Independent Living Services

In Georgia and throughout America, the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide training, coaching and resources to individuals experiencing barriers to independent living due to one or more disabilities.

In Georgia, CILs and their service providers can be found in the following cities:

City Resource
Athens Multiple Choices
Atlanta disABILITY Link
Augusta Walton Options for Independent Living
Bainbridge Bainbridge Individual Advocacy Network
Columbus Access 2 Independence
Demorest Disability Resource Center
Macon Disability Connections
Rome Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living
Savannah Living Independence for Everyone


The state has designated the GVRA to oversee federal funding for the CILs and work closely with the State Independent Living Council (SILC) and the nine participating CILs to execute the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).

Services and Activities

The CILs offer counseling, including psychological, psychotherapeutic, and related services, as well as community and group living, and adaptive housing services, in addition to

  • Information and referral
  • Independent living skills training
  • Peer counseling 
  • Advocacy
  • Transition services for those moving from nursing homes and other institutions to the community,
  • Assistance for those at risk of entering institutions
  • Transition support for youth seeking post-secondary education. 



Vocational Rehabilitation Services