The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) empowers, educates, and supports people with all types of disabilities so they can live and work independently and achieve their dreams.
What sets LVCIL apart is that greater than 51% of its board, management, and staff are people with disabilities themselves. This ensures that people with disabilities are involved in all areas of the organization- from the development of new programs to the oversight of existing ones.
Founded in 1990, LVCIL provides the following core services to its consumers: Peer Support, Information and Referral, Advocacy, and Independent Living Skills Education. In addition, LVCIL has developed specialized programs and services to meet the unique needs of Lehigh Valley residents with disabilities. These include: Housing Counseling, 24-Hour Sign Language Interpreter Services, Job Skills Training & Jon Coaching, Post-Secondary Transition Support for Youth, Waiver Supports Coordination, Adaptive Sports Programming, and ADA Training & Consulting.