CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (CILS)
Access to Independence
Access to Independence, is a federally funded Center for Independent Living (CIL). CILs are non-residential, non-profit organizations run by people with disabilities for all people with disabilities, in any age group. We currently provide our free services on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
Our mission is to promote full participation of people with disabilities; to help them maximize their independence and fully integrate them into the community.
At the center of the Independent Living Movement, are people with disabilities advocating for systematic change regarding the human and civil rights of all people with disabilities. As we often say, “nothing about us without us.”
Aloha Independent Living Hawaii
Aloha Independent Living Hawaii (AILH) is a 501(c) (3) grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is dedicated to providing independent living programs and services for persons with disabilities in Hawaii. AILH provides the following services on all islands: Information and Referral, Peer Counseling, Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, and Transition.
OTHER HAWAII INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICE PROVIDERS
Signs of Self
Signs of Self provides services for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind and empowers them to live as independently as possible, to control their own lives, and increase opportunities and choices through provision of direct services, peer advocacy and community education.
Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation administers three programs (Statewide Independent Living Council, State Rehabilitation Council and Ho’opono Services for the Blind) to provide for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities to secure employment and to lead full and productive lives.