Welcome to the Center for Independent Living of South Florida website!
Are you a Visionary?
We are asking you to donate this year and join the Circle of Visionaries. For more information click here. The need in the disability community is growing faster than our resources. Despite many successes, more people with disabilities are falling through the cracks, sinking deeper into poverty from which they can’t escape without help. We know with your help we can throw them a lifeline to help them climb out. If you believe as we do that everyone with a disability deserves to be treated as an equal member of society then please consider joining our Circle of Visionaries.
Save the Date! The Center for Independent Living joins Give Miami Day on November 20, 2013.
We are getting ready to participate in one of the most innovative philanthropic initiatives in South Florida – Give Miami Day, and we are counting on you to help us raise awareness and funds for our programs. Save the date: November 20, 2013.
What is Give Miami Day?
Give Miami Day is a unique, 24-hour online giving event that allows individuals in our community an opportunity to build a greater Miami by making a charitable gift to a local nonprofit. All gifts will be processed through GiveMiamiDay.org.
During our inaugural Give Miami Day on December 12, 2012, Miami ignited a movement that had never been tested in our community before. The result was more than $1.2 million raised for 300 nonprofit organizations. Almost 5,000 donors spanning the city, nation and globe joined the effort. See more at: http://miamifoundation.org/givemiamiday#sthash.bGud7KK0.dpuf
This event is open to the public. Anyone who wishes to participate can make a secure donation by debit or credit card at GiveMiamiDay.org during the 24-hour donation period.
Where is Give Miami Day Taking Place?
Give Miami Day is an online event in which all activity will take place via GiveMiamiDay.org. Within the 24-hour donation period, news and updates will be posted regularly to social media sites at facebook.com/themiamifoundation and twitter.com/miamifoundation.
Center for Independent Living of South Florida empowers people with disabilities of all ages to reach their highest level of achievement and advocates for equality, access, inclusion, independence, and choice for children and adults with disabilities.
Your gift enables us to offer an array of programs and services such as: employment, education, recreation, training, peer support, tutoring, adaptive equipment, advocacy, computer training, transportation, independent living skills, and housing to people with disabilities of all ages. These services enable individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community with and without supports.
Who is eligible for our services? Anyone with a disability is welcome here.
If you’re a person with a disability of any age, you’ve come to the right place. We have what you need or we can help you find it. If you want advice, services, referrals, or help navigating the complex and confusing system of disability resources, we offer a staff composed mostly of people with different disabilities who can point you in the right direction because they have been successful advocating for themselves.
Communication is the key to our success. Our staff speaks Spanish, Creole, English, and American Sign Language. We provide our written information in Braille, large print, audiotape, and electronic format upon request.
If you have a question, concern, or comment, call 305-751-8025 (voice), 305-751-8891 (TDD), or email: email@example.com.
Anyone with a disability is welcome here. Our services are free of charge to persons with disabilities. We help people with physical, sensory (deafness, blindness), intellectual, mental/emotional, or environmental disabilities, regardless of age or income.
The term “disability” means, with respect to an individual -
(A) A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual;
(B) A record of such an impairment; or
(C) Being regarded as having such an impairment.
If an individual meets any one of these three tests, he or she is considered to be an individual with a disability for purposes of coverage under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
What is a Center for Independent Living?
A CIL IS:
- A 501(c)(3) charitable organization
- managed and staffed by people with disabilities, and
- dedicated to serving people of all ages and types of disabilities and their families.
Center for Independent Living of South Florida main headquarters.
The headquarters of the Center for Independent Living of South Florida is located on the corner of N.E. 67th Street and Biscayne Boulevard in a 15,000 square foot, fully accessible building on Miami’s Upper Eastside in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The building is composed of offices and training rooms.
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Center for Independent Living of
South Florida, Inc.
6660 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami FL 33138
(305) 751-8025 VOICE
(305) 751-8891 TDD
(305) 751-8944 FAX
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1601 Northeast 164 Street
North Miami Beach FL 33162
(305) 354-4454 VOICE
(305) 354-4425 TDD
(305) 354-4426 FAX