About us

Spokane Center for Independent Living evolved from a support group that was formed in 1981 by a small group of individuals with varying disabilities. In April 1998, SCIL was established as a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization and became Spokane’s consumer-driven, consumer-controlled, grassroots Center for Independent Living with a staff and Board of Directors comprised of at least 51% persons with disabilities. For 30 years, SCIL has worked with consumers to promote their independence in the community.

Our Team

Front Desk Ext. 100

Bill Kane – Executive Director Ext. 102

Levi Swartz – Independent Living Advocate Ext. 105

Tia Tague – Independent Living Advocate Ext. 106

Marie Fitzpatrick – Office Manager Ext. 107

Kim Marshall– Independent Living Advocate Ext. 108

Patty Severud – HOPWA program Ext. 109

Board of Directors

Ann Farnsworth – Chairman

Patrick Schmidt – Vice Chair

Trincy Hawkins – Treasurer

Vacant – Secretary

Patty Irvin – Member

Bruce Rafford – Member

Andrea Goddard – Member

Sabrina Ryan-Helton – Member

Cody Thueringer – Member

Meetings are held at our offices the first Saturday of every month at noon. Public is welcome.”

  • 8817 East Mission Avenue #106, Spokane Valley, WA
  • info@scilwa.org
  • (509) 326-6355

"Personally, I feel that is the primary source of SCIL’s strength: the fact that all peoples from all cultures are working and receiving programs and services at our Center. Thus, we are able to benefit from the perspectives and experiences of all who walk through our doors to improve the way we conduct business. While those from more traditional agencies may find it daunting, we feel it’s an exciting challenge for us to bring our peer philosophy to newly arrived consumers who still have old-world beliefs that disabilities bar them from most of life. "

William D. Kane

SCIL Executive Director

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