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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.

You can contact us at 904.399.8484 (voice), 904.508.0077 (videophone), or email us at info@CILJacksonville.org

CIL Jacksonville

Empowering People with Disabilities

Our Mission

to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives

Our Vision

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.

An old photo of people using wheelchairs who are advocating for their rights. A sign is attached to the back of a wheelchair that reads "We Shall Overcome".

What is a Center for Independent Living?

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.


Toccara James : Employee of Excellence

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.