living (WCICIL) is a not-for-profit advocacy center funded by state and federal grants to provide services to people with disabilities. With two locations: Quincy (217) 223-0400 and Macomb (309) 833-5766 or send E-mail: info@wcicil.org. The mission of the Center is to promote, increase and improve opportunities for independent living and lifestyle for persons with disabilities within the six-county service area: the counties of Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike, McDonough, and Schuyler.


    Indiana

    Indiana Council on Independent Living

    New Sign AccessABILITY promoting inclusive communities through services, support, education and advocacy. AccessABILITY is a Disability Rights organization serving Indianapolis and the seven surrounding counties: Boone, Johnson, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan and Shelby. They provide individual consumers, governmental agencies, corporations and other non-profits with the tools necessary to ensure the acceptance, respect and inclusion of everyone. The result is that our communities are enriched through the full participation of ALL PEOPLE. 5302 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 or Phone: (317) 926-1660, Toll Free Number: (866) 794-7245, Fax: (317) 926-1687.

    Everybody Counts Center for Independent Living, located in Merriville, Indiana, offers a variety of services aimed at increasing the independence of individuals with disabilities. They offer four core services including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information call, (219) 769-5055 (Voice) or , (219) 756-3323 (TTY). You may also e-mail info@everybodycounts.org.

    Future Choices, Inc., located in Munice, Indiana, offers a variety of services aimed at increasing the independence of individuals with disabilities. They offer four core services including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information call, (765) 741-8332.

    Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana, located in Richmond, Indiana, offers a variety of services aimed at increasing the independence of individuals with disabilities. They offer four core services including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information, call (877) 939-9226.-

    Indianapolis Resource Center for Independent Living, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, offers a variety of services aimed at increasing the independence of individuals with disabilities. They offer four core services including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information call, (317) 926-1660 or 866.794.7245 (V/TTY) or e-mail info@abilityindiana.org.

    Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living, located in Bedford, Indiana, offers a variety of services aimed at increasing the independence of individuals with disabilities. They offer four core services including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information, call (812) 277-9626.

    Wabash Independent Living and Learning Center, serving Clay, Parke, Putnam, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana, offers a variety of services aimed at increasing the independence of individuals with disabilities. They offer four core services including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information call, (877) 915-9455 or e-mail Gloria Stamper..


    Iowa

    Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council

    Access 2 Independence is a consumer controlled organization and provides direct support services in the four core areas of advocacy, information and referral, peer counseling and independents skills training. Their Mission is to empower individuals with disabilities to advocate for themselves in order to achieve greater independence and integrated community participation. For more information contact them at: 381 East College Street Iowa City, IA 52240, telephone (319) 338-3870 or (866) 338-4544 TTY: Relay 711, or Email Scott Gill at: scottg@theconnercenter.org

    Black Hawk Center for Independent Living is located in Waterloo, Iowa. Their core services inlcude independent living skills training, individual advocacy, system advocacy, peer counseling and support, and information and referral. They also offer a transportation program, the Ramp Construction Project, personal assistant services, employment training and much more. For more information call toll free (319) 291-7755.

    Central Iowa Center for Independent Living is located in Des Moines, Iowa. They offer many programs and services, such as advocacy, peer counseling, independent living skills training, assistive equipment, socialization skills, health care, housing, transportation, financial and time management, homemaking skills, sexuality, community services, education opportunities, recreation and leisure and personal assistance program. For more information, call (515) 243-1742/ 888-503-2287 Toll Free or 515-243-2177 (TTY).

    Illinois/ Iowa Center for Independent Living IICIL provides a number of consumer-directed services, including information and referral, advocacy, independent living skills training, and peer support, which are mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition to these services, they also have a fully accessible computer lab, state of the art information and referral library, TTY/Amplified Phone acquisition, devices for people who have low vision or are blind, Braille and transcription, sign language and Spanish interpreters, technical assistance on disability laws and policy, Disability Awareness Training, accessibility audits, and a host of volunteer opportunities for consumers and other interested persons. For more information on their programs contact them at: P.O. Box 6156 Rock Island, IA 61204 telephone (309) 793-0090 or (877) 541-2505 TTY: (309) 793-0090, or email, Email Liz Sherwin, at: execdirector@iicil.com

    The League of Human Dignity is an organization of people concerned about the rights and quality of life for people with disabilities. League members collaborate to ensure social, economic, and political equality for persons with disabilities. They opperate in Lincoln, Norfolk, Omaha, Scottsbluff, Kearney and Noth Platte, Nebraska. They have a location in Council Bluffs, IA 1520 Avenue M Council Bluffs, IA 51501 (712) 323-6863 TTY: (712) 323-6863 FAX: (712) 323-6811 Email Carrie England at: cengland@leagueofhumandignity.com

    South Central Iowa CIL (SCICIL) 117 First Avenue West Oskaloosa, IA 52577 (641) 672-1867 or (800) 651-7911 TTY: Use Relay Iowa FAX: (641) 672-1867 Email: brookie43@gmail.com

    Three Rivers Independent Living Corporation (TRILC) is a non-profit, non-residential, consumer-driven organization committed to providing and increasing consumer designed services and community awareness regarding disabilities. They provide, Independent Living Skills Training- Information and Referral- Peer Support. For more information contact them at: 520 Nebraska Street, Suite 324 Sioux City, IA 51101, telephone (712) 255-1065 TTY: (712) 255-1065, or Email Doug Moravek at: director1@trilc.org


    Illinois and Iowa

    Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living in Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa offers four core services including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. The training teaches everyday living skills needed to live independently. The training and individualized instruction can be offered at the center, in the home, in the classroom, or at another convenient location. For the blind, the center offers training in the areas of Braille, cane travel, bus travel, cooking, home management, typing, and computer literacy. Also, the center offers training in the use of assistive devices, including TTY's, signalers, and closed caption decoders. For more information, call (877) 541-2505 (Voice/TTY) or e-mail iicil@iicil.com.


    Kansas

    Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas

    Center for Independent Living in Southwest Kansas is a non-profit organization offering a variety of services, including advocacy, skills training, information and referral, peer support, employment training, housing assistance and much more. For more information, call (620) 421-5502 or email at Shari Coatney.

    Independent Living Center of Northeast Kansas serving Atchison, Doniphan, Jackson and Brown Counties, offers a variety of independent lviving services. Services include advocacy, information and referral, skills training, peer support, equipment loans, housing assistance, budgeting, vocational training and much more. For more information, call (913) 367-1830 (V/TTY) or Toll Free 888-845-2879.

    Topeka Independent Living Resource Center is a private, non-profit, consumer-controlled organization that provides services to individuals with a variety of disabilities. Services include personal assistant management, individual and system advocacy, independent living skills training, housing assistance, communication services, peer counseling, information and referral, and legal advocacy. The website features a list of disability-related links as well as a list of other independent living centers in Kansas. The site also features Federal, State and Local news and a calendar of events. For more information, call (785) 233-4572 (V/TDD) or 785-233-1815 (TTY).

