about us

Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and created by the Federal Rehabilitation Act, Independent Living Centers grew out of a movement by people with disabilities for self-determination and self-advocacy over every aspect of their lives. Oregon CILs are consumer-driven, cross-disability, not-for-profit organizations providing peer-delivered services that are unique in the world of human services. CILs are governed and operated by a board and staff comprised of a majority of people with disabilities.

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“Just remember as we do this. One life impacted big or small, one life altered for the positive, one life forever potentially saved through our time spent listening and caring and finding support, is worth every moment we spend doing what we do. We are people, helping a real person. Be proud of that.”

Travis Forrest, Executive Director

Emily Davis

We provide services Monday through Friday:  9am-5pm, based on appointment.