Center for Independent Living South Central PA

Serving South Central Pennsylvanians with diverse disabilities to become empowered, independent, and connected to the community.


“I have independence now, I’m my own person.” – Anonymous


“Since I started going to the CIL, I’ve come out of my shell.” – Kris


“I’ve learned to advocate for myself and others.” – Corinda

Mission and Vision

Welcome to CILSCPA!

The mission of CILSCPA is to empower People with Disabilities to LIVE independently!
Begin your journey of self-discovery, personal fulfillment and INDEPENDENCE at the Center for Independent Living of South Central PA!

Due to the COVID PANDEMIC the CILSCPA offices remain closed to the public.

CILSCPA staff members are working remotely.
Please feel free to contact us by phone: 814-949-1905 or message us on Facebook

We continually monitor information from health officials about the corona-virus (COVID-19), and will provide updates as relevant information becomes available.

CILSCPA staff is hosting online Support and Fellowship Group Meetings via ZOOM.
​These meetings are a great opportunity to connect and fellowship with others.
If you are interested in participating, please feel free to message us on
Facebook: or call in for the schedule.

Latest Projects

Our projects allow us to provide a variety of opportunities in the journey for independence.

Operation Five Loaves

As a result of the Covid Pandemic, we realized that many of our Friends are suffering from food insecurity. In response to this urgent need, CILSCPA’s Operation Five Loaves was created. Starting with 5 loaves of bread the first day, O5L has grown across our service area. As of March 18, 2021:
Total Counties Served: 7
Total Food Distributed: 117,726 meals
Total Cost of Food Distributed: over $340,000
Total Agency Partners: 56
Total Volunteer Hours: over 2200


CILSCPA Power Program

The POWER Program – This program is offered in collaboration with Dorman’s Sports Performance Gym.  Participants are individuals with paralysis, family members and caretakers. Everyone is invited to the gym to complete exercises and activities specifically designed to strengthen and stretch muscles.  This opportunity is a chance to increase one’s physical wellness and enjoy social interaction with peers.




TEAM Builders

TEAM Builders – Blair County students in grades 5 through 12 are invited to participate in this unique program that incorporates physical wellness with Bullying prevention.  Young people gather in this after school activity time at Dorman’s Sport Performance Gym and enjoy a workout under the direction of certified physical trainers.  Incorporated into each session is a discussion or hands on activity that brings awareness for students to explore topics such as friendship, self-care, bullying prevention and conflict resolution.  This program is supported by the PA Dept of Health and Clemson University.

Social Skills




How Can We Help You?

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Corporate Sponsors

Support Independence – 814-949-1905.


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