Core Services

Mandated by the Federal Government, all Centers for Independent Living (CIL) provide four core services to
individuals with disabilities.

  • Advocacy – giving aid to a cause; active verbal support for a cause or position.
  • Peer Support & Mentoring – talking to a person with a disability who can understand and encourage you in your decision-making and quest for independence.
  • Independent Living Skills Training – individual and group training in areas such as job readiness, home management, parenting, transportation, healthcare and other areas as needed.
  • Additional services: Durable Medical Equipment Program – this program provides for the purchase, loan and/or repair of durable medical equipment including manual and power wheelchairs, crutches, shower benches and chairs and walkers. Barrier removal services to remove architectural barriers to enable people with disabilities to access their home and community. Other services include ADA accessibility surveys, assistive listening devices such as door bell alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing, recreational & social opportunities, and educational and training events for individuals with disabilities.
  • Information & Referral – learn about community resources and how to connect with valuable services to achieve your goals towards community independence.

Please contact Self Reliance Center for Independent Living (CIL) for information and access to services.

Telephone: 813 375 3965

Information: TTY: 813 375 3972

Videophone: For Videophone owners call direct at 813-402-0330

Email: gmartoccio@self-reliance.org

Anyone can receive information and referral services and people with disabilities can access services through an intake process. Please contact Self Reliance by telephone, video phone, mail, email or in person to schedule an intake appointment that is convenient for you. There are no charges for services but Funders and Grantors may have income, asset and residency requirements for the services they fund. As an agency of last resort Self Reliance does serve those in most need and have no other means to access programs and services. Some Funders may require documentation of disability and need and any person requesting the purchase and/or repair of durable medical equipment must have a prescription from a medical provider.