The mission of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Hawaii (SILC) is to promote independent living and the integration of persons with disabilities into the community and to aid individuals in achieving their goals and basic human rights.
Statewide Independent Living Council of Hawaii (SILC):
Statewide Independent Living Council of Hawaii (SILC) has council members that are appointed by the Governor. The majority of council members are persons with disabilities from communities statewide. The SILC is a not for profit, non-Governmental, consumer-controlled organization. The SILC works closely with Centers for Independent Living (CILs), the Designated State Entity (DSE) and consumers statewide to develop the three year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) as required by the Rehab Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. The council supports the independent living philosophy for everyone especially people with disabilities who expect equal access to employment, social, economic and political opportunities in their communities. The council also provides support and technical assistance to CILs in Hawaii.
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Community Needs Assessment 2023
UPDATE: March 23, 2020:
Due to the COVID-19, all meetings until further notice will be by teleconference. Please call the SILC office for additional information @ 808-249-2545 or by email to the SILC @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILC Council Members
Judy Guajardo – Chair
Roxanne Bolden – Vice Chair
Linda Lambrecht – Secretary
Laura Tobosa – Treasurer