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Independent Living Services

The purpose of Independent Living 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.

Services include: independent living skills training, personal assistance services, housing assistance, transportation assistance, social and recreational activities, community awareness and education, self and systems advocacy, peer counseling, information and referral, community education, technical assistance to businesses and local governments, and other services as appropriate.

The Independent Living State Plan is jointly developed by the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) and North Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation (NDVR) and is signed by both the President of the SILC and the Director of NDVR. The above link is the current 3 - Year State Plan which is in effect from October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2004. The State plan preprint, which contains all of the legal requirements for Independent Living Services is available upon request .

Questions, comments or requests for additional information can be directed to any of the Centers for Independent Living listed below or by contacting:

ND Rehabilitation Consulting & Services
1237 W. Divide Ave. Suite 1B
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-328-8950
Toll Free: 800-755-2745


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

Dickinson Branch:
40 1st Avenue West
Park Square Mall
Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone: (701) 483-4363

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

Freedom Resource Center For Independent Living
2701 9th Avenue SW
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone (Voice/TTY): (701) 478-0459
Toll Free: (800) 450-0459

Jamestown Branch:
Phone: (701) 252-4693

Independence, Inc. Center For Independent Living
300 3rd Avenue SW, Suite F
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: (701) 839-4724
TTY: (701) 839-6561
Toll Free: (800) 377-5114


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