Welcome to IVCIL

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IVCIL'S SERVICES VIDEO (Click the link on the left to watch a short video about IVCIL)

The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living (IVCIL) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization that assists persons with disabilities in opening doors to their independence. IVCIL provides services for persons with disabilities, their families, and the community in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark counties.




  • Moved 45 people out of nursing homes into the community since 2006.
  • Helped 32  people obtain services at home and avoid being placed in a nursing home over the past two years
  • Secured sign language interpreters for 48 appointments or meetings in the past 6 months.
  • Advocated in 68 special education meetings at  schools, to help ensure students with special needs get an appropriate education,  in the last  year.
  • Supplied  free loans of equipment to 80 area residents in need during the past year.

What is Independent Living?

It means

  • having the opportunity to make choices
  • assuming responsibility for your decisions.
  • making the most of your life with the appropriate supports.
  • taking control of your life
  • self-determination

The IVCIL is here to provide these supports.

IVCIL offers services and  specific programs to bridge the gap from dependence to independence.