    Whole Person, The is non-profit organization providing Independent Living Services to residents of the states of Kansas and Missouri. Services include individual and community advocacy, information and referral services, community education, independent living skills training, deaf services, including Sign Language instruction, benefits counseling, peer counseling and nursing home transition assistance. For more information contact:

  • Prairie Village office at (877) 767-8896 (Voice), (913) 262-1294 (TTY)
  • Tonganoxie office at (913) 369-9005
  • Nortonville office at (913) 886-2609
  • Gladstone Missouri Voice 816-561-0304
  • Independence Main: 816-358-5310 TTY: 816-358-2731
  • Kansas Toll Free: 800-878-3037 TTY: 816-627-2202

     


    Kentucky

    BEST Center for Independent Living is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call (270) 796-5992 (Voice) or (270) 796-5992 (TDD).

    Center for Accessible Living is a non-profit organization located in Louisville and Murray, Kentucky. The four core services the centers offer include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services, call the Louisville location at (888) 813-8497 or by email at webinfo@calky.org or the Murray location can be contacted by calling (888) 261-6194 or by email at calmur@calky.org or the Northern Ketucky location at (888) 813-8497 or email at rthompson@calky.org.

    Disabilities Coalition of Northern Kentucky is a non-profit organization located in Covington, Kentucky. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call (800) 648-6057 (V/TTY) or by email at dcnky@fuse.net.

    Independence Place is a non-profit organization located in Lexington, Kentucky. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call (877) 266-2807 or by email at info@independenceplaceky.org.

    Pathfinders for Independent Living is a non-profit organization located in Harlan, Kentucky. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call (606) 573-5777 (Voice/TTY).


    Louisiana

    New Horizons Independent Living Center serves North and Central Louisiana. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information, call (877) 219-7327.

    Southwest Louisiana Independent Living, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving persons with disabilities in Southwest and South Central Louisiana. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. They also offer computer skills training, interpreter services, recreation activities and more. To find out about additional programs and services, call the Lake Charles office toll free at (888) 403-1062.


    Maine

    Maine Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) Alpha One is located in Maine and has seven locations throughout the state. The locations include South Portland (two branches), Augusta, Brewer, Presque Isle and Lewiston. Programs and services include able ads, access consultation, adaptive driver, adaptive equipment, consumer-directed personal assistance, home to community, independent living, information and referral, open water, peer support and rink link. For more information, visit their website or e-mail at info@alpha-one.org.


    Maryland

    Maryland Statewide Independent Living Council (MSILC) has a home page in which all Centers for Independent Living within Maryland are listed. The four centers serve a wide range of cities and counties with advocacy, peer support, information and referral and independent living skills training. For more information or to find the center that services your area, visit the MSILC home page.

    New Sign Bay Area Center for Independent Living in Salisbury, Maryland. They serve Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset,
    Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Maryland Counties. They provide services to all people with disabilities regardless of age, religion, gender, ethnicity, race or national origin. In addition to the core services of information and referral, skills training, peer support and advocacy, they also offer assistance with accessibility modifications, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) education and training, housing referrals and counseling, transportation referral and information, Brailling capabilities, Personal Attendant Services (PAS) referral, CCTV access, work incentives and PASS counseling. For more information, call (443) 260-0822, (877) 511-0744 or e-mail info@bayareacil.org.

    Independence Now, Inc., with and office Silver Spring, Maryland, offers such services as information and referral, skills training, peer support and advocacy, among others. For more information, call (301) 277-2839 or (888) 214-2765(TDD).

    Resources for Independence, serving Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties in Maryland, offers a variety of services including information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, advocacy (individual and systems), mobility training, interpreters, services related to securing accessible housing and accessible integration into the community, resource reference library, ADA education and training, employment services and many others. For more information, call (800) 371-1986.

    Southern MD Center for L.I.F.E., Inc., with an office in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, offers such services as information and referral, skills training, peer support and advocacy, among others. For more information, call (301) 884-4498 (Voice), (711) 735-2258 (TTY) or e-mail cflife@earthlink.net.


    Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council (MASILC)

    Boston Center for Independent Living is a private non-profit organization, controlled and directed by persons with disabilities. Services include information and referral, peer support, skills training and advocacy, among others. For more information, call (617) 338-6665 (Voice) or (617) 338-6662 (TTY) or by email at jmcdonough@bostoncil.org .

    Center for Living and Working is a non-profit independent living center, directed by persons with disabilities. Services include advocacy, information and referral, skills training, peer support, housing assistance and transitioning, among others. For more information, call (508) 363-1226(Voice) 508-755-1003 (TTY).

    MetroWest Center for Independent Living (MWCIL) is a non-profit, community-based, consumer-controlled center. The center serves twelve towns, between Boston and Worcester, by providing information and referral, peer support, independent living skills training, and advocacy services. The website offers an extensive list of disability and general resource links, including a National directory of Independent Living Centers. The site also features an on-line information request form as well as a comprehensive summary of Federal and Massachusetts State disability laws. For more information, write to 63 Fountain Street, Suite 401, Framingham, MA 01702 or call (508) 875-7853 (V/TTY).

    Southeast Center For Independent Living, Inc., with offices in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a non-profit, consumer controlled organization. Services include advocacy, peer support, information and referral, skills training, an equipment loan program, housing assistance, a computer center and others. For more information, call (508) 679-9210 (Voice/TTY) or e-mail scil@secil.org.

    Stavros Center for Independent Living has offices in Amherst, Greenfield and Springfield, Massachusetts. Services include transportation, personal assistance, housing information, deaf services, skills training, equipment loan and others. For more information, call (800) 804-1899.


    Michigan

    Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council

    Center for Independent Living of Mid-Michigan located in Midland, Michigan provides information and referral, skills training, peer support and advocacy. Home and Community assistance program provides assistance in daily activities, personal care and accessing the community and the Transition Program for children. For more information, call (989) 835-4041 (Voice), (989) 835-4041 (TTY) or e-mail at info@cilmm.org.

    The Disability Network in Flint, Michigan serves the following counties: Genesse, Lapeer and Shiawassee. They provide peer support, information and referral, advocacy, planning for independent living, and ADA consultation. For more information, call (810) 742-1800 (Voice), (810) 742-7647 (TDD), e-mail tdn@disnetwork.org or visit the CIL office at 3600 South Dort Highway, Suite 54 in Flint, Michigan.


    Minnesota

    Minnesota Statewide Independent Living Council is made up of consumers and professionals providing statewide planning and policies for the delivery of Independent Living Services. To learn more visit their website.

    Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living offers information on a variety of independent living programs available throughout Minnesota. For more information contact us at (507) 285-1815 or by email at vickidm@semcil.org.

    Access North, the Center For Independent Living of Northeastern Minnesota, assists individuals with disabilities to live independently, pursue meaningful goals, and have equal opportunities and choices. They offer a wide range of services, including information and referral, advocacy, peer counseling, skills training, social/recreation opportunities, transition services, nursing home relocation, personal assistance services, computer training, and much, much more. To learn more about what they have to offer, contact their main office in Hibbing at (800) 390-3681.

    Freedom Resource Center is a non-profit organization serving Becker, Clay, Grant, Ottertail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin and Douglas counties in Minnesota. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. The training includes courses in using public transportation, managing a personal budget, dealing with insensitive and discriminatory behavior, and many more. These courses are to aid in gaining the skills that enable people to live independently. For more information, call (701) 478-0459 (Voice/TTY) or (800) 450-0459 or by email at freedom@freedomrc.org.

    Independent Lifestyles, Inc. is located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Independent Lifestyles serves Stearms, Benton, Sherburne, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Kandiyohi, Wright, and Isanti counties of Minnesota. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. They also provide accessibility and socialization services and programs. For more information email at ilicil@independentlifestyles.org or at one of the locations: Saint Cloud Office: (320) 529-9000 888-529-0743, Little Falls Office: (320) 631-0713, Big Lake Office: (763) 227-8738.

    Metropolitan Center for Independent Living, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota serves the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and provides independent living skills, advocacy, information and referral, peer support, ADA Minnesota program, support groups, personal assistance services, ramp project, deaf independent living program and a transition program. Their training in independent living skills and deaf independent living skills include accessibility, management of personal service assistants, civil rights, communications, daily living, education, employment, equipment, financial benefits, health care, housing, recreation, and transportation. For more information, call (651) 646-8342 (Voice).

    Options Center for Independent Living is located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Options serves the eleven county region of Northwestern Minnesota and the eight county region of Northeastern North Dakota. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information, call (218) 773-6100 (Voice/TTY).

    SMILES Center for Independent Living is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL) that serves people with disabilities in a nine county region of South Central Minnesota. Those counties are: Blue Earth, Brown, Nicollet, LeSueur, Sibley, Waseca, Watonwan, Faribault and Martin. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information, call toll free (888) 676-6498 (507) 345-7139 (V/TTY) or e-mail.

    Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living (SEMCIL) in Goodhue and Winona Counties offers four core services, including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information, call Rochester (888) 460-1815 Toll Free, Winona (888) 452-5490 Toll Free.

    Southwestern Center for Independent Living in Marshall, Minnesota offers, four core services including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. The training available is in activities related to daily living. Some of the areas of training are dealing with personal matters, home care management, and community access. The process includes an assessment, hands-on training, simulated environmental experience training, and training for and with significant others. For more information, call (800) 422-1485 (V/TTY) or e-mail them at swcil@swcil.com.


    Mississippi

    Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE) has offices in Northern, Southern and Central Mississippi. This center offers a number of services including, advocacy, peer support, information and referral and independent living skills training. Each service can be designed to meet the specific needs of each individual. For more information, call 1-800-748-9398.


    Missouri

    Missouri Statewide Independent Living Council (MOSILC)

    Ozark Independent Living is located in West Plains, Missouri. Their core services include, information and referral, peer support, skills training, and advocacy. Their website features several links to disability resources as well as a guestbook in which you can share you experience with other visitors. For more information, call (888) 440-7500 info@ozarkcil.com .

    Paraquad in St. Louis, Missouri offers a products and supplies program and several education programs. These programs vary from education on Career Options and Employment Program, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, and a Laptop Computer Program. Besides all their programs, their website offers Legislative Alerts, Cafe Paraquad, and their newsletter "Paraquad Participant Calendar" on-line. For more information, call 314-289-4200 or e-mail contactus@paraquad.org.

    Whole Person, The is non-profit organization providing Independent Living Services to residents of the states of Missouri and Kansas. Services include individual and community advocacy, information and referral services, community education, independent living skills training, deaf services, including Sign Language instruction, benefits counseling, peer counseling and nursing home transition assistance. For more information contact by email at Info@Thewholeperson.org or one of their locations:

  • Kansas City Missouri Toll Free: 800-878-3037 TTY: 816-627-2202
  • Independence Missouri Main: 816-358-5310 TTY: 816-358-2731
  • Gladstone Missouri Main 816-561-0304
  • Prairie Village Kansas Toll Free: 877-767-8896 TTY: 913-262-1294
  • Tonganoxie Kansas Main: 913-369-9005
  • Nortonville Kansas Main: 913-886-2609 or 913-886-2615


    Montana

    Montana Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) has a mission to "develop and implement a State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that will: Make independent living a reality for Montanans with disabilities by promoting and practicing a philosophy of consumer control, development of peer relationships and peer role models, self-determination, self-help, equal access, and advocacy in order to maximize independence, integration and full inclusion of persons with disabilities into mainstream Montana." Their website offers a complete list of Centers for Independent Living throughout Montana. For more information on the activities of the Montana SILC, call (406) 444-2590 (Voice/TDD).

    Montana Independent Living Project Montana Independent Living Project, Inc. (MILP) is a not-for-profit agency that provides services that promote independence for people with disabilities. Services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information call one of thier offices:

  • Helena Office 406-442-5755 (V/TTY) 800-735-6457 – toll-free outside the Helena area
  • Butte Office 406-782-4834 (V/TTY)
  • Bozeman Office 406-522-7300 (V/TTY)

    Summit Independent Living Center, is a non-profit, non-residential program, serving people with mobility impairments, neurological disorders, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, visual impairments and other disabling conditions residing in Western Montana. Services are available to residents of Missoula, Ravalli, Mineral, Lake, Sanders, Flathead, and Lincoln Counties. They offer information and referral, advocacy, peer counseling, independent living skills training, benefits analysis, a care direction program and more. For more information contact the office in your county. For contact information contact one of thier locations:

  • Missoula and Mineral Counties Voice/TT (406) 728-1630 Toll Free: (800) 398-9002
  • Flathead and Lincoln Counties Voice/TT (406) 257-0048 Toll Free: (800) 995-0029
  • Ravalli County Voice/TT (406) 363-5242 Toll Free: (800) 398-9013
  • Lake and Sanders Counties Voice/TT (406) 676-0190 Toll Free: (800) 230-6936


    Nebraska

    Center for Independent Living of Central Nebraska has offices in Grand Island and North Platte, Nebraska. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For more information, call the Grand Island office at (877) 400-1004 (toll-free) or the North Platte office at (888) 564-2852 (toll-free).

