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Learn about the Center for Independent Living, the first Independent Living Center in the country.

CIL's 50th Anniversary Photo.

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 

California Aging & Disability Resource Connection Logo

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.


Meet Our Team

Photo of Huong Nguyen.


Sherri Rita

Board of Directors


3075 Adeline Street, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA. 94703

Photo of the Ed Roberts Campus building.

1470 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA. 94601

Photo of the Spanish Speaking Citizens' Foundation building.
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