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Empowering Independence

Our History

Founded as a private not-for-profit community-based organization, Progressive Center for Independent Living of Mercer & Hunterdon County, NJ has been partnering with people with disabilities since 1996. Our team provides a range of core services and programs aimed at enhancing the lifestyles of those we serve. We believe in the power of independence. With this goal in mind, we provide a myriad of services, information, referral, programs, and advocacy to ensure that everyone has the support they need to reach their full potential. We do not charge fees for any of our core services because we believe everyone deserves equal access to the resources they need to thrive. Whether you need assistance with day-to-day living, or are seeking support on navigating complicated issues, our team is here to help. 

We believe that every person has the right to define their own future and to reach their full potential, regardless of any barriers they may face. Through our programs and advocacy, we strive to help individuals with disabilities live their lives to the fullest.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities to live independent lifestyles, by providing them with the resources and support they need to achieve their goals.

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Our Vision

Our vision is for a world where individuals with disabilities are fully included in all aspects of society and have the opportunity to live their lives to the full potential.

What is a Center for Independent Living?

A Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a vital resource and support hub for people with disabilities seeking to lead self-directed and empowered lives. These centers play a crucial role in the Independent Living Movement (ILM), which advocates for the full inclusion and participation of individuals with disabilities in society. Each CIL offers are variety of programs, but all offer 5 core services to support ILM philosophy; information & referral, individual & systems advocacy, individual & peer support, independent living skills education and transition.

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