ComEd Energy Ambassador Program

The Com Ed Energy Force Ambassador Program has been partnering with NICIL since 2017. This unique, one-of-a-kind program places an Ambassador with the NICIL team at most community events.

Outreach and Community Engagement

Educating a world focused on beauty and perfection is hard. Add trying to educate the world about people with disabilities is a challenge. Center for Independent Living (CIL’s) were designed for this challenge! Part of what we’re dedicated to accomplishing is educating people on people! We have developed a wide variety of educational programs and […]

Fast Track and Education Services

We at NICIL are very excited about our services and programs! Fast Track has been around for six (6) years through the Department of Human Services under the Division of Rehabilitation Services. NICIL has analyzed the process and reviewed our notes, discussed, and determined how we can use Fast Track to support transitional students. Fast […]

Personal Assistant Program

The Home Services Program (HSP) offers individuals with disabilities who are at risk of unnecessary institutionalization the alternative of in-home assistance where home care doesn’t exceed the cost of a health care facility. HSP does provide an option that addresses needs and preferences which allow the individual to enhance his/her abilities and leads to a […]

Community Reintegration

Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living (NICIL) Community Reintegration Program {CRP} is designed to reintegrate individuals between the ages of 18 and 59 who are interested in moving back into the community from a nursing facility setting. This program is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services – Division of Rehabilitation Services {DHS/DRS}, and […]

Independent Living Program

Living independently means different things to people. For some, it is the freedom and ability to make choices on how to live their life. For others, it may mean living free from the restraints of institutional care. No matter the definition, the choice to live as one chooses is the basis of the Independent Living […]