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Independent Living

The purpose of Independent Living (IL) services is to eliminate barriers and provide assistance to individuals with disabilities so they can live and work more independently in their homes and communities. IL Principles include Consumer Control, Consumer Needs-Based, Individualized Services, Community Based Services and Equal Opportunity.

North Dakota has 4 Centers for Independent Living (CIL's) that provide IL services to individuals with disabilities of all ages.

All CIL's provide the following Core Services:

  • independent living skills training
  • peer support
  • individual and systems advocacy and
  • information and referral,

CIL's also provide additional services as determined by consumer identified needs in their service area. The services may include;

  • personal assistance services,
  • housing assistance,
  • transportation assistance,
  • social and recreational activities,
  • community awareness and education,
  • technical assistance to businesses and local governments

The Independent Living State Plan is jointly developed by the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) and DVR. The current 3 - Year Title VII IL State Plan is in effect from October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010.

Questions, comments or requests for additional information may be directed to DVR or these Centers for Independent Living:

  • Dakota Center for Independent Living
    3111 East Broadway Avenue
    Bismarck, ND 58501
    Phone (Voice/TTY): 701-222-3636
    Toll Free: (800) 489-5013
    dcil@dakotacil.org
    • Dickinson Branch:
      26 1st Street East Suite 103
      Dickinson, ND 58601
      Phone: 701-483-4363
      dcilol@ndsupernet.com
  • Options Resource Center for Independent Living
    318 3rd Street NW
    East Grand Forks, MN 56721
    Phone (Voice/TTY): 218-773-6100
    Toll Free: 800-726-3692
    options@myoptions.info
  • Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living
    2701 9th Avenue SW
    Fargo, ND 58103
    Phone (Voice/TTY): 701-478-0459
    Toll Free: 800-450-0459
    freedom@freedomrc.org
    • Jamestown Branch
      Jamestown Business Ctr., Ste 226
      Jamestown, ND 58401
      Phone: 701-252-4693
  • Independence, Inc. Center for Independent Living
    300 3rd Avenue SW, Suite F
    Phone: 701-839-4724
    TTY: 701-839-6561
    Toll Free: 800-377-5114
    independencecil@independencecil.org
 

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