Welcome to Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living (VACIL)

What is a CIL?

A CIL is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential, private, non-profit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services which are described in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

VACIL’s Purpose

VACIL is a statewide association of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) that advocates for the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society. The association also promotes the professional development, improvement, and expansion of community-based, consumer-controlled CILs, and promotes community education throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Areas We Serve

Click here or on the map below for a directory of all the CILs in Virginia.

A map of CILs in Virginia

VACIL’s Mission

“People with disabilities will have a community-based consumer-directed service delivery system.”

Our Core Services


Advocacy for persons with disabilities

Skills Training

Skills Training for persons with disabilities

Peer Mentoring

CIL peer counseling

Information & Referral

Informatin and referral for persons with disabilities

Transition Services

Female Support Worker Visits Senior Man At Home