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NICIL is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL) that emulates the Independent Living Philosophy with a mission that promotes an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. We service the following Illinois counties: Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties since 1985.


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Action for Advocacy

Illinois COVID 19 Response Funds (ICRF)

NICIL has been awarded as a recipient of a small amount of funds to use for distribution as part of the Illinois COVID 19 Response Funds (ICRF). The target audience for this distribution is for individuals with disabilities to support gaps in needs due specifically to COVID 19.

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Classes Scheduled every month!

Classes Scheduled every month!

Our Personal Assistant (PA) Orientation prepares you for a new career as a Personal Assistant, one of the most rewarding jobs that an individual can have. Classes happen frequently (generally every month) but advance application is required. PA duties are not only rewarding but earn $13 per hour and healthcare benefits. To see the schedule of our next class, click here to begin the path to your new career!

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Help Us Help Others

Our pledge is to cordially assist all persons with disabilities in an efficient compassionate and compliant manner while seeking out agency growth opportunities.