CORD evolved from a support group that was formed in 1981 by a small group of individuals with varying disabilities. In April 1998, CORD was established as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and became Spokane’s consumer-driven, consumer-controlled, grassroots Center for Independent Living (CIL) with a staff and Board of Directors consisting of at least 51% persons with disabilities. For 26 years, CORD worked with consumers to promote their independence in the community
In 2015, With input from our consumers, community partners, and key stakeholders, the Board of Directors voted to make a new beginning with the birth of the Spokane Center for Independent Living (SCIL).
Nonprofit organization number 91-1412690