Center for Independent Living, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


3075 Adeline St., Suite 100BERKELEY, CA 94703 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Center for Independent Living (The CIL) provides advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities and the community at large.


Founded in 1972, The Center for Independent Living (CIL) is the world’s first independent living center - a national leader in helping people with disabilities live independently and make choices about their own lives.

CIL provides services to people with all disabilities in Alameda and West Contra Costa counties.

In 2012, CIL staff provided direct services to 1,000 people with disabilities, gave tens of thousands more information and referral resources, and conducted over 50 trainings and workshops.

CIL Services include:

Employment Services

Travel Training

Independent Living Skills Training

Health and Wellnes Workshops for Seniors

Personal Assistance Resources and Referrals

Home Modifications (Ramps, Lifts, Bars)

Assistive Technology/Equipment Re-use and Repair

Youth Mentorship


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