What is a Center for Independent Living?
Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are community-based, cross-disability, non-profit organizations that are designed and operated by people with disabilities. CILs are unique in that they operate according to a strict philosophy of consumer control, wherein people with all types of disabilities directly govern and staff the organization. Centers for Independent Living Provide.
- Peer Support
- Information and Referral
- Independent Living Skills Training
America is home to:
- 403 Centers for Independent Living (CILs)
- 330 branch offices
- 56 Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs)