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What is a CIL?

Since Liberty Resources is a consumer-controlled organization, consumers are encouraged to express complaints or concerns at any time.

Liberty Resources is one of over 400 independent living centers nationwide. All centers are consumer controlled; that is, a majority of the governing Board and staff are people with disabilities. Centers for Independent Living must provide assistance without regard to disability type and respond to the unique needs of people with disabilities within their communities. Like all Centers for Independent Living, Liberty Resources enables persons with disabilities to live self-sufficiently in a manner of their own choosing by providing individuals with a menu of services. Core services which must be offered by each center are:

  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • Transitioning/ Youth Services
  • Information and Referral
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Peer Support
Established in 1980, Liberty Resources was one of the first Centers for Independent Living in Pennsylvania.

Liberty Resources, Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board was established in 1982 when Liberty Resources, Inc. became an independent and self-governing entity. The Board is controlled by Persons with Disabilities and is responsible for establishing plans, policies, and goals for the Center. The Chief Executive Officer is directly accountable to the Board and, on its behalf, the Executive Committee of the Board. The Board meets periodically at Liberty Resources and staff will be notified of the time and date of such meetings.

All Board meetings are open to the public unless a matter requiring confidentiality is being considered.

Mission Statement
Liberty Resources, Philadelphia’s Center for Independent Living, advocates with disabled people, individually and collectively, to ensure our civil rights and equal access to all aspects of life in the community.