    League of Human Dignity is a non-profit organization serving 62 counties throughout Nebraska and Southwest Iowa through their Centers for Independent Living in Lincoln, Norfolk, Omaha and Council Bluffs; their Panhandle Medicaid Waiver Office in Scottsbluff; and their Mobility Options shops in Lincoln and Omaha. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call 402-441-7871.

    The mission of the Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council, Inc. (NESILC) is to partner with the Independent Living Network to promote Independent Living and facilitate systemic change that promotes independence, inclusion, non-discrimination, and dignity for all people with disabilities in Nebraska. For more information about Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council (NESILC) contact them at: 215 Centennial Mass South, Suite 210 Lincoln, NE 68508 telephone 1-402-438-7979 and 1-402-438-7991 (FAX), or email kathy@nesilc.org.


    New Hampshire

    Granite State Independent Living Foundation GSIL is a statewide nonprofit, service, and advocacy organization that provides tools for living life on your terms – so you can navigate your own life and participate as fully as you choose in your community, just like everyone else. We have offices in Concord, Berlin, Keene, Littleton, Manchester, Nashua and Dover. For more information contact one of theier offices at:
  • Concord - Main Office: 800/826-3700 (Toll-free) 888/396-3459 (TTY)
  • Littleton Office: 800-588-5772
  • Manchester Office: 800/773-4033
  • Keene Office: 877/680-4826 (Toll-free)
  • Nashua Office: 603/881-7144


    New Jersey

    New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council establishes Statewide Independent Living Policies and provides a forum for issues concerning all persons with disabilities. Their website features a comprehensive list of the independent living centers throughout New Jersey. Each center offers information and referral, advocacy, peer support, and independent living skills training services.

    Alliance for Disabled in Action, Inc. (ADA) is a private, non-profit center for independent living serving people in Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties of New Jersey. In addition to the four core services of information and referral, advocacy, skills training and peer counseling, they also offer the Adjustment to Vision Loss Program, Deaf Outreach, and recreational activities and events. For more information, call (732) 738-4388 (Voice) or (732) 738-9644 (TTY). You may also e-mail adacil@adacil.org.

    Camden City Independent Living Center (City of Camden)(CCILC) is a non-profit, grass roots organization which is fully governed by a Board of Directors, of which fifty-one (51%) percent is disabled. CCILC exists to empower individuals with disabilities to take charge of their lives, to raise a family and participate fully in all educational, vocational, governmental and social activities in our society and their community. In addition to the four core services, they offer a program of Empowering Students During Their Transition From School To Adult Life and a Transition Guide with state resources. For more information, contact this ILC. Write to 2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue, Suite 413, Camden, NJ 08104, or Telephone: (856) 966-0800, or TDD: (856) 966-0830.

    Center for Independent Living of South Jersey Inc. offers cil services in Camden and Gloucester Counties. They are located at 1150 Delsea Drive, Suite 1, Westville, New Jersey 08093, Voice (856) 853-6490, TDD (856) 853-7602, (856) 853-1466 or conatact them by e-mail at cilsj@aol.com

    Dawn Center for Independent Living, is a community-based, consumer-controlled, and consumer run organization for people with disabilities and their families living in Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties in New Jersey. DAWN provides information and referral, advocacy, independent living skills training, peer counseling, Deaf Outreach, recreational activities, sibling support and educational support. For more information, call (888) 383-DAWN (3296) or by email at info@dawncil.org .

    DIAL, Inc. (Essex and Passaic Counties ) is a Center for Independent Living, which is part of a statewide network of non-residential centers designed and operated to provide services to individuals with significant disabilities. DIAL, Inc. is organized and operated as a 501 © 3 non-profit agency. These services include: Information and Referral, Advocacy, Peer Support, and Independent Living Skills Training. The agency has a 25-year history of serving consumers living with disabilities that reside in Passaic and Essex Counties. DIAL, Inc. promotes the full inclusion of all people living with disabilities into society and encourage our consumers and the community at large to seek involvement in this self-governing organization to the fullest extent. For more information, call (973) 470-8090 (Voice) or (973)470-2521 (TTY) or e-mail info@dial-cil.org.

    Heightened Independence and Progress (HIP) is a Center for Independent Living for people with all types of disabilities. HIP offers a broad variety of services to people with disabilities in Bergen and Hudson Counties of New Jersey. Services include information and referral, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) education, independent living skills trainig, advocacy, peer support, assistance with housing, transportation and financial entitlement programs, educational workshops, recreational activities and funding for adaptive equipment and home modifications. For more information contact one of thier locations:

  • Bergen County office by calling (201) 996-9100 (Voice) or (201) 996-9424 or by e-mailing ber@hipcil.org
  • Hudson County office by calling (201) 533-4407 (Voice) or (201) 533-4409 (TTY) or by e-mailing hud@hipcil.org.

    MOCEANS Center for Independent Living serves citizens with disabilities in New Jersey's Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Services include information and referral, advocacy, skills training and peer counseling, among others. For more information, call the Monmouth County office at (732) 571-4884 (Voice) or (732) 571-4878 (TTY) or the Ocean County office at (732) 505-2310.

    Progressive Center for Independent Living, Inc. (PCIL) advocates for the rights of people with disabilities to achieve and maintain independent lifestyles. Through promotion of choice, self-direction and inclusion, PCIL works with people with disabilities and their families to ensure the same freedoms and civil liberties as everyone else. This organization provides information and referral, peer counseling, skills training and advocacy. For more information contact Mercer County location, (609) 581-4500 or e-mail info@pcil.org.

    Resources for Independent Living, located in Burlington, New Jersey, is a community based, consumer-driven organization that provides information and referral, peer counseling, skills training, advocacy and a variety of services based on individual needs. Their website is also an excellent source of information, providing links to many helpful resources. For more information, call (609) 747-7745 (voice) or (609) 747-1875 (TTY).

    Total Living Center, Inc. (TLC) (Atlantic County) The Courtyard, Suite B-8, 707 Whitehorse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08201 or Telephone: (609) 645-9547 or TDD: (609) 645-9593

    Tri-County Independent Living Center, Inc. (Cape May, Cumberland, Salem Counties) 120 North High Street, Suite 12, Millville, NJ 08332 or Telephone: (856) 327-5177 or TDD: (856) 327-5328.


    New Mexico

    Ability Center for Independent Living can be found in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Services offered by this CIL include Peer Support, Support Groups, Independent Living Skills Training, Advocacy, Information and Referral, Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Training, Traumatic Brain Injury Program and Disability and Elderly Waiver Program. Contact them via phone at (505) 575-5016 or (800) 376-4372 or via e-mail at Freedom@theabilitycenter.org.

    New Vistas provides services to families of children with special needs and adults with disabilities in Colfax, San Miguel, Harding, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos Rio Arriba, Union and Mora counties in New Mexico. Services include information and referral, independent living skills training, peer support, employment training and an American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Program. For more information, call (505) 471-1001 (voice) or (800) 659-1779 (TTY).

