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Spotlight: Bucks County Center for Independent Living

Bucks County Center for Independent Living (BCCIL) offers choices and opportunities to people with disabilities to live as independently as they choose, by empowering the individual and removing barriers.

We provide several core services to Bucks County residents with disabilities. 

These core services include Information/Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Nursing Home Transition, Social Security Benefits Navigation, Individual/Systems Advocacy, and Peer Support.

Our in-person training focuses on budgeting, household living skills, self-advocacy, as well as health and wellness.

Custom goals are created with the assistance of an Independent Living Skills Specialist.

BCCIL assists consumers in maneuvering complicated systems and tackling roadblocks that might stand in the way.

Transition services support individuals from school to work and from nursing facilities to the community. 

They also offer Social Security Administration Benefits Counseling using specialized knowledge and skills to provide beneficiaries with disabilities the requisite information to implement a person-centered planning for individualized support plans.

CILs are community-based, cross-disability, non-profit organizations that are designed and operated by people with disabilities.

CILs are unique in that they operate according to a strict philosophy of consumer control, wherein people with all types of disabilities directly govern and staff the organization.

There are 403 Centers for Independent Living, 330 branch offices, and 56 Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs).

To learn more, please visit us at our Fairless Hills location, 164 Lincoln Highway,Suite 101. We are open 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Call us at 215-781-5070 or visit www.BucksCiL.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BucksCiL.

PHOTO CAP: The staff at the Bucks County Center for Independent Living, back row, Malcolm Carey, Certified Benefits Practitioner; Danielle Dague, BCCIL Volunteer; Nancy Rosener, BCCIL Volunteer; Stacey McBride, Community Outreach; Debbie Brown, Receptionist; and Karahn Karoll, Receptionist; front row, Rachel Shandler, Informational & Referral Specialist; Caitlin Chasar, Executive Director, and Natasha Oliver, Independent Living Specialist.