Directory of Independent Living Centers

A Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a nonprofit agency that assists people with all types of disabilities. CIL’s are consumer-controlled. This means that the people with disabilities who receive the services make the decisions. By law, at least 51% of the employees and 51% of the board members of CIL’s must be people with disabilities. CIL’s are community-based, meaning the services are designed to meet the needs of the people in the community. They help people with disabilities to live as independently as possible in their own homes. CIL’s do this by providing various services. Each CIL has different services. The services can change based on what people with disabilities need in their community.


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