    San Juan Center for Independence serves people with disabilities with such services as information and referral, benefits planning, independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy and personal care. They also offer specialized services to those with Traumatic Brain Injury. For more information, call (877) 484-4500.


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    Nevada

    Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living is a non-profit organization with locations in Elko, Fallon and Sparks, Nevada. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call the Sparks office at (775) 353-3599 (Voice/TTY), Elko office at (775) 753-4300 (Voice/TTY), Fallon office at (775) 423-4900 (Voice/TTY).

    Rural Center for Independent Living (RCIL) is a non-profit organization located in Carson City. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call (775) 841-2580 (Voice) or (775) 841-2580 (TTY).

    Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living (SNCIL) is a non-profit organization with offices in Las Vegas. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call Las Vegas Metropolitan Area at, (702) 889-4216 (Voice/TDD), or North Las Vegas locations at, (702) 649-3822 (Voice/TDD), or e-mail sncil2@aol.com.org.


    North Carolina

    Joy A. Shabazz Center for Independent Living has been developed to facilitate growth towards self sufficiency by addressing the concerns and needs of persons with disabilities in the counties of Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham in North Carolina. In addition to the four core services of information and referral, independent living skills training, peer support and advocacy, they also offer consumer financial assistance for the purchase of independent living aides, a social club, accessible housing guides, housing referrals, and much more. For more information, call (336) 272-0501 (Voice/TDD).

    Pathways for the Future is a non-profit organization serving Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Graham, Clay and Cherokee counties. The four core services include peer counseling, information and referral, advocacy, and independent living skills training. They also offer ADA consulting, assistive technology demonstration and home assessments. In addition to these services several social programs and activities are also offered including, CyberPals, Disability Outdoor Awareness Day, and Super Kids Awareness Today. The website features several links to other useful disability-related resources. For more information, call (828) 631-1167.

    Programs for Accessible Living is a non-profit organization located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call (704) 537-0550 (V/TTY).


    North Dakota

    Dakota Center for Independent Living is a non-profit organization with offices in Bismark and Dickinson, North Dakota. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call, Bismarck location at (701) 222-3636 (Voice/TDD) or Dickinson location at, (701)483-4363 (Voice/TDD).

    Freedom Resource Center is a non-profit organization serving Cass, Stutsman, Barnes, LaMoure, Ransom, Richland, Dickey, Sargent, Logan and McIntosh counties in North Dakota. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. For information on additional programs and services call (701) 478-0459 (Voice/TTY) or (800) 450-0459.

    Independence, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Minot, North Dakota. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call (800) 377-5114 (Voice/TDD) or e-mail independencecil@independencecil.org.


    Ohio

    The Ability Center of Greater Toledo provides information and referral, Equipment Loans, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer support, individual advocacy, housing services. personal assistance, financial assistance and a Consumer Resource Center and Camp Cricket. Other services include youth services, library and resource databases, featured links, disability web directories, educational advocacy and discussion groups. The website provides links to Ohio CIL's, to community resources, and CIL's across the nation. They can be contacted through their website or by telephone at (419) 885-5733 (Voice/TTY).

    Access Center for Independent Living is located in Dayton, Ohio. They offer many programs including advocacy, information and referrals, peer support, and independent living skills training. Also, they offer REDI (Recycled Equipment Donated for Independence) Program and DIMENET (Disabled Individuals Movement for Equality NETwork). They offer numerous workshops and information on employment. For more information visit their website, call (937) 341-5202 (Voice), (937) 341-5218 (TTY).

    The Center for Independent Living Options, Inc. of the greater Cincinnati, Ohio region provides individual and systems advocacy, peer support services, information and referral, independent living skills, family life education, housing information and referral, homeless disability program, ADA consultation, personal care assistance programs, community outreach activities, plan for achieving self-support, and a ramp program. For more information, call the Cincinnati office at (513) 241-2600 or contact them by email at cilo@cilo.net

    LEAP Center for Independent Living, located in Cleveland, Ohio, offers independent living services, social security guidance and information, information and referral, systems advocacy, career focus, employment services, employment outreach and education and community education. For more information, call (216) 696-2716 (Voice/TTY).

    Mid-Ohio Board for an Independent Living Environment (MOBILE) in Columbus, Ohio, is a non-profit Center for Independent Living. Programs available to individuals with disabilities living in central Ohio include such services as; advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, information and referral, and home modification. The website features an extensive list of informative books, magazines, videos, newsletters, and Internet resources. MOBILE also publishes their own Newsletter, In Gear, which can be viewed on their website. For more information, write to 690 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206 or call (614) 443-5936 (Voice) or (614) 443-5957 (TTY). You can also e-mail info@mobileonline.org.


    Oklahoma

    Ability Resources Ability Resources’ mission, is to assist people with disabilities in attaining and maintaining their personal independence. One way this can be achieved is in the creation of an environment in which people with disabilities can exercise their rights to control and direct their own lives. For more information, contact Carla Lawson at 823 South Detroit, Suite 110, Tulsa, OK 74021, or call (918) 592-1235, or TTY: (918) 592-1235,or FAX: (918) 592-5651, or send email to: clawson@ability-resources.org

    Dynamic Independence Inc. For more information, contact Vicki Haws at: 4100 SE Adams Road, Suite D-103, Bartlesville, OK 74006, or call (918) 335-1314, or TTY: (918) 335-0567, or FAX: (918) 333-1814, or send email to: vhaws@dynamic-independence.org

    Oklahomans for Independent Living, a nonprofit, consumer controlled, free standing organization was formed in the Spring of 1985 as the direct result of a public forum on disabilities sponsored by the City of McAlester's Mayor's Committee on Disability Concerns and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Rehabilitation Division. The Mission of OIL is to encourage individuals of all ages, with all types of disabilities, to increase:- personal independence,- empowerment and self determination and- integration & participation in their work, community, school & home activities For more information, cantact Mike Ward at: 601 East Carl Albert Parkway, McAlester, OK 74501,or call (918) 426-6220 or (800) 568-6821,or TTY: (918) 426-6220 or (800) 568-6821,or FAX: (918) 426-3245,or send e-mail to: r-mike-ward@sbcglobal.net

    Progressive Independence, Inc., Oklahoma Assocation of Center for Independent Living, has the philosophy of independent living which includes a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society. Their services include Advocacy, Benefits Planning, Case Management, Equipment Donations, and Independent Living Services. For more information, contact Jeff Hughes at: Progressive Independence, Inc, 121 North Porter Road, Norman, Oklahoma 73071, or call (405) 321-3203, or TTY: (405) 321-2942, or FAX: (405) 321-7601, or send e-mail to: jhughes@progind.org

    Sandra Beasly Independent Living Center is located in Enid, Oklahoma. This independent living center "is designed to provide access to programs and services that enable people of all disabilities to realize the freedom to choose their personal, independent living styles." Services offered include: Information and Referral, Skills Training, Advocacy Training, Peer Counseling, Social/Recreational Activities, ADA Consultation, Transportation, Emergency Intervention, Loan Closet and Bridges to Independence. For more information contact Frieda Kliewer at: 705 South Oakwood Road, Enid, OK 73703, or call (580) 237-8508, or TTY: (580) 237-8508, or FAX: (580) 233-6403, or send e-mail to: fkliewer@sbilc.com


    Oregon

    Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living is a nonprofit community-based resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for all persons with disabilities in Ontario and Pendleton Counties in Oregon. Services include independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy, information and referral, employment services, emergency financial assistance, recreation and many others. For more information, call Ontario location at 866-248-8369 or the Pendleton location by email at eocil@eocil.org.

