The DC Center for Independent Living

The DC Center for Independent Living Richard A. Simms, Executive Director The District of Columbia Center for Independent Living, Inc. (DCCIL) was established in April 1981 through Congressional Legislation to promote independent lifestyles for people with significant disabilities, assist persons with significant disabilities to meet their selected independent living goals and to mainstream people with disabilities into society.

As a non-profit, community based, consumer-controlled, cross disability center, DCCIL is directed by and assists persons with disabilities to lead independent, productive lives.

As a non-profit, community based, consumer-controlled, cross disability center, DCCIL is directed by and assists persons with disabilities to lead independent, productive lives.

Operating as usual

Per the DCHealth Twitter account @_DCHealth: Today's pediatric vaccination clinics are:📍 Janney ES (4130 Albermarle St N...
11/23/2021

Per the DCHealth Twitter account @_DCHealth: Today's pediatric vaccination clinics are:

📍 Janney ES (4130 Albermarle St NW)
📍 Friendship Ideal ES & MS (6130 N. Capitol St NW)
📍 Seaton ES (1503 10th St NW)
📍 LaSalle-Backus ES (501 Riggs Rd NE)

250 doses are available at every location. No appointment needed.

Per the DCHealth Twitter account @_DCHealth: Today's pediatric vaccination clinics are:

📍 Janney ES (4130 Albermarle St NW)
📍 Friendship Ideal ES & MS (6130 N. Capitol St NW)
📍 Seaton ES (1503 10th St NW)
📍 LaSalle-Backus ES (501 Riggs Rd NE)

250 doses are available at every location. No appointment needed.

Per Mayor Bowser’s Twitter account: Nov 23: The current wind chill values are in the mid 20's. These are anticipated to ...
11/23/2021

Per Mayor Bowser’s Twitter account: Nov 23: The current wind chill values are in the mid 20's. These are anticipated to rise above freezing after 11AM. Therefore, the District’s Hypothermia Alert will remain ON until 12PM.

If you see someone in need of shelter call:

📞 202-399-7093 or 311

The World of Possibilities Disability Expo is being held in PG County, MD this year, On October 23 2021. Visit here for ...
10/19/2021
Home 2 | Caring Communities presents World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo

The World of Possibilities Disability Expo is being held in PG County, MD this year, On October 23 2021.

Visit here for more information- https://expo.caringcommunities.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-8PTntvM8wIVyuDICh1XPQMgEAAYASAAEgIMNfD_BwE&v=ba43077c0ac9

Welcome to the Expo! The World of Possibilities Disabilities, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Expos are designed to bring people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, service providers and supporting agencies all together in one venue. Our Expos provide an opportunity for you to enhanc...

Good Morning DCCIL Family, The Mayor’s 14th Annual Disability and Diversity Awareness Expo is on October 27th at Martin ...
10/19/2021
2021 Mayor's Annual Disability & Diversity Awareness Expo

Good Morning DCCIL Family, The Mayor’s 14th Annual Disability and Diversity Awareness Expo is on October 27th at Martin Luther King Library . The Office of Disability Rights is organizing the event!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-mayors-annual-disability-diversity-awareness-expo-tickets-182975965037

The District of Columbia is home to over 116,000 people with disabilities, this event will celebrate, educate, and provide resources to all.

10/14/2021

DCCIL is offering DC residents with disabilities free rides to receive their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Call 202-388-0033 for assistance in scheduling.

Per Mayor Bowsers Twitter account here are today’s vaccination sites
09/07/2021

Per Mayor Bowsers Twitter account here are today’s vaccination sites

Per mayor Bowser’s Twitter account, please see today’s vaccination sites for Friday, August 13, 2021.
08/13/2021

Per mayor Bowser’s Twitter account, please see today’s vaccination sites for Friday, August 13, 2021.

As we slowly but surely transition back into the workplace it is important to use what we have learned for the better as...
07/23/2021
Could increasing telework make government employment more accessible? -- FCW

As we slowly but surely transition back into the workplace it is important to use what we have learned for the better as having employment be more accessible helps all parties.

https://fcw.com/articles/2021/07/08/alms-telework-accessibility.aspx?m=1

The pandemic pushed over half of the federal workforce into telework. Disability rights advocates say maintaining more access to telework could make the federal workspace more accessible.

Per the DC Department of health via their Twitter account @ _DCHealth : “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doin...
05/16/2021

Per the DC Department of health via their Twitter account @ _DCHealth : “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated.”

Please continue take proper care when moving about your community. We hope to be able to safely see our DCCIL family in person soon!

Per the DC Department of health via their Twitter account @ _DCHealth : “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated.”

