Centers for Independent Living

There are 12 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in the State of Ohio. CILs are unique in that a majority of board and staff members are individuals with disabilities. CILs are a one-stop resource for Ohioans with disabilities, providing a variety of programs and services. Our collective goal is to assist these citizens to live independently in their community of choice.

CILs provide the following services to individuals:
Advocacy
Information and Referral
Peer Support
Skills Training
Nursing home and institution transition to the community
Youth Transition
Diversion from nursing home or institution

Many CILs provide additional services beyond the list above that focus on working with individuals to achieve their goals of being more independent in the community. CILs also engage in their communities to work with partners to make the community more accessible and inclusive to all disabilities.

CILs work with individuals of all ages, and all types of disabilities.


The Ability Center of Greater Toledo (ACT)
Director: Timothy Harrington
Website: http://www.abilitycenter.org

Access Center (ACIL)
Director: Jeremy Caffee
Website: http://www.acils.com

Center for Independent Living Options (CILO)
Director: Rob Festenstein
Website: http://www.cilo.net

Independent Living Center of Northcentral Ohio (ILCNCO)
Director: Pamela Drake
Website: http://www.ilcnco.org

Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP)
Director: Melanie Hogan
Website: http://www.leapinfo.org

Mid-Ohio Board for Independent Living Environment (MOBILE)
Director: Johannes Christian
Website: http://www.mobileonline.org

Services for Independent Living (SIL)
Director: Kathy Foley
Website: http://www.sil-oh.org

Society for Equal Access Living Center (SEA)
Director: Kevin Hannahs
Website: http://www.seailc.org

Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living (SOCIL)
Director: Pamela Patula
Website: http://www.socil.org

Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE)
Director: Sue Hetrick
Website: http://www.disabilityempowerment.net

Tri-County Independent Living Center, Inc. (TCILC)
Director: John Ballard
Website: http://www.tcilc.org

Western Reserve Independent Living Center (WRILC)
Director: Pamela Davies
Website: http://www.wrilc.org
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Centers or The Deaf

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For information regarding the PCA program or Community Centers for the Deaf, contact Katie Scheetz at katie.scheetz@ood.ohio.gov