    Independent Living Resources, Inc. is an independent living center located with offices in Portland and Gresham. Services include information and referral, peer counseling, support groups, advocacy, benefits planning, housing assistance, orientation / mobility, transcription services and much more. For more information, call the Portland office at (503) 232-7411.

    Lane Independent Living Alliance (LILA) is a grassroots, cross-disability, consumer-controlled organization, serving persons with a range of disabilities in Lane County, Oregon. Services include assistive technology, peer mentoring, arts and recreation and information and referral, among other programs. For more information, e-mail lila@lilaoregon.org.

    Progressive Options Independent Living Services is a non-profit organization serving people with disabilities in South Beach, Oregon and surrounding areas. Services include peer support, information and referral, advocacy, independent living skills training, benefits assistance, and others. For more information, call (541) 867-4335 (Voice) or (541)-867-4336 (TTY/Fax).

    Spokes Unlimited is an Independent Living Center Serving Klamath and Lake Counties in Oregon and Northern California. Services include information and referral, independent living skills training, peer mentoring, advocacy, benefits planning assistance, respite care, support groups and more. For more information, call (541) 883-7547.


    Pennsylvania

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    Abilities in Motion serves over 3,000 people with disabilities throughout Berks County and the surrounding areas. As a Center for Independent Living, AIM provides: Information and Referral, Peer Counseling, Independent Living Skills Training, Service Coordination, and System Advocacy Change. All brochures and programs materials are “readily available” in both English & Spanish, and interpretive services are available upon request. Contact Abilities in Motion at 210 North Fifth Street, Reading, PA 19601 or Phone: 610-376-0010, TTY: 610-288-2301, Toll Free: 888-376-0120

    Center for Independent Living of South Central PA 's mission is to empower people with disabilities to lead independent lives in their communities. Serving Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon, Cambria and Indiana counties, Fulton SomerseCIL of South Central PA offers four core services and many secondary services to their consumers and families as well as a deaf action and awareness program, Technical Assistance interpreters and ASL Courses, and consumer equipment training program. For more information contact CIL of South Central PA at 1019 Logan Blvd Altoona, PA 16602, Tel/TTY: (814)949-1905, Fax: (814) 949-1909, Toll-free: (800) 237-9009, or e-mail ilscpa@cilscpa.org

    Community Resources for Independence (CRI) has offices in Hermitage, Lewistown, Oil City, Wellsboro, Altoona, Bradford, Clarion, Clearfield and Warren, Pennsylvania. Programs and services offered include accessibility, advocacy, assistive technology resource center, attendant care, computer access services, deaf and hard of hearing services, independent living skills, information and referral, new life computer, peer support, personal care attendant training, recreation, Title XIX, life skills education, employment and more. Contact them at (800) 530-5541 (Voice) or (814) 838-8115 (TTY).

    Disability Empowerment Center Mission is to Empower Individuals with disabilities through advocacy, collaboration, and full participation in the community. Disability Empowerment Center offers support programs in the area of: Peer support- Life skills training- Service Coordination- Disability Awareness Trainings and Ticket to Work program. For more information contact them at: 941 Wheatland Ave. Suite 201 Lancaster, PA 17603 Lancaster (717) 394-1890 toll-free (866) 394-1890 tty (717) 394-3228, or by email.

    Disability Options Network is a consumer controlled, nonprofit membership organization in Western Pennsylvania, empowering people with disabilities to live as independently as they choose in Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer Counties. Disability Options Network is a grass roots advocacy organization concentrating on disability rights issues, as well as skills training, peer support, and information and referral services. They strive to provide independence and empowerment at a systemic level as well as at an individual level, and frame the issues as civil rights for all people with disabilities. For more information use their websites contact us page or by mail or by telephone at: 101 S. Mercer St. Suite 102 | New Castle, PA 16101 Call (724) 652-5144.

    Life & Independence for Today (LIFT) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization developed by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Serving Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties. As a Center for Independent Living (CIL), LIFT offers services to enable people with disabilities to achieve new goals and broaden their horizons. They enable them to achieve and maintain self-sufficient and productive lives. Most services are provided free of charge and available to all age groups. LIFT offers assistance through four core services: peer counseling and support groups, advocacy, independent living skills training, information and referral, and more programs on accessibility and counseling for people and business, Assistive Technology, Low Interest Loans. For more information contact them at 503 Arch Street St. Mary's, PA 15857, Phone 814-781-3050, Toll Free 1-800-341-5438, Fax 814-781-1917, TTY 814-781-3050 or email their Executive Director Kelly Valdez.

    Northeast Pennsylvania Center For Independent Living mission is to improve and enhance the independent living options for people with disabilities. Independent Living Services: Advocacy Independent Living Skills Training Information and Referral Peer Consultation Home and Community Based Services: Adult Autism Waiver Nursing Home Transition Waivers for adults with physical disabilities Deaf Services: Interpreter Referral Program (IRP) Caps for Sale Silent Cafe' Autism Services Housing Services Emmett Street Apartments Contact them at: 1142 Sanderson Avenue, Suite 1 Scranton, PA 18509, Telephone 570-344-7211 or 1-800-344-7211

    Roads To Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA Mission is to empower people with all disabilities by providing Resources, Options, And Disability related Services needed to obtain individual Freedom in their lives. Roads To Freedom offers services in the areas of: Individual and Group Advocacy– Life Skills Training– Peer Support– Information and Referral– Service Coordination. Roads To Freedom serves: Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Montour, Snyder, Tioga and Union counties. For more information contact them at, 24 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 Ph: (570) 327-9070 Toll Free: 1-(800) 984-7492 TTY: (570) 327-5254.

