Our Mission at The Freedom Center for Independent Living is to empower persons with disabilities by enabling them to gain effective control and direction over their own lives. We assist individuals with navigating the bureaucratic system so that they can acquire the support and services they need to achieve and maintain a dignified, independent lifestyle within the community. We help promote a growing sense of empowerment, self-determination, self-esteem and self-direction within persons with disabilities by providing, at a minimum, advocacy, support, and training services.
Our Core Services Include:
Individual and Systems Advocacy;
Information and Referral;
Peer Support; and
Independent Living Skills Training
It is an historical fact that the privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture, but, as we are reminded, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals . We know, through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Our Vision starts with the belief that a disability is a natural part of life. Some people are born with their disability, while others acquire one through an injury or illness. Even individuals who currently have no disability are likely, with aging and changing circumstances, to acquire one. Thus, we look forward to a day when all Delawareans with disabilities can become valued participants within their communities; be empowered to have control and self-determination over their own lives; and have the necessary resources available to achieve and maintain a dignified lifestyle within the community of their choosing.