Spokane Center for Independent Living

We empower Americans with disabilities to make
their own decisions to live independently.

"We never tire of sharing the emotionally uplifting moment when such a person realizes that peers in wheelchairs, who are deaf, or blind, are the people teaching them so much. Such as, how to navigate our bureaucratic systems; how to prepare for a job; and, more importantly, that people with disabilities do not have to face a life of being cared for, but can get out there, themselves, work for a living, and raise a family."

William D. Kane
scil Executive Director

Our Mission

Spokane Center For Independent Living (SCIL) is a peer driven, multi-cultural organization enhancing the lives of people with disabilities in Eastern Washington through innovative approaches.

Our Vision

Spokane Center For Independent Living exists to empower people with disabilities to be self reliant and self determined and to advocate for their continued participation in society.

why we started scil

SCIL is based on the philosophy that people with disabilities have skills, determination, specific abilities, creativity and a passion for life. However, many are unable to participate fully due to attitudinal or/and physical barriers in our communities where many barriers remain.

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