The IVCIL Mission
The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living advocates with compassion for the dignity and rights of people with disabilities and their families in our service area (LaSalle, Marshall, Bureau, Putnam, and Stark Counties). We understand it is our consumer’s right to choose what is best for themselves and their families. Our goal is equal access for all: to services, to employment, and to the benefits our society offers. We encourage our consumers to live their lives to their fullest potential.
What does Independent Living mean?
Who We Are
The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living (IVCIL) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization that assists persons with disabilities in opening doors to their independence. We provide services for persons with disabilities, their families, and the community in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark counties.
What We Have Accomplished
We have moved 45 people out of nursing homes into the community since 2006, helped 32 people obtain services at home and avoid being placed in a nursing home over the past two years, secured sign language interpreters for 48 appointments or meetings in the past 6 months, advocated in 68 special education meetings at schools, to help ensure students with special needs get an appropriate education, in the last year, and supplied free loans of equipment to 80 area residents in need during the past year.
Visit our YouTube channel, IVCIL Education Station, to to learn lessons about a variety of subjects related to being more independent.
Resources for Independence
We can provide you with the information, support and resources that you need to remain independent or become more independent.