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.
to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives
full opportunity for all through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal access
CIL Jacksonville has empowered the northeast Florida disability community, since 1978. Our agency is part of a national network of over 400 Centers for Independent Living. CIL Jacksonville is consumer driven and flexes to the needs of people with disabilities living in our community.
Each person with a disability has unique goals for independence. Our staff empower each person to achieve their goals by developing and monitoring individualized Independent Living Plans. Programs include advocacy, benefits screenings, education, employment, equipment loan, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer mentoring, and sign language interpretation.
The ILRC’s Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes the accomplishments of employees that perform exemplary service. Nominees are selected each quarter by employee vote and meeting the qualifications listed. For this quarter, the ILRC has chosen Toccara James for her exemplary service.
A White Cane Safety Awareness Art Contest for High School Students Sponsored by the City of Jacksonville’s Disabled Services Division
Jose Morales is the definition of IL: self-determined, self-empowered, and an advocate for equality. Whether at the office or in his community, Jose is a natural leader.