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Centers for Independent Living (CIL)

Every CIL provides services in the following 5 core areas:

  1. Information and referral services;
  2. Independent Living (IL) skills training;
  3. Peer counseling, including cross-disability peer counseling;
  4. Individual and systems advocacy;
  5. Transition services.

In addition to the five core areas of service, some CILs are able to provide additional services in surrounding counties. Listed below is information regarding additional services offered by CILs.

The Ability Center of Greater Toledo (ACT)

Offers HOME Choice services to Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, and Van Wert counties.

Access Center for Independent Living (ACIL)

Provides HOME Choice services (Transition Coordination, IL Skills Training and Community Support Coaching) to Montgomery, Greene, Clark, and Preble counties in addition to their four county service areas.

Center for Disability Empowerment

Provides HOME Choice, Personal Care Assistance Program Coordination and IL Core services to Franklin and Delaware counties. They also offer ADA training and consulting throughout Ohio.

Center for Independent Living Options (CILO)

Provides OOD and Personal Care Assistance programs to Clinton, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, and Scioto counties.

Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP)

Provides employment services to Lorain, Erie, Huron, Geauga, Lake, Medina and Cuyahoga counties. LEAP provides aging and disability services to Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. They also offer IL (other funded), HOME Choice, Disability Benefits, Services, Assistive Technology and Youth Transition to Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.

Independent Living Center of North Central Ohio (ILCNCO)

Provides HOME Choice services to Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties.

Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living (SOCIL)

Provides HOME Choice services to Fairfield and Hocking counties.

Mid-Ohio Board For Independent Living Environment (MOBILE)

Provides HOME Choice services to Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Pickaway, Licking, and Fairfield counties.

Society for Equal Access (SEA)

Provides transportation for Passport in Muskingum County.

Services for Independent Living (SIL)

Provides HOME Choice, peer support, and Personal Care Assistance services to Ashtabula County upon request.

Tri-County Independent Living Center (TCILC)

Provides nursing home transitions to Medina and Wayne counties.

Western Reserve ILC (WRILC)

Provides HOME Choice (Transition Coordination, Community Support Coach, Independent Living Skills Training, and Community Living Specialist) to Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties; as well as Emergency Preparedness Education, and Braille Transcription.

For more information visit Centers for Independent living website.