    Tri County Patriots for Independent Living (TRIPIL) advocates for the civil rights for people with disabilities and promotes living well with a disability in the community. Support Services in the area of: Personal Assistant Services- Nursing Home Transition Services- Using Technology- Living Well with a Disability- Housing Referral and Technical Assistance- Independent Living Skills and Peer Support. Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living supports Uniontown and Charleroi counties with the main office in Washington 69 East Beau Street Washington, PA 15301. Main phone number is 724-223-5115.


    Rhode Island

    Ocean State Center for Independent Living is a consumer controlled, community based, non-profit organization located in Warwick, Rhode Island. Services and programs include peer support, advocacy, disability awareness, transition to independent living, an accessible housing program, assistive technology and home modification, deaf services, sign language interpreter referral, and recreational program. Their website also features a number of helpful community resources. For more information, call (401) 738-1013 (Voice), (401) 738-1015 (TTY) or e-mail oscil@oscil.org.

    PARI Independent Living Center works with people with any kind of disability to identify goals and provide training, equipment, advocacy, and counseling to help them to achieve their goals. Whether the consumer is seeking medical resources, new ways of performing activities of daily life, transportation, housing, or ways of becoming involved in the community, the PARI Independent Living Center is the individual's professional resource for reaching independence. For more information, call (401) 725-1966 (Voice/TDD) or e-mail info@pari-ilc.org.


    South Carolina

    able South Carolina is a non-profit, non-residential consumer controlled Center for Independent Living (CIL). This CIL serves 12 counties in the Upstate Region and 11 counties in the Midlands Region of South Carolina. The programs and services provided enable persons with disabilities to take full advantage of community resources, enhance their opportunities and determine the direction of their own lives. In addition to the core services of information and referral, advocacy, skills training and peer support, they also offer Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) education and training, American Sign Language (ASL) classes, ASL interpretation services, adaptive technology demonstrations, telecommunications equipment distribution and much more. For more information, call the Midlands office, Columbia, SC at (800) 681-6805 or the Upstate office, Greenville, SC at (800) 681-7715.

    Access Ability, located in North Charleston, South Carolina, is an Independent Living Center founded to empower persons of all ages with all types of disabilities to reach their highest level of independence, including community inclusion and employment. They offer a variety of services including information and referral, advocacy, skills training and peer support, among others. For more information, call 843.225.5080 or e-mail info@abilitysc.org.


    South Dakota

    Prairie Freedom Center For Independent Living is a non-profit organization located with offices in Chamberlain, Madison, Mitchell, Sioux Falls, and Yankton, South Dakota. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. To find out about additional programs and services call the Sioux Falls office at (605) 362-3550.

    Tateya Topa Ho is an Inter-Tribal, non-profit Independent Living Center located in Winner, South Dakota. Although the center specializes in offering services to Native Americans, all individuals with disabilities are welcome as well. The center offers peer support, advocacy, information and referral and independent living skills training. For more information, please call (605) 842-3977.


    Tennessee

    Empower TN, serving a multi-county area in the central portion of Tennessee, provides persons with disabilities opportunities to be self advocates and make their own decisions regarding living arrangements, means of transportation, employment, social and recreational activities, as well as other aspects of everyday life. For more information, call (866) 992-4568 (Voice), (615) 292-7790 (TTY) or e-mail info@empowertn.org.

    Memphis Center for Independent Living is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to integrating people with disabilities into community life. Their core services include peer support, advocacy, information and referral and independent living skills training. They also offer personal assistant referrals, disability awareness groups, and seminars. An additional program is Partners Accessing Life (PALs), which pairs children and young adults with an adult mentor that has a similar disability. They also author The Declaration, a quarterly newsletter. For more information visit their website, e-mail mcil@mcil.org or call (901) 726-6404 (V/TTY).

    Tri-State Resource and Advocacy Corporation, Inc. centrally located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a Center for Independent Living created by individuals with disabilities for individuals with disabilities. TRAC serves 10 counties in southeast Tennessee. Services include peer support, advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, employment preparation, a ramp building project, assistive device training and more. For more information, call (800) 868-8724 (toll free) or email them at 4trac@bellsouth.net.


    Texas

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    San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS) is located in San Antonio, Texas. SAILS offers four core services: Advocacy (system and individual), Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support and Information and Referral. Some programs they offer are Communication Aids Equipment and Training and Sign Language Services. For more information, visit their website or call (210) 281-1878 (V/TTY).

    Volar Center for Independent Living, located in El Paso, Texas, provides numerous programs, including Independent Living Skills Training, Job Development, Peer Counseling, Housing Information, Information and Referral, Advocacy and Client Managed Attendant Services. For more information call them at (915) 591-0800, or e-mail them at volar@volarcil.org.


    Utah

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    Red Rock Center for Independence is an Independent Living Center located in St. George, Utah. The center offers such services as peer support, advocacy, information and referral and independent living skills training. The website offers an on-line newsletter and calendar of events. The site also offers several links to other Independent Living Centers in Utah as well as disability-related resource sites. For more information, visit their website, call (435) 673-7501 (local)/ (800) 649-2340 (Tollfree) or e-mail them at rrci@rrci.org.


    Vermont

    VERMONTStatewide Independent Living Council

    Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) has offices in Montpelier, Brattleboro, Bennington, and Burlington, and field-based services in every county of Vermont. Their programs and services include the Deaf Independence Program, VT E. D. P. -- Vermont Telecommunications, the Equipment Distribution Program, Peer Advocacy Counseling, the Home Access Program, Meals on Wheels, Information and Referral, and Legislative Advocacy. For more information, call 800-639-1522 or e-mail vcil@vcil.org.


    Virginia

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    disAbility Resource Center located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a non-profit, consumer-driven, community-based, cross-disability organization in a non-residential facility whose primary purpose is to enable people with disabilities to access training, education and other resources so that they can live most independently. Services include peer-to-peer support, independent living skills training, advocacy, information and referral, housing and home modification programs, assistive technology demonstration and more. For more information, call (800) 648-6324 (Voice).

    Endependence Center is located in Norfolk, Virginia. They offer counseling services (peer and group), independent living skills training (self-advocacy, assertiveness, sexuality, employment readiness and literacy), advocacy and workshops (system advocacy, individual advocacy, information and referral and education workshop), disability services (technical assistance, housing referral and placement, employment services, and contract service), volunteer services, education and transportation. Also, they have a listing of Internet disability resources. For more information, call (757) 461-8007 (Voice) or (757) 461-7527 (TTY).


    Washington

    WASHINGTON State Independent Living Council

    Alliance of People with disAbilities, located in East King Co. and Seattle, Washington, has a mission to teach people with disabilities to become effective self-advocates so that they may become as independent as possible. Their website features links to many advocacy and independent living resources as well as links to other general disability resources that can be found in Washington State. They also offer consumer services that include, travel training, employment counseling, disability law training, computer skills training, housing assistance services as well as personal assistant services. For more information, call (800) 216-3335 or (425) 861-9588 (TTY).

    disAbility Resource Center is a non-profit disability organization located in Everett, Washington. Their services include, information & referral, peer support, skills training, computer and Internet skills training, personal assistance services, systems and self advocacy, men's support group, and Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) training. Their website features current news as well as links to many helpful resources. For more information, call (425) 347-5768 (Voice/TTY).

