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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:
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