NC Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living are non-residential, community-based organizations, governed and staffed by people with disabilities, that offer a wide variety of services to consumers with disabilities and those who support them. What makes a Center for Independent Living unique is the peer-to-peer relationship provided, where people with disabilities act as mentors for other people with disabilities, showing them by example how to help themselves and to live independently.

The 5 core services that CILs provide are:

  • Individual Advocacy and Systems Advocacy
  • Peer Counseling (Peer Support)
  • Information and Referral (I&R)
  • Independent Living (IL) Skills Training
  • Transition Services
    • Nursing Home/Institutional Setting Prevention
    • Youth (ages 14-29) -Exploring Opportunities Beyond High School

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Outside of North Carolina

All CILs provides the core services listed above, however some CILs may provide other services that vary from one center to another. For more information contact the center nearest you.

Find a CIL outside of the state of NC.


Alliance of Disability Advocates, Raleigh

Serving the counties of Beaufort, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange, Pitt, Wake  and Wilson

Contact Info:
Vicki Smith, Executive Director
3725 National Drive, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC  27612

919-833-1117 (Voice)
919-833-1171 (TTY)

Alliance of Disability Advocates

Disability Advocacy Center, Greensboro

Serving the counties of Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham

Contact Info:
Shana Asycue, Executive Director
1903 Ashwood Court Ste F
Greensboro, NC  27455

336-419-0784 (Voice)

Disability Advocacy Center

Disability Partners, Asheville

Serving the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania

Contact Info:

Charles Oaks, Executive Director
Eva Reynolds,  Program Director

108 New Leicester Highway
Asheville, NC 28806
828–298–1977  (Voice)

Disability Partners

Disability Partners, Sylva

Serving the counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain

Contact Info:

Charles Oaks, Executive Director

525 Mineral Springs Drive
Sylva, NC 28779

828-631-1167 (Voice)

Disability Partners

disAbility Resource Center (dRC)

Serving the counties of Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender and  Onlsow

Contact Info:

Ashlei McFadden, Executive Director

5041 New Centre Drive, Suite 108
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-815-6618 (Voice)

Disability Resource Center

Disability Rights & Resources, Charlotte

Serving the counties of Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union

Contact Info:

Samantha Nevins, Executive Director

5801 Executive Center Drive, Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28212

704-537-0550 (Voice)

Disability Rigths and Resources

Solutions for Independence, Winston-Salem

Serving the counties of Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin

Contact Info:

Mark Steele, Executive Director

7744 North Point Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC  27106

336-767-7060 (Voice)

Solutions for Independence

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