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CIL DRC LOGOWe are excited to announce that Center for Independent Living Disability Resource Center is an applicant for the 2020 Brand On Us initiative.  If chosen, the idgroup will provide us with a comprehensive and integrated brand makeover.

OUR MISSION

CILDRC promotes, educates, facilitates, assists and advocates with and on behalf of

people with disabilities, in partnership with their communities, to achieve their goals for independence.

CILDRC envisions a world where people with disabilities have freedom, choice and control over all aspects of their lives, so they can fully and equally participate in society.

Thank you to all who will support the CIL Disability Resource Center in the Brand on Us Campaign.

We appreciate each of the companies that make the Brand On Us campaign possible.

We value all of the applicants who are candidates, as each make a difference in our community.

This year the CIL Disability Resource Center needs your vote and the votes of everyone you know!

Thank you!

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For more information on CILDRC programs and services, call us at 850-595-5566


Make a difference by donating. Give ’til it Helps!

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You can have an impact for a brighter, independent, inclusive future for all community members.

Support the Center for Independent Living Disability Resource Center as we work with YOU and the community to make a difference in the opportunities and quality of life each person chooses.   

From all of us at the Center for Independent Living Disability Resource Center we would like to thank you!

DONATE TODAY! 

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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.

Mission: CIL Disability Resource Center promotes, educates, facilitates, assists and advocates with and on behalf of people with disabilities, in partnership with their communities, to achieve their goals of independence.

Vision:  CIL Disability Resource Center envisions a world where people with disabilities have freedom, choice and control over all aspects of their lived, so they can fully and equally participate in society

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:

CIL-DRC Store          CapTel FTRI Phone - Free Accessible Telephone Program         Manual Wheelchair          https://www.cil-drc.org/ada-checklist-modified-for-florida/

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

Peer Mentoring:  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.

Community Transition: Community Transition is assisting people with disabilities to move out of nursing homes and other institutions into independent lifestyles of their choice; helping to prevent people with disabilities from entering institutions; and assisting youth in transitioning from high school to adult life including next steps such as going to college or obtaining employment  Youth.Transition.Brochure (Click link to download brochure).  Come visit us for training and resources on community transition.

Donations & Charitable Contributions:  Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc. dba CIL Disability Resource Center, is a registered charity in the State of Florida, Registration Number CH130. A copy of the Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. 800-HELP-FLA (435-7352), www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.