ILRU Directory of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Associations - 2016 (Vol. 38)

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Submit information on a new center for independent living or personnel, address or phone number listing changes in your center by using the link above and completing the online form.

Definition of a Center for Independent Living from Section 702 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended:

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING ‑ The term "center for independent living" means a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.

A Center for Independent Living:

51% of staff are persons with disabilities; 51% of Board of Directors are persons with disabilities; and provides five core services:

  1. Information & referral
  2. Independent living skills training
  3. Individual and systems advocacy
  4. Peer counseling
  5. Transition: transition from nursing homes and other institutions to community-based residences; assisting individuals to avoid institutional placement; and transition of youth with significant disabilities after completion of secondary education to postsecondary life.

© ILRU Program 1978. Richards, Laurel, Nosek, Peg, and Zhu, Yilin (Editors): Directory of Independent Living Centers & Related Organizations. The ILRU Directory includes the contact information for centers for independent living and their satellites or branches for each state and U.S. Territory. All listings are in alphabetical order by state/city. Beginning with the 1995 volume, an additional Directory is available for statewide independent living councils (SILCs) in each state and U.S. Territory.

Alphabetic List of States and Territories