Learn about the Center for Independent Living, the first Independent Living Center in the country.
WHAT IS THE
Center for Independent Living?
Center for Independent Living (CIL) provides advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities and the community at large.
CIL's programs provide people with skills, knowledge, and resources that empower them to eliminate damaging and stereotypical notions of disability so that they can strive toward realizing their full human potential.
Alameda County ADRC
CIL is part of Alameda County ADRC. The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) initiative is designed to streamline access to long-term care. The ADRC program supports State efforts to develop “one-stop shop” centers in local communities that help older adults and individuals with disabilities make informed decisions about their service and support options and serve as the single point of entry to the long-term care system.