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Welcome to the Western Gate of the Sunshine State where many people with disabilities live, work and play independently and make choices for themselves.  A place where others long to live.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy, Prosperous New Year

We will be closed for the Christmas and New Year Holidays from December 23, 2016 until January 3rd, 2017 to spend time with our family and friends. We wish all of our Consumers and their families a joyous and happy holidays!  

We will reopen on January 4th, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Mission Statement

To assist individuals with disabilities achieve their goals of independence.

Organizational Vision

Our programs and services cover:

 Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties

 If you have a disability and need help give us a call or come in, hours of operation are 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Some of our programs include:

Photo of CIL-DRC Store Picture          CapTel FTRI Phone         Picture of Wheelchair          Handicap Parking Information

Information and Referral:  Resource Library and Referrals to Community Services and Programs

Peer Mentor:  One person with a disability talking to another person with a disability

Housing:  Referrals for housing or home modification

Advocacy:  Know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Handicapped Parking Code Enforcement

Independent Living Skills Training:  Assistance with writing your resume’, keeping your check book, calling for transportation, obtaining an assistive device, etc.

Loan Locker:  Free short- and long-term loans of equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and etc.

Assistive Technology Program:  Short-term loans of assistive technology on a “try before you buy” basis; assistive technology assessments and training; alternative finance solutions for the purchase of assistive technology.

Florida Telecommunications Relay Distribution Center  (FTRI):    FTRI is a statewide non profit 501(c)3 organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Disabled.  FTRI is also responsible for the education and promotion of the Florida Relay Service.