CIL’s CORE Services adopts the cross-disability approach and the peer-based model that are central to the Independent Living Philosophy.
Our core support includes:
Staff with disabilities help empower others with disabilities by sharing resources, knowledge of living with a disability, and goal setting.
Information & Referrals
CIL provides information about a wide variety of disability-related issues and community resources.
Self-Advocacy - Speak up for yourself.
Individual Advocacy - Speak up for another.
Systems Change Advocacy - Make a change for others.
Independent Living Skills Instruction
Individuals work to advance the skills necessary to live more successfully and independently with an ILS instructor. ILS training is done one-on-one in the home, out in the community, or at CIL’s offices.
Personal Assistance Service Referrals
Identify available and affordable personal assistants.
Learn to interview, hire, train, supervise, and/or fire personal assistants.
Create an employment agreement that clearly states the job duties of their personal assistant.
Understand the housing options available to them.
Locate and secure affordable housing.
For more information about CIL's Core Services, contact:
Core Services Coordinator
or contact CIL at 510-841-4776