Please continue take proper care when moving about your community. We hope to be able to safely see our DCCIL family in person soon!

The DCCIL has weekly classes for our consumers focused on a variety of different life areas such as health and wellness ...
04/28/2021
Home

The DCCIL has weekly classes for our consumers focused on a variety of different life areas such as health and wellness among many other services for people with disabilities in the district. for more information go to https://dccil.org

Our Mission We are a private non-profit organization that assists DC residents with significant disabilities to live independently in their homes and in their communities. Our Services Information and Referral DCCIL provides disability-specific information and referral

#DMV area residents & DCCIL Family, Please plan carefully if you’re attending and consider if it is ideal for you to att...
01/11/2021

#DMV area residents & DCCIL Family, Please plan carefully if you’re attending and consider if it is ideal for you to attend the inauguration in person before doing so.

#DMV area residents & DCCIL Family, Please plan carefully if you’re attending and consider if it is ideal for you to attend the inauguration in person before doing so.

There are some excellent opportunities to get involved in advocacy! The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Mora...
05/06/2020
Get on the Phones!

There are some excellent opportunities to get involved in advocacy! The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival needs volunteers for the 50 Days of Action leading to the Assembly and March on Washington for June 20, 2020.

From phone banking to sharing art, the ways to organize and help this campaign are endless! A link to phone bank and information more ways to take action below:

[poorpeoplescampaign.org/get-on-the-phones?link_id=2&can_id=87322b97f782ae37bfb24f6ead748a2a&source=email-ppc-ncmr-lets-get-active-online-this-week&email_referrer=email_794881&email_subject=stay-in-place-stay-alive-organize-a-call-for-moral-non-cooperation]

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/take-action/

It's time to get on the phones with the Poor People's Campaign and we need your help! Can you give a few hours a week? Sign up for a 30-minute training and we'll put you to work calling people in your state. We need to organize, organize, organize! Sign up for a 30-minute training by clicking one of

Applying for benefits? DC Hunger Solutions is offering assistance and fielding questions to apply for SNAP. Call (202)-6...
04/28/2020

Applying for benefits? DC Hunger Solutions is offering assistance and fielding questions to apply for SNAP. Call (202)-640-1088 to leave a voicemail or email [email protected].

Some information on WIC updates & COVID-19 Source: DC Hunger Solutions
04/21/2020

Some information on WIC updates & COVID-19

Source: DC Hunger Solutions

In Prince George's County:
04/15/2020

In Prince George's County:

From the Administration for Community Living; a message about being alert for disability discrimination during the COVID...
04/10/2020
Health Care Professionals: Safeguard Against Disability Discrimination During COVID-19

From the Administration for Community Living; a message about being alert for disability discrimination during the COVID crisis.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USACL/bulletins/285db14

The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities published a new fact sheet for health care professionals that describes best practices and legal requirements for health care when serving people with disabilities. The fact sheet is designed as a quick reference guide suitable for po...

ALERT! Key information on receiving federal economic impact payments;Main Points: Payments will begin to rollout within ...
04/08/2020
Attention DC Residents: What You Need to Know About the Federal Government's Economic Impact Payments — Capital Area Asset Builders

ALERT! Key information on receiving federal economic impact payments;

Main Points: Payments will begin to rollout within the next three months.

Some seniors & others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive payment.

Source: Capital Area Asset Builders

Who is eligible? Tax filers with gross income up to $75,000 for individuals & $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns.

https://bit.ly/2w9NTdN

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals in the greater DC region to build financial security, savings, and wealth for the future.

Hi AlllThe American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is rolling out an exciting new opportunity for young ...
04/07/2020
Fannie Lou Hamer Leadership Program - AAPD

Hi Alll

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is rolling out an exciting new opportunity for young (18-26) Black disabled activists in the field of increased voter registration.

https://www.aapd.com/advocacy/voting/hamerprogram/

The American Association of People with Disabilities and REV UP Texas are proud to announce the *new* date for POWER: A Disability & Election Summit. This event will take place on Monday, June 22, 2020 (the anniversary of the Olmstead v L.C. decision) in Austin, Texas.

The Kennedy Center is offering a free webinar on handling this difficult time through arts education. Feel free to join!
03/31/2020

The Kennedy Center is offering a free webinar on handling this difficult time through arts education. Feel free to join!

03/26/2020
03/24/2020

IMPORTANT FOOD& SERVICE PROVIDERS PROGRAMMING UPDATES EFFECTIVE THURSDAY MARCH 24. (3/24)

Miriam’s Kitchen: Breakfast from 7 to 8 AM
Dinner from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. half-hour reduction in morning service.
All volunteer shifts canceled, which will mean losing b/w 12 to 15 volunteers per food service. All operations to be moved outdoors to an adjoining courtyard outside its main entrance. The courtyard will include a trailer with bathrooms and tents for food service and case management, and is expected to open on Monday, March 16,
Over the coming weeks, Miriam’s Kitchen could see up to a 50% reduction in staff capacity across its programming.

