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CIL Jacksonville COVID-19 Update (03/16/2020):

With the recent CDC guidelines and the continued outbreak in Florida, we have decided to close our offices to the public and instead make all of our services available virtually. However, it is important to know that we are still here for you.

To be clear: our physical offices are closing, but our services are not. We are continuing to offer and increasing the number of remote service (telephone and online) opportunities and one-on-one services. We are still just a phone call or email away!

We know that this is a difficult time for our community, but we want you to know that we will get through it together. CIL Jacksonville is still in your corner, making sure that your rights are protected and that the lives of people at high risk for COVID-19 are treated with the same importance as everyone else. We see you and we hear you!

A few ways to get connected with us and the community:

  • If you are seeking one-on-one services, call us at 904.399.8484 (voice), 904.508.0077 (videophone), or email us at info@CILJacksonville.org.
  • You can request services online by following this link.
  • Join us on ZOOM for our first all-virtual independent living skills training "How to Create a Life Plan" on March 25th.
  • Follow us on Facebook for frequent updates and helpful resources.

We will get through this together.

Be well,

Tyler Morris
Executive Director
CIL Jacksonville

CIL Jacksonville

Empowering People with Disabilities

Our Mission

to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives

Our Vision

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.

An old photo of people using wheelchairs who are advocating for their rights. A sign is attached to the back of a wheelchair that reads "We Shall Overcome".

What is a 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.

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Toccara James : Employee of Excellence

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.