Cooking dinner, balancing a check book, completing a grocery list, getting to work, going to the doctor, conversing with strangers, keeping a job, using your phone, completing school, getting in and out of your home, making coffee…all of these tasks become infinitely more difficult when you have physical or learning disabilities.
These challenges frequently mean those of us with disabilities have to depend on others. While some of that is unavoidable, most individuals with disabilities don’t want to depend on other people for everything. The CIL provides a support network and access to the tools that empower people with disabilities to create independence for themselves.
Through advocacy and services like independent living skills training, navigating people to available services, sign language interpreting, ramp construction, employment services, youth programs and peer support, the CILNCF makes real life changes to thousands of residents of our area.
You can be a part of that network. You can help individuals with disabilities build strong, healthy, vibrant lives for themselves.
There’s more than one way to make a contribution to the CILNCF:
Make a Donation
For 40 years, the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida has been empowering people with disabilities to exert their individual right to live as independently as possible, make personal life choices and achieve full community inclusion. Last year alone, we served nearly 2,500 consumers; improving the day-to-day lives of individuals with disabilities right here in our community.
Your tax deductible donation will help enhance our services and enable us to provide even more! Make a difference today:
Contribute Your Time
We are always on the lookout for helpful volunteers! From ramp construction projects to offering internship opportunities for a High School High Tech student, if you or your organization can volunteer your time please contact us today!
There are many opportunities for your business or organization to partner with the CILNCF. Contact Amy Feutz or Tony Delisle at (352) 378-7474 for more information.
Our Center is a 501(c)(3) Private Not-For-Profit Organization, headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. We are committed to the Principles of the Independent Living Philosophy, are staffed by a majority of people with disAbilities and have provided services at no cost to consumers for 35 years.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Registration number CH8095.
What can your financial contribution provide?
$25 – Provides supplies for Independent Living Skills classes or bus passes for a week.
$50 – Provides a full tank of gas for a consumer with transportation needs.
$75 – Provides an outfit and shoes for a consumer who has an upcoming job interview.
$100 – Provides a bicycle for a consumer who needs transportation to work.
$250 – Provides payment toward manual and power wheelchair repairs for our Durable Medical Equipment Closet.
$400 – Provides 2 summer internship stipends for our High School High Tech students.
$500 – Provides payment towards utilities or rent for a consumer in need.
$1000 – Provides payment toward ramp supplies for a person with a disability who can no longer independently access their own home.