Independent Living Program

Centers for Independent Living

A CIL is a local not-for-profit that is consumer-controlled and provides a minimum of five core services that support independent living outcomes for persons with disabilities. Each CIL offers additional independent living services as determined by the needs of the community and the individuals seeking assistance. CILs provide services to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities. The overall goal of services provided by CILs is to achieve the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into mainstream American society. Five Core Services Provided by Florida Centers for Independent Living

  1. Information and referral.
  2. Independent living skills training.
  3. Individual and systems advocacy.
  4. Peer counseling.
  5. Transition from a nursing home to the community or diversion of individuals from institutional placement; and assisting youth (14-24 years old) with post-secondary life and opportunities.

Publications about Independent Living Program
Independent Living Program (PDF) (Large Print)
Programa de Vida Independiente (PDF) (Letra Grande)
Pwogram Vi Endepandan (PDF) (Ekriti Gran Karaktè)

Contact VR

Horace Brown, Program Administrator
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1144
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-3360
(850) 245-3382 (Fax)
(800) 451-4327 (Toll-free)
TTY users dial 711 to connect with the telecommunications relay service (TRS). Video phone users can call through the video relay service (VRS).
Horace.Brown@vr.fldoe.org