About the Dakota Center for Independent Living

The Dakota Center for Independent Living (DCIL) is a nonprofit organization that believes in self-determination for people with disabilities and creates the environment in which it is achieved.

The Dakota Center for Independent Living, Inc. was established in 1980 to enhance the opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve their individual potential and maximum participation and productivity in society.

The Dakota Center for Independent Living (DCIL), provides services and programs for persons from cross disability groups.  Funding for the program is provided through grants from the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration.  The primary purpose of the DCIL is to provide and develop programs and services which champion the Independent Living philosophy, defined as a life style which allows all individuals regardless of their disabilities the greatest degree of choice and control over their lives.

The Dakota Center for Independent Living, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.  Fifty  one percent of the governing board members are persons with disabilities.  The board members promote a variety of services which assist our consumers to access community resources, become integrated members of the community and increase their independence and self determination while minimizing unnecessary dependence on others.

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