What Is a Center for Independent Living?
The Independence Center is one of 500+ designated Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in the United States. CILs are nonresidential, community-based non-profit organizations. They are designed and run by people with disabilities to help other people with disabilities live independently.
As a CIL, The Independence Center believes that each individual knows their own needs and what’s best for them. So instead of telling our consumers how they should live their lives, we walk alongside them, offering support and resources while they create the lives they want. These services are provided at no cost to our consumers, and include information and referral, skills training, peer counseling, advocacy, transition services, and much more!