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2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200 Roseville, MN 55113-3830
Phone: 612-378-2742
Toll Free: 1-800-669-6442
Fax: 612-378-2789
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Centers for Independant Living

Centers for Independent Living

Eight Minnesota Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide a number of services for people with disabilities, their families and friends, service providers and interested community members. While each CIL operates independently, all Centers for Independent Living have core service areas:

Independent Living Skills: CILs offer opportunities for people with disabilities to acquire the skills to become more independent. Topics include accessibility, attendant care, civil rights, communications, daily living, education, employment, equipment, financial benefits, health care, housing, recreation and transportation.

Advocacy: Advocacy is a means of assisting, supporting and securing success to meet the needs of consumers. CILs focus on educating people about critical issues and supporting their individual efforts by encouraging self advocacy, working directly with consumers and advocating for changes in legislation and various systems. Click here to learn more about becoming involved with Public Policy and Advocacy.

Information and Referral: CILs offer information about community resources related to disabilities. Some CILs maintain a resource library.

Peer Support: Persons with disabilities run support groups and one-to-one peer support options to assist other persons with disabilities. Some CILs have support programs targeted at specific populations.

Other Services: Among the most common services are community education and other public information services, equipment repair, recreation services and home modifications..

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