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Founded in 1972

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The Center for Independent Living (CIL) provides advocacy, programs and services in support of the rights, independence and inclusion of people with diverse disabilities.

CIL is the first independent living center in the country.

For over fifty years, we have provided independent living resources and support to youth, adults and seniors with disabilities and their families in Northern Alameda County (AC), including Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, Emeryville, Piedmont and Albany.

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Welcome Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda!

CIL is excited to welcome Dr. Pineda as our new Executive Director!

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Recurring Events

CIL has many events focused on activism, skills training, community building, and more.

Recurring Events

CIL has many annual events focused on activism, community building, and remembrance.

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The Center for Independent Living, Inc. founded in