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Welcome to the Center for Independent Living of South Central PA
CILSCPA serves People with Disabilities; any one, any age, any disability in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset Counties.
Together, we’ll create your personal “life plan” enabling and equipping you to define and achieve your goals!
This CILSCPA strives through advocacy and collective action to remove physical and attitudinal barriers that prevent People with Disabilities (PwD) from exercising their rights, achieving personal independence, and participating fully in the life of the community. Programs, services and trainings provided by this CILSCPA teach consumers to take responsibility for their own abilities to live independently.
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
The mission of CILSCPA is to empower People with Disabilities to
Begin your journey of self-discovery, personal fulfillment and INDEPENDENCE at the Center for Independent Living!
Established in 1988
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA (CILSCPA).
The Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania (CILSCPA) opened its office in Altoona in May 1988 operating under the auspices of the Center located in Pittsburgh. The office began operations with two staff people – an Executive Director and a Secretary. Within a year and a half, the staff grew to four members.
In October of 1989, the CILSCPA “spun off” and became a free-standing Center no longer operating under the CIL in Pittsburgh.
Our Goal is your Independence!
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
The purpose of the Center for Independent Living is to provide supportive services to persons with disabilities who wish to increase or maintain their level of independence in the community and at home. It is important that consumers understand that CIL services are not intended to create a situation in which persons with disabilities become dependent. It is our purpose to encourage, motivate, train, and guide consumers to achieve the highest level of independence possible. Consumers, as well as staff, have responsibilities in this effort to increase independence and self-direction.
ServicesOUR CORE SERVICES ARE: Peer Counseling Independent Living Skills Information and Referral Advocacy Transition Youth to Adult Nursing Home Transition (from the Nursing Home to the Community). Have questions? Want to know more? Call our office and we’ll be glad to assist you! Call 814-949-1905 Email firstname.lastname@example.org You can also message us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cilscpa/
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