Network of Cils

Network of CILs

Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, and created by the Federal Rehabilitation Act, Independent Living Centers grew out of a movement on the part of people with disabilities to take responsibility for their own lives and make choices on issues affecting every aspect.

Oregon CILs are community based, consumer directed, not for profit organizations.  Independent Living Centers are nonresidential organizations serving individuals of any age with any disabilities in Oregon. Unique in the world of human services, CILs are governed and operated by board and staff composed of a majority of people with disabilities. All CILs provide four core services, which include:

  • Information and Referral – one-stop shopping for information related to disability or services for individuals with disabilities, families, employers, and the community.
  • Peer Support – staff and trained volunteers provide support, encouragement and guidance for individuals with disabilities.
  • Independent Living Skills Training – assessment and training to people with disabilities in areas such as money management, housekeeping, communication, self-advocacy, prevocational skills and socialization.
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy – consistent with the philosophy of independent living, individuals with disabilities are taught to advocate for themselves. In addition, CILs can engage in activities designed to affect positive change in local, state, and federal systems affecting individuals with disabilities.
  • Life Transition Assistance – related to youth leaving secondary education, or individuals transitioning to or remaining in the least restrictive living environment.

Accreditation: AOCIL’s network of CILs complete state and federal accreditation reviews to ensure compliance with standards and assurances in section 725 (b) and (c) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Additional Independent Living Services are also available. More information on services provided by Oregon CILs can be found by clicking the CIL links below.

Collectively, the Oregon CIL Network receive local, state and federal funding. CILs take on unique activities to serve their local population. Examples of other services offered by centers include; employer training for individuals who employ personal attendants, life transition services, employment services, disability awareness training, recreation and leisure activities, interpreter coordination, assistance with issues related to housing and transportation, Americans with Disabilities Act, 504 and IDEA training, and disability-related equipment and assistive technology loan programs.

AOCIL’s  network of accredited CILs includes the following organizations:

SERVICE AREA: Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties

Abilitree provides services for people with disabilities and their families, including:

    • Information and Referral
    • Peer Support
    • Independent Living Skills Training
    • Individual and Systems Advocacy
    • Personal Guide
    • Been There & Done That

Mentoring

For more information, visit our website at: www.abilitree.org or call (541) 388 8103.


Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living

SERVICE AREA: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler Counties

Eastern Oregon Center of Independent Living (EOCIL) provides services for people with disabilities and their families, including:

  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Support
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • STEPS training for employers of Homecare workers
  • National Award-winning HIV/AIDS Project
  • Life Transition Services
  • Business and Employment Services
  • Work Incentives Network (WIN) ~ Benefits Analysis
  • Community Access Award Project
  • Community Education
  • Support Groups
  • ADA Technical Assistance
  • Youth Mentoring Project

For more information, visit our website at: www.eocil.org or contact the following locations:

Ontario
Voice: (541) 889-3119
Toll-free: 1-844-489-3119
711 relay service: 711

Pendleton
Voice: (541) 276-1037
Toll-free: 1-877-711-1037
711 relay service: 711

The Dalles
Voice: (541) 370-2810
Toll-free 1-844-370-2810
711 relay service: 711

SERVICE AREA: All services in Josephine and Jackson Counties. WIN and STEPS programs are provided to Josephine, Jackson, Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties.

HASL provides services for people with disabilities and their families, including:

  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • Work Incentives Network (WIN)
  • STEPS training for employers of Homecare workers
  • Employment services
  • Youth in Transition
  • Recreation and Social Programs
  • Durable medical equipment loan
  • ADA consultation

For more information, visit our website at: www.haslonline.org or call toll free: (800) 758-4275 / TTY (541) 479-3588.

SERVICE AREA:  Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties

Independent Living Resources (ILR) provides services for people with disabilities and their families, including:

  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Support
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Housing
  • Skills Instruction
  • Sports/Outdoor Recreation
  • Volunteer Program
  • Classes/Groups:
    • Art
    • Cooking
    • Crossroads Discussion (TBI) Group
    • Ready to Rent
    • Shopper’s Group
    • Visually Impaired Support Group
    • Women’s Support Group
    • Writing Group

For more information, visit our website at: www.ilr.org or call (503) 232-7411.

SERVICE AREA: Lane, Linn, Benton, Lincoln, Marion, Polk and Yamhill
Lane Independence Living Alliance (LILA) provides services for people with disabilities and their families, including:

  • Information and Referral
  • LILA Peer Support Club
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • ADA Info-Oregon
  • Blue Path
  • Consumer Outreach Program
  • Disability Navigator Program
  • Eugene Sounds
  • LAMHP
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Living Well With MS Support Group
  • OPAL Network
  • Work Incentives Network (WIN)
  • STEPS training for employers of Homecare workers

For more information, visit our website at: www.lilaoregon.org or call (541) 607-7020.

SERVICE AREA: Klamath and Lake Counties
SPOKES Unlimited provides services for people with disabilities and their families, including:

  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • Work Incentives Network (WIN)
  • STEPS training for employers of Homecare workers
  • Recreation and Social Programs
  • Assistive Technology loans
  • ADA consultation
  • Support Groups
  • Traumatic Brain Injury/Illness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parenting
  • Low-Vision (provided by Oregon Commission for the Blind)

For more information, visit our website at: www.spokesunlimited.org or call toll free: (866) 504-8995 / TTY (541) 883-7547.

SERVICE AREA: Douglas County

Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network (UVDN) provides services for people with disabilities and their families, including:

  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • Support Groups
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post-Polio
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Kids on the Block- a troupe of educational puppets that help kids learn and talk about disabilities and social issues
  • Magnificent Abilities Group (MAG)

For more information, visit our website at: www.uvdn.org or call(541) 672-6336 / TTY (541) 440-2882