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400 N. Broad St
Middletown, DE, 19709

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Mon-Fri  8:30-4:30
Sat & Sun Closed

Phone number
302-376-4399

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400 N. Broad St
Middletown, DE, 19709

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Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30
Sat & Sun Closed

Phone number
302-376-4399

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.

What's Happening at FCIL

Charity Crossing – Community Giveaway

Saturday, October 30th, 2021 – 1 pm to 3 pm
Rain Date: Saturday, November 6th – 1 pm to 3pm
At the Freedom Center, Middletown, Delaware

2021 Disability Inclusive Emergency Management Conference

Join us for a 2-day, Zoom conference! The conference will highlight the many aspects of inclusion during emergencies. See article for how to register.

Free 3 week job training program (Odessa)

August 2021. A local service organization is looking for people to take a (free) three week training program that leads to a position in the service department.

Our Services

Our Services

How do Independent Living Programs help?

FCIL Information and Referral

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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Advocacy

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:

Newark
Bear
Middletown
Odessa
Townsend
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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We have an open position for Executive Director……… please link over to our EMPLOYMENT page for details!

Kenny D and Andrea - April 2021

Mr. Kenny D with Independent Living Specialist Andrea. Kenny is moving to his own home and is happy to receive a tablet so that he can stay connected with his social network and apply for employment.

04/26/21

ATTN TO ALL AT THE FREEDOM CENTER

I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has helped me along in my journey to independence. I am so thankful for all the donations and assistance I have received towards my new home. Without your help this would not be possible. Do to your guidance and help through the years, I can now live independently.

Kenneth D Signature

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

Nursing Home Transition: Living in the Community

What are my rights as a resident?

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What Community-Based Alternatives are available?

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What is supported decision making?

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What are my rights as a disabled voter?

(with Spanish subtitles)

Events

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Our Upcoming Events!!

All events will be done virtually and ZOOM links for each event will be shared soon (click image or click here to download PDF)!

Who Are We?

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a picture of consumers and there family members in the community

The Freedom Center for Independent Living (FCIL) provides services that are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential and is a private nonprofit agency.  FCIL offers the following I.L. core services:

Information and referral;
I.L. skills training;
Peer Supports;
Individual and systems advocacy; and
Transition Services from nursing homes and other institutions to the community, provides assistance to those at risk of entering institutions, and facilitates transition of youth to postsecondary life.

 

Other services necessary to improve the ability of individuals with significant disabilities to function independently in the family or community and/or to continue in employment are also available; such as, Emergency Preparedness information and training.

The FCIL understands the often daunting challenges individuals with disabilities and their families face during and following a disaster or other emergency.  Individuals with disabilities and their families need actions and planning before disasters.

Freedom Center empowers persons with disabilities by providing the programs, services and individual support needed for them to discover and develop their individual talents and abilities. This empowerment enables them to better control their quality-of-life; and interactions with the environment, their families and their communities.

Freedom Center for Independent Living, Inc. (FCIL) is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt Center for Independent Living that provides quality services to people with disabilities by assisting them in achieving and maintaining independent lives.  FCIL Board of Directors and Staff represent the diversity of our designated service area.

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How Do You Get Involved?

Volunteer

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.

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Donate

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 

FCIL Information and Referral

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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Our Funders

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