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Explore a spectrum of vital services at Progressive Center for Independent Living (PCIL) designed to empower individuals on their journey to independence. Begin by visiting our resource center, a comprehensive hub offering valuable information on benefits programs, assistive technology, employment, housing, personal assistants, and transportation. Our caring staff is ready to assist in finding the specific support you need. Engage in individual and system advocacy to achieve full inclusion within your community, understanding your rights and gaining empowerment. Join our inspiring peer counseling support group to share experiences and build lasting friendships. Embrace independent living skills through PCIL's life skills programs, fostering essential abilities for adaptive technology, money management, interviewing, and social skills. Prepare for the future with our transition services, guiding you through major life changes and turning your goals into reality. At Progressive Center for Independent Living, we are committed to supporting you every step of the way.

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PCIL Is Here For You

People with disabilities in Mercer and Hunterdon County, NJ, should choose Progressive Center for Independent Living to fulfill their needs and aspirations for greater independence. PCIL offers a comprehensive range of services, including information and referral, advocacy, peer counseling, independent living skills training, and transition support. With a dedicated focus on individual empowerment, PCIL provides tailored assistance, valuable resources, and a supportive community, enabling individuals to navigate challenges, advocate for their rights, and acquire essential skills for a more independent and fulfilling life. Choosing PCIL ensures a personalized and empowering path toward greater independence and inclusion.


Information & Referral

VISIT our resource center where you will find valuable information that will assist you in your quest to live independently.  Whether you are looking for information on benefits programs, assistive technology, employment, housing assistance, personal assistants, or transportation, the resource center at Progressive Center is a treasure trove of information. Don’t see what you are looking for? Our caring staff will gladly help you find exactly what you need. Additionally, our quarterly newsletter will keep you up to date on local activities, legislation and current events affecting people with disabilities.  

Individual and System Advocacy

ACHIEVE full inclusion within your community. Progressive Center supports you in making this goal a reality.  By understanding your rights and the laws that are in place to protect those rights, you become empowered. Whether you require accommodations in your home or at your job, or if you would like assistance in completing an application for a program that will improve your lifestyle, allow us to help you learn to advocate for yourself.  PCIL has been advocating to promote independence by educating legislators of the challenges faced by people living with disabilities, thereby preserving and expanding your legal and civil rights. Together, we can continue to effectuate positive changes to advance inclusivity in our communities.

Peer Counseling Support

BE INSPIRING or BECOME INSPIRED when you join our peer support group. Whether you would like to share how you’ve overcome challenges or would simply prefer to listen to someone with shared experiences, you will find common goals and new friends. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so join, share, learn, and make lasting friendships. 

Independent Living Skills Instruction

LEARN essential skills for independence. Through Progressive Center’s life skills programs, you will enhance your skills in adaptive technology, money management, interviewing strategies, and social skills, all of which are key to living more independently. Build your self-confidence while you gain knowledge and independence. 

Transition Services

PREPARE for the future in your community. Major life changes can be stressful and overwhelming. Whether you are attempting to avoid living in an institution, leaving high school to enter the workforce, or leaving a long-term care facility to return to your home, Progressive Center can guide you through the process to make your goals a reality.  

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