What does a Center for Independent Living do?
We provide some direct services, such as peer
living skills training, individual advocacy, information and referral.
the most significant way that we impact the lives of people with
is through systemic advocacy, working to bring about the kinds of
changes that will make a difference now, and make it easier for the next
We are a resource not only to people with disabilities, but also to
citizens, to family members, to local government, business and civic
organizations. One of our primary objectives is to help people with
disabilities, and senior citizens to leave or avoid having to go to
homes and other restrictive institutions so that they can live in their
homes, in their own community.