CIL Update (6/2/2020)
CIL Jacksonville is taking all of the necessary precautions to slow the virus, protect staff, and adapt to a new work environment. While we have begun reopening phases, our physical office remains closed to the public. Our reopening plan will be executed cautiously, following applicable guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, Federal, State, and local entities.
Here are a few ways to connect, during this time.
- Get help online by following this link
- Do you need medical equipment? Click here to submit a request
- Are you unemployed and looking for work? Click here to request help
- Follow us on Facebook for frequent updates and helpful resources
- For COVID-19 updates from the Social Security Administration click here
- Visit our COVID-19 resource page by clicking here
to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives
full opportunity for all through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal access
CIL Jacksonville has empowered the northeast Florida disability community, since 1978. Our agency is part of a national network of over 400 Centers for Independent Living. CIL Jacksonville is consumer driven and flexes to the needs of people with disabilities living in our community.
Each person with a disability has unique goals for independence. Our staff empower each person to achieve their goals by developing and monitoring individualized Independent Living Plans. Programs include advocacy, benefits screenings, education, employment, equipment loan, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer mentoring, and sign language interpretation.
FROM JTA: The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will officially open the JRTC at LaVilla on Monday, March 30, 2020. We are excited to enter a new era of mobility options within the region. Before we open to the public, we are staging (rain or shine) planned simulations/training exercises to ensure that the JTA is fully prepared to address operational and customer scenarios.
The term “center for independent living” means a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.
The ILRC’s Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes the accomplishments of employees that perform exemplary service. Nominees are selected each quarter by employee vote and meeting the qualifications listed. For this quarter, the ILRC has chosen Toccara James for her exemplary service.