Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living, often referred to as "CILs", are non-residential places of action and coalition designed and operated by people with disabilities. CILs work with individuals to promote leadership and independence as well as with local communities to remove barriers to independence. In Virginia, most CILs serve a planning district comprised of several counties. Click here for an interactive map of CILs and service areas

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide services to individuals with significant disabilities as well as to the local community at large. CILs provide the following core services to individuals:

Services to the community include systems change advocacy, disability awareness, community education, and technical assistance regarding accessibility and disability-related legislation.

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is the agent through which State and some Federal funds are granted to CILs.

For more resources related to CILs, including the CIL Fact Sheet, the CIL Policy and Procedures Manual, and IL Newsletters, visit the CIL Library here, or contact Rhonda Jeter at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, (804) 325-1360 or 800-464-9950 TTY or email

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