McKenna Center
Will provide homeless lunches

Martha’s Table:
Will continue providing groceries, pre-packaged meals and other essential resources at its Northwest and Southeast D.C., locations. The organization’s education centers at those locations will be closed from March 17 until April 3.

Bread for the City in S.E.- Closed pending an office move.
Bread for the City in B.W.-Open for emergency package food

Catholic Charities is open for emergency needs (food and hygienic supplies) also accepts donations.

CCNV Shelter -Currently full

Unity Health Care is open for Medicaid, Medicare Application, medical needs.

Whitman Walker Clinic-Open

Washington Legal Clinic- Open on reduced schedule.

So Others May Eat Program- Open

03/13/2020

In response to the DC Mayor’s office declaring both a state of emergency and a public health crisis, DCCIL employees will be telecommuting from March 16-March 31, Monday through Friday, from the hours of 9 am-5 pm. IL services to consumers will continue remotely in the following ways:

All staff have been set-up to access email and CIL Suite (our data collection system)

Independent Living Specialists (ILS) will be available to provide new intakes via phone

ILS will be available to answer questions from their existing consumers

All other questions or service related issues will be directed to [email protected] or via our business continuity line at 202-753-6300

Happy Birthday to the Queen!
02/18/2020

Happy Birthday to the Queen!

Great presentation on the predatory practices of debt collection in the District and the amazing work being done by the ...
02/07/2020

Great presentation on the predatory practices of debt collection in the District and the amazing work being done by the folks at Tzedek DC.

Our Gallogly Fellow Marissa Ditkowsky presented to
The DC Center for Independent Living today on Tzedek DC's Disabilities Community Project's work advocating for people with #disabilities in #debt and #credit matters.

#disabilityjustice #disabilityrights #debtcollection #independentliving

The Marion Barry Summer Youth employment program will be accepting applications starting tomorrow January 31st and will ...
01/30/2020

The Marion Barry Summer Youth employment program will be accepting applications starting tomorrow January 31st and will close February 29. Don't forget to get those applications in early!

On this day, we remember and take heart in Dr. King's eternal message of love, and service.
01/20/2020

On this day, we remember and take heart in Dr. King's eternal message of love, and service.

Address

2600 12th St NE
Washington D.C., DC
20018

General information

Main Office Location - 1400 Florida Ave. NE Suite 3A Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 388-0033 Anacostia Satellite Location - ACIL at the Hill Center 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Suite 315 Washington, DC 20003 Phone: (202) 889-5802 Northwest Satellite Location - 2901 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 (on the Ground Floor of The Greater Washington Urban League) Phone: (202) 280-6899 Youth Outreach Program: One of DCCIL's goals is to reach out to young adults who are residents of the District of Columbia and help them meet their Independent Living goals.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(202) 388-0033

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The District of Columbia Center for Independent Living, Inc. (DCCIL) was established in April of 1981 through Congressional Legislation to promote independent lifestyles for individuals with significant disabilities, to assist a person with significant disabilities in meeting their selected independent living goals, and to help mainstream people with disabilities into society. As a non-profit, community-based, consumer-controlled, cross-disability organization; the DCCIL is directed by and assists persons with disabilities in leading independent, productive lives.

Our Mission: To maximize leadership, empowerment, and independance for individuals with significant disabilities by working to intergrate and create opprotunities for these citizens to be mainstreamed into society.

DCCIL's Five Core Independent Living Services are:

1. Independent Living Skills Training - Developing skills in personal care, coping, financial management, education, community living and participating in community activities. 2. Peer Counseling Services Counseling and Information haring - to enhance positive independent living outcomes to consumers by other persons with disabilities. 3. Advocacy/Legal Services - Assisting people to obtain benefits, rights, services and programs to which they are entitled. 4. Information and Referral Services - Providing people with information where they might obtain benefits, rights, services and programs to which they are entitled. 5. Transition Services - Under the WIOA Act of 2014 providing vocational/employment IL Skills Traning to youth and young adults with disabilities to prepare them for the workforce. Also, for those individuals who are transitioning out of nursing homes and back into their communities live independent and fulfilling lives

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Hey there what`s new and how ya do checking on Services peace
Good morning Happy Halloween everyone let`s have a safe one.
On the advocacy front the Congress has not incresed or decreased it contritution for IL services. If you want to become involved in one of the 10 national commities join NCIL Membership is only $35.which is a requirement for the committees