Established in 1990, the Florida Assocation of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) is a capacity building advocacy organization that provides support and resource development for 15 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) throughout Florida. CILS are 501(c)(3), community-based, non-profit agencies that empower persons with disabilities to move from dependence to independence.
When FACIL serves the Centers for Independent Living it serves a greater purpose: the independent living movement in Florida. FACIL is a membership organization, created, driven and expanded by members who look beyond the catchment area that they serve to a wider horizon and to a higher goal: the advocacy and service mission to which they've pledged their work. Also, through FACIL, members share best practices, brainstorm ideas, find solutions and through this effort and unity the independent living movement grows stronger.
What We Do
The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living provides an array of services to its member CILs:
Legislative and systems change advocacy for CILs and for persons with disabilities.