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:

  • Advocacy
  • Peer Counseling
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Information and Referral; and
  • Transition Services for youth, people living in institutions, and services that prevent institutionalization

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 (V/VP) or 800-464-9950 TTY or email Rhonda.jeter@dars.virginia.gov



Find Your Local CIL

Click on your county or city location in the map to find contact information for your local Center for Independent Living.

You may also select your city or county from the dropdown list below. Please note: Areas in white are not currently served by a Center for Independent Living.

District 23 ECI District 23 PCIL District 22 District 19 District 18 District 17 District 16 District 15 District 14 District 13 District 12 District 11 District 10 District 9 Lower District 9 Upper District 8 District 7 District 6 District 5 District 4 District 3 District 2 District 1


#1 Junction Center for Independent Living

Address:
1520 Third Avenue East
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Phone Numbers:
V/TTY:(276) 524-4081
Fax: (276) 524-1510

Website:
http://www.junctioncenter.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Lee, Wise, & Scott
City: Norton

Main E-mail:
jcil@junctioncenter.org

Contact Person:
Dennis Horton, Executive Director
dhorton@meoc.org


#2 Clinch Independent Living Services

Address:
1139 C Plaza Drive
Grundy, VA 24614

Phone Numbers:
V/TTY:(276) 935-6088
Fax: (276) 935-6342

Website:
http://www.cils-online.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Dickenson, Buchanan, Tazewell, & Russell

Main E-mail:
cils@clinchindependent.org

Contact Person:
Tim Prater, Executive Director
tprater@clinchindependent.org


#3 Appalachian Independence Center

Address:
230 Charwood Drive
Abingdon, Virginia 24210

Main E-mail:
aicinfo@aicadvocates.org

Phone Numbers:
Voice: (276) 628-2979
Fax: (276) 628-4931
Virginia Relay #711

Website:
http://www.aicadvocates.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Washington, Smyth, Wythe, Bland, Grayson, & Carroll
Cities: Galax & Bristol

Contact Person:
David Barrett, Executive Director
dbarrett@aicadvocates.org


#4 New River Valley Disability Resource Center (NRVDRC)

Mailing Address:
53 W. Main St., Suite A
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Address:
53 W. Main St., Suite A
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone Numbers:
V/TTY: (540) 266-1435
Fax: (540) 251-3451

Website:
https://nrvdrc.org/

Areas Served:
Counties: Giles, Floyd, Pulaski, & Montgomery
Cities: Radford

Main E-mail:
info@nrvdrc.org

Contact Person:
Frank Hayes, Executive Director
fhayes@nrvdrc.org


#5 Blue Ridge Independent Living Center

Address:
1502-B Williamson Road NE
Roanoke, Virginia 24012

Phone Numbers:
V/TTY: (540) 342-1231
Fax: (540) 342-9505

Website:
http://www.brilc.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Roanoke, Craig, Botetourt, & Allegany
Cities: Salem, Roanoke, & Covington

Contact Person:
Karen Michalski-Karney, Executive Director
Kmichalski@brilc.org


#6 Valley Associates for Independent Living

Address:
3210 Peoples Drive, Suite 220
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Main E-mail::
VAIL@govail.org

Phone Numbers:
Voice: (540) 433-6513
TTY: (540) 438-9265
Fax: (540) 433-6313

Website:
http://www.govail.org/

Areas Served:
Counties: Rockingham, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, & Bath
Cities: Buena Vista, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, & Harrisonburg

Contact Person:
Gayl Brunk, Executive Director
gayl@govail.org


#7 Access Independence, Inc.

Address:
324 Hope Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Main E-mail::
askai@accessindependence.org

Phone Numbers:
Voice: (540) 662-4452
Fax: (540) 662-4474
TTY: (540) 662-5556
Virginia Relay #711

Website:
http://www.accessindependence.org/

Areas Served:
Counties: Page, Shenandoah, Warren, Clarke, & Frederick
City: Winchester

Contact Person:
Donald Price, Executive Director
dprice@accessindependence.org


#8 Endependence Center of Northern Virginia

Address:
2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 305
Courthouse Plaza II
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Phone Numbers:
Voice: (703) 525-3268
TTY: (703) 525-3553
Fax: (703) 525-3585

Website:
http://www.ecnv.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Arlington, Fairfax, &Loudoun
Cities: Alexandria, Fairfax, & Falls Church

Contact Person:
James Garrett, Executive Director
jamesg@ecnv.org

Main Office E-mail:
info@ecnv.org

You may also wish to contact the Loudoun Endependence Center Satellite.


#9 Independence Empowerment Center

Address:
8409 Dorsey Circle, Suite 101
Manassas, VA 20110

Phone Numbers:
V/TTY: (703) 257-5400
Fax: (703) 257-5043

Website:
http://www.ieccil.org/

Areas Served:
Counties: Prince William & Fauquier
Cities: Manassas & Manassas Park

Main E-mail:
info@ieccil.org

Contact Person:
Mary Lopez, Executive Director


#10 Independence Resource Center

Address:
815 Cherry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903-3448

Phone Numbers:
V/TTY: (434) 971-9629
Fax: (434) 971-8242

Website:
http://www.charlottesvilleirc.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Nelson, Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, & Greene
City: Charlottesville

Contact Person:
Tom Vandever, Executive Director
tvandever@ntelos.net


#11 Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living

Address:
500 Alleghany Avenue, Ste. 520
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Phone Numbers:
Voice:(434) 528-4971
TTY: (434) 528-4972
Fax: (434) 528-4976

Website:
http://www.LACIL.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Bedford, Amherst, Campbell, & Appomattox
Cities: Bedford & Lynchburg

Main E-mail:
LACIL@lacil.org

Contact Person:
Veronica Callaham, Executive Director
veronica@lacil.org


#12 Disability Rights & Resource Center

Address:
300-B Pell Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA. 24151

Phone Numbers:
Voice: (540) 482-0752
Fax: (540) 482-0640

Website:
http://drrcva.org/

Areas Served:
Counties: Franklin, Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania
Cities: Danville, Martinsville

Contact Person:
Tom Mason, Executive Director
tmason@drrcva.org

View the Branch offices for Disability Rights & Resource Center.


#15 Resources for Independent Living, Inc.

Address:
4009 Fitzhugh Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23230

Phone Numbers:
Voice: (804) 353-6503
TTY: (804) 353-6583
Fax: (804) 358-5606

Website:
http://www.ril-va.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, & Powhatan
City: Richmond

Main E-mail:
Woodsonf@cavtel.net

Contact Person:
Gerald O'Neill,LCSW, Executive Director
oneillg@ril-va.org


#16 disAbility Resource Center

Address:
409 Progress Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Phone Numbers:
Voice:(540) 373-2559
TTY: (540) 373-5890
Fax: (540) 373-8126
Toll Free: 1+(800)648-6324

Website:
http://www.cildrc.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Caroline, Spotsylvania, Stafford & King George
City: Fredericksburg

Main E-mail:
drc@cildrc.org

Contact Person:
Debe Fults, Executive Director
dfults@cildrc.org


#22 Eastern Shore Center for Independent Living

Address:
Colonial Square Shopping Center
36282 Lankford Highway, Suite 13-D
Belle Haven, VA 23306

Main E-mail:
info@vaescil.org

Phone Numbers:
Voice:(757) 414-0100
TTY: (757) 414-0080
Fax: (757) 414-0205

Website:
http://www.vaescil.org/

Areas Served:
Counties: Accomack & Northampton

Contact Person:
Althea Pittman, Executive Director
apittman@vaescil.org


Address:
2021-A Cunningham Drive, Suite 2
Hampton, VA 23666

Phone Numbers:
Voice:(757) 827-0275
TTY: (757) 827-8800
Fax: (757) 827-0655

Website:
http://www.hvacil.org/

Areas Served:
Counties: James City & York
Cities: Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, & Poquoson

Contact Person:
Ralph Shelman, Executive Director
rshelman@hvacil.org


Address:
6300 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23502

Phone Numbers:
Voice:(757) 461-8007
TTY: (757) 461-7527
Fax: (757) 455-8223

Website:
http://www.endependence.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Southampton & Isle of Wight
Cities: Franklin, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, & Norfolk

Main E-mail:
ecinorf@endependence.org

Contact Person:
Steve Johnson, Executive Director
sjohnson@endependence.org


CIL Satellites

#19 Crater District Satellite CIL (Parent CIL: RIL)

Address:
1845 A Fort Mahone Street
Petersburg, VA 23805-2403

Phone Numbers:
Voice/TTY: (804) 862-9338
Fax: (804) 862-6177

Website:
http://ril-va.org

Areas Served:
Counties: Dinwiddie, Sussex, Greensville, Surry, & Prince George
Cities: Petersburg, Hopewell, Emporia, & Colonial Heights

E-mail:
info@ril-va.org


#18 Middle Peninsula Satellite Center for Independent Living (Parent CIL: PCIL)

Address:
c/o Peninsula Center for Independent Living
2021-A Cunningham Drive, Suite 2
Hampton, VA 23666

Phone Numbers:
Voice: (757) 827-0275
TTY: (757) 827-8800
Fax: (757) 827-0655

Contact Person:
Ralph Shelman

Areas Served:
Counties: Richmond, Essex, Middlesex, Mathews, King & Queen, King William, & Gloucester


Loudoun Endependence Center Satellite (Parent CIL: ECNV)

Address:
215 Depot Ct, Suite #203
Leesburg, VA 20175

Phone Numbers:
Voice:(703) 342-7651
Fax: (703) 485-7381

Website:
http://www.ecnv.org/aboutlend

Main E-mail:
lend@ecnv.org

Contact Person:
James Garrett
jamesg@ecnv.org


 

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