Empowering people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.

Who We Serve  

We work with people of all ages — from children who might have a disability to senior citizens. We assist people who have a wide variety of disabilities, including physical, cognitive, visual, auditory and mental/emotional.


What Is A Center For Independent Living?

A Center for Independent Living is a nonprofit, community-based agency that provides five core services: advocacy, independent living, information and referral, peer consultation and transition.


Bloom Café

Bloom Café serves a fresh take on casual dining while helping people with disabilities grow their independence through a unique job training program. The café is open from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.


From an accessible health and wellness center to interpreter services, we will help you find a solution.

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On The Blog

2020 Census

You probably know by now that 2020 is a census year. The census is a survey of every household conducted by the US Census Bureau. The federal government is required by the United States Constitution to do this survey every 10 years. 2020 is the first year the census is available online, in addition to…

Action Required: Federal Medical Assistance Percentage Increase Request

Last week, we reported that there were no increases or cuts to Consumer Directed Services providers or Centers for Independent Living in the FY 2021 budget. This is still true; however, providers and CILs will struggle to adequately provide services to people with disabilities without a rate increase. You can help secure a potential increase…

#WeAreEssential Week 4 – The Danger of Institutions

This week we are refocusing our attention on the importance of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). One of the most important services Centers for Independent Living, like Paraquad, provides is transition services for individuals who are living in nursing homes or other institutions but would like to live independently in the community. COVID-19 is…