    Independent Living Resources, Inc. serves people with disabilities in the Portland metropolitan and Washington areas. Services include information and referral, peer counseling, advocacy, independent living skills training, ADA education, hearing loss services, housing services, vocational services, and more. For more information, call (503) 232-7411 (Voice) or email at info@ilr.org.


    West Virginia

    Appalachian Center for Independent Living, with offices located in Charleston and Spencer, West Virginia, offers a variety of services including information and referral, skills training, peer support, advocacy, among others. For more information, contact the Charleston office by calling (304) 965-0376 (Voice/TTY) or e-mailing, acil@westco.net. Contact the Spencer office by calling (304) 927-4080 (Voice/TTY) or e-mailing bonnieacil@yahoo.com.

    Mountain State Centers for Independent Living (MTSTCIL), serving Huntington, Beckley and Sistervill Virgina, is a community-based organization providing advocacy, networking, and resources to persons with disabilities and their families. They offer a variety of services including information and referral, skills training, peer support, advocacy, supported employment, transportation, and community integration, among others. They also offer a variety of skills training classes online. Class topics include, stress management, personal development, safety, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information, call (866) 687-8245/ (304) 525-3324 (TTY) or e-mail mtstcil@mtstcil.org.

    Northern West Virginia CIL, NWVCIL believes in the premise that persons with disabilities have the same rights and privileges afforded to persons without disabilities, which also entails civil rights. Additionally, staff at NWVCIL will work with other agencies to ensure equal access to benefits and community resources. NWVCIL encourages people with disabilities to make their own personal choice and to be self-directed. Our staff respects the consumer as a person who can make his/her own decisions. Our ultimate goal is for persons with disabilities to eventually become their own self-advocate. NWVCIL offers a variety of services including information and referral, skills training, peer support, and advocacy, among others. For more information, contact the Morgantown office by calling (800) 834-6408, the Elkins office by calling (866) 262-2875 or the Romney office by calling (304) 822-3499.


    Wisconsin

    Independent Living Council of Wisconsin promotes a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities. Their website features legislative information as well as links to other helpful resources.

    Access to Independence located in Madison, Wisconsin offers four core services including individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. They can be contacted by calling 800-362-9877 or by video phone at (866) 948-8760/ (608) 242-8485(TTY).

    Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin, Inc. The Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin (CILWW) advocates for the full participation in society of all persons with disabilities. Our goal is empowering individuals to exercise choices to maintain or increase their independence. Our strategy is providing consumer-driven services at no cost to persons with disabilities in Western Wisconsin. You may e-mail them at info@cilww.com or cntact them at: 800-228-3287 Voice / TTY or 1-866-419-1260 Voice / TTY.

    Independent Living Resources in LaCrosse, Wisconsin serves Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, LaFayette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, and Vernon Counties and the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin. They provide advocacy, independent living skills training, information and referral, peer support, service coordination, housing services, personal and supportive home care services, assistive technology/device loan center, ADA, community awareness, and Ho-Chunk Outreach Services program. Their La Crosse office can be reached by calling (608) 787-1111 (Voice), (608) 787-1148 (TTY) or e-mailing advocacy@ilresources.org. Their Richland Office can be reached by calling (608) 647-8053 (Voice/TTY).

    IndependenceFirst services individuals in Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Ozaukee Wisconsin, area. They provide housing services, sports and recreation programs, personal assistance services, social and leisure programs, Interpreter Coordination Services, schools outreach, service coordination, assistive technology, ADA consultation IDEALS , addictions recovery, benefits coordination and Adventures in Independent Living Camp. Independence First offers various training in independent living, advocacy, and more. The center offers independent living skills training for transition into the community. Independent living skills include training in the areas of money, home management, housekeeping, communication self-advocacy, prevocational skills, socialization and hygiene. Also, personal assistance services are offered that include training for the consumer and the personal attendants in their employer/employee roles and responsibilities. For more information, call Milwaukee north location at (414) 291-7520 (V/TTY), Milwaukee south (414)344-9606, Washington area (262) 306-6717, Waukesha area (262) 521-1664 and Ozaukee area (262) 376-4183.

    Midstate Independent Living Consultants serves Adams, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Taylor, Vilas and Wood counties of Wisconsin. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. Other services provided include benefits counseling, employment services, WisLoan, architectural accessibility, public education, recreation, and service coordination. For more information, call the Steven's Point office at (800) 382-8484 (V/TTY), the Wausau office at (877) 711-6452 (V/TTY) or the Rhinelander office at (800) 311-5044 (V/TTY).

    North Country Independent Living in Superior, Wisconsin serves Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn counties in Wisconsin. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. Other services provided include transition, technology, accessibility, recreation and public education. For more information, call Superior area (800) 924-1220 (V/TTY) or for the Ashland area call (800) 499-5676 (V/TTY).

    Options for Independent Living located in Green Bay and Fox Valley, Appleton,Wisconsin serves 17 counties in Northeast Wisconsin. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. Additional services provided include housing referral, public education, rehabilitation technology, deaf and hard of hearing services, et...Program, WisTech Try-Out, HOME program, and LEND Program. They can be contacted at Greenbay location (888) 465-1515 or (920) 490-0600 (TTY)/ Appleton location at (920) 997-9999.

    Society's Assets in Racine, Wisconsin serves Racine, Kenosha, Jefferson, Rock and Walworth counties of Wisconsin. The four core services the center offers include individual and system change advocacy, peer counseling and support groups, information and referral, and independent living skills training. Additional services provided include Supportive Home Care, Adaptive Equipment and Home Modifications, ADA Services, Financial and Medical Benefits Consultation, Housing and Transportation Information, and TRS. They can be contacted by calling 800-378-9128 or 866-840-9761 TTY.


    Wyoming

    Wyoming Statewide Independent Living Council

    Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation (WILR) serves the following counties in eastern Wyoming: Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Goshen, Johnson, Laramie, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sheridan, and Weston. Services include information and referral, skills training, home modification, adaptive equipment, loan closets, cross-disability peer counseling, and advocacy. For more information, call (800) 735-8322 or write to 305 West 1st Street, Casper, WY 82601.

    Wyoming Services for Independent Living with offices in Lander, Powell and Rock Springs, offers information and referral, skills training, peer support and advocacy among other services. They also offer the Medicaid Consumer Directed Care Program. For more information, call Lander location at (800) 266-3061, Powell location at (800) 280-0917 or Rock Springs location at (800) 745-2394.


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