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Welcome To The Freedom Center For Independent Living

The Freedom Center is a resource and advocacy center that works to promote dignity, self-determination, independence and full participation in community life for people of any age that experience a disability. We offer a friendly and welcoming environment where anyone (individuals, family members, friends, or professionals) can obtain information specifically related to a disability.

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The Delaware Journal of Public Health (DJPH) has released a new issue: Homelessness, Poverty, and Public Health.
Topics covered include housing for persons with disabilities, an assessment of homelessness in Delaware, the connections between housing and health, and more.

Interested in joining our Board of Directors? …. please link over to our JOIN OUR BOARD page, in our OPPORTUNITIES section for details!


Take action today! Your Voice Your Plan

The Freedom Center, Independent Resources Inc and The Delaware Statewide Independent Living Council (DE SILC) is developing their 3-Year Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). We need your help! We are looking forward to hearing about your thoughts on the challenges that members of the disability community face in order to live independently. Your ideas and experiences matter. We need your help to make this SPIL a success in supporting you.

The information that you share will guide the SILC in the work that we do with advocates and policy makers to create new programs and improve existing services for people who have disabilities. This will also help us gain a better understanding of how the programs and services offered by the independent living network in Delaware are providing support and resources for people with disabilities to live independently.

How Can YOU Help?

Attend one of the Your Voice Your Plan discussions and share your thoughts and ideas. Tell us where the SILC should be focusing its efforts.

Tuesday, 7/11/23, 1-3PM

Community Advocates, Disability/Community Organization Representatives, or Service Providers

Tuesday, 8/8/23, 1-3PM

Caregivers/Direct Service Workers of a Person with Disabilities

Tuesday, 9/12/23, 4-6PM

Parent / Guardian / Spouse / Relative of a Person with a Disability

Tuesday, 10/10/23, 4-6PM

Public Forum for Individuals with a Disability


Another opportunity to share your ideas and to let us know what gaps exist in the service delivery system, is to complete the SILC SURVEY. Available beginning early May 2023 and open through the end of October 2023 online or in print format.

Participate in our survey – see the link below. If you have any difficulty taking this survey or need reasonable accommodation, please contact: Debbie Bain at
(302) 546-5657 or by email at

To secure a print version of the survey, contact Debbie Bain at (302) 546-5657

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Our Services

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How do Independent Living Programs help?

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Information and Referral

Need help finding services for a person with a disability?

Fill out our Information & Referral Form by Clicking Here and following the instructions.

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Independent Living Skills Training

Independent Living Skills Training is designed to assist a person with a disability obtain the skills and knowledge they need to function independently within the community.

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Peer Support

This service provides support for persons with disabilities as they work toward and/or maintain an independent life-style within their community.

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Transition Services

 The Freedom Center focuses on Youth to Adulthood Transition as well as Transition from Nursing Homes to Community based settings. Thus, our consumers live more independent, fulfilling lives.

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The Freedom Center provides two types of advocacy: Self Advocacy and Systems advocacy.

Eligibility for Services

Persons with any type of physical or mental impairment that significantly impacts their ability to live independently in the home and community are eligible for our services. Information and referral services are available to anyone regardless of disability status, including friends and family, the business community, and the general public. Some services do have other eligibility requirements.

FCIL Serves the following Southern
New Castle County Areas:

New Castle
St. Georges
Port Penn
Delaware City

Do you have other Questions?

If so, fill out the form on our “Contact Us” Page and someone will get back to you within 1 business day. 

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Who Are We?

Freedom Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization created and operated by people with disabilities who serve people with disabilities.

How Do You Get Involved?


You can help by volunteering your time at special events, assist with projects or groups, group volunteering opportunities, or working with us in the community. If you’re interested, visit our volunteer page and fill out our volunteer form. One of our staff will be in touch within 72 hours.



We accept donations of money, stocks, trust or in-kind items. If you’re interested in finding out about other ways to Support The Freedom Center visit our donate page below 

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Are You Looking for Employment?

The Freedom Center wants YOU. Whether you’re a person with a disability, a family member of someone with a disability or an advocate for Independence in the community, FCIL wants You!

Visit Our Employment page below to discover how you can be a part of OUR FCIL Family. 

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