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Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living (SICIL)

Last Update:10/19/2017
Address:1490 W. Main St.
Mitchell, IN 47446
Toll Free:800-845-6914
The Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living (SICIL) is a consumer-controlled, community based, cross disability, non-residential and not-for-profit organization that promotes and practices the philosophy of independent living
Program Description
Independent Living is the right of all people, regardless of their capabilities, to control and direct their own lives and to participate fully and meaningfully as equal members of society. This philosophy is a response to the existing community barriers, low expectations, stigma, prejudice, discrimination and other social and political restrictions, which tend to limit persons with disabilities from fully participating in their communities.

Are you living with a disability? Do you want to live the most independent life possible but you are not sure where to start? SICIL, has experienced coordinators responsible for each county in our service area and are prepared to be an guide on your road to independence. Since 1995, we have helped individuals with disabilities and aged related conditions live independently in the community. With the right guidance, we will advocate on your behalf, and assist you in accessing the programs you need to live on your own terms.
  • Individual Services Advocacy – Guidance in self-advocacy on issues, benefits counseling, landlord/tenant disputes and general/legal referrals.
  • Peer Support – Building skills and knowledge with interpersonal, family, social, financial and interagency services. Bringing increased trust and reducing isolation.
  • Housing – Information about housing resources in the community.
  • Crisis Services – Assistance in applying for various benefits, referrals for food and shelter.
  • Information & Referral – Provides clients with assistance in utilizing needed services in the community.
  • Assistive Technology - Providing the client with options to obtain evaluations in high/low technology, leading toward independent living and employment.
  • Transitions - Institutional Transition, for consumers who have continuously resided in a health care facility for at least three months, to successfully transition to a community living arrangement. Youth Transitions, work with parents and children with an IEP to help them to have a plan for transitions through school to college or employment and a successful independent life.
  • Systems Advocacy - Efforts to affect legislation, policies, and laws for changes in the system, through a partnership with the consumers, the community and law makers.
  • Employment - can assist with resume, completing applications and referrals to employment agencies, Vocational Rehabilitation and Work One.
  • Independent Living Skills Training – Strengthening the ability of the consumer to live independently, including classes on meal planning and preparation, money management, mobility and safety in the community and at home, self-care and social skills.
No charge
American with Disabilities Act/ADA Resources
Disability Rights/Issues
Independent Living
Information & Referral
Counties Serviced
7172 Graham Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail:

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