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Center For Independent Living Of South Central Pennsylvania
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania is to empower people with disabilities to lead independent lives in their communities.
History of Organization
Began in 1988 under the auspices of Three Rivers Center for Independent Living in Pittsburgh, PA through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to serve the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset. CILSCPA became a free-standing entity in 1989.
Member of the Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living and the National Council on Independent Living.
The U. S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title VII, Chapter I, Part C.
800.237.9009 - Toll-free
814.949.1905 - Voice/TTY
Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Hungtingdon, Indiana, and Somerset Counties
Equipment Training Program-allows individuals to borrow assistive technology and receive training on its use. Equipment available for all areas of daily living: working in the kitchen, eating, household activites, communications and more.
Accessibility consultation/technical assistance
Housing data and referral
Deaf Action Awareness Program
Information and referral concerning disability and community services.
Advocacy: Self Advocacy, Representative Advocacy, and Systems Advocacy
Service Coordination - assists the individual in obtaining community resources and services in the areas of housing, legal, personal care, finance, medical care, and nutrition.
Independent Living Skills Training - to improve the daily living skills of people with disabilities, CILSCPA's Indepednent Living Specialist provides individual & group skills training sessions. Examples of skills Development: Meal preparation Organization Financial Management Adaptive Equipment Training
Brain Injury Outreach and Support Program - individual and family support for people with brain injury.
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday.
Fees/Cost for Services
Must have a disability and live within the seven county area that we service.
Self-declared disability and intake information.
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
You may call the office for an appointment. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting services.
Office is located within a fully accessible, smoke-free building and on a major bus route.
Languages Spoken or Available
Help with bulk mailings, light clerical duties and fundraisers.