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Centers for Independent Living (CILs)

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Purpose

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are nonprofit community-based nonresidential organizations that are run by and for people with disabilities, providing programs and services to help individuals have a more independent lifestyle. The core services that the CILs provide include: systems advocacy, individual advocacy, peer counseling, information and referral, and independent living skills training.
 

Contact(s)

Statewide Independent Living Council of Oklahoma (SILC)
Sidna Madden - Executive Director
3535 NW 58th St., Ste 480
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 951-3581
FAX: (405) 951-3504
Email: smadden@oksilc.org

Financial Criteria

  • None

Eligibility

  • Persons with a disability

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • Information & Referral
  • Assessment & Evaluations
  • Case Management
  • Locating Alternate Funding
  • Training for Consumer & Family
  • Advocacy/Other
  • Loan Closet

AT Devices Provided/Covered

  • No devices are provided or covered

Application Process

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • Each CIL is an independent nonprofit organization and has its own programs, policies and procedures. Programs and services will vary from organization to organization.
  • Centers for Independent Living are located in Bartlesville, Enid, McAlester, Norman, and Tulsa.
  • CILs have a fee-for-service contract with the Department of Rehabilitation Services to provide independent living services to people with disabilities that have an employment outcome. Those services may include:
    • independent living assessment;
    • community integration;
    • intensive counseling; or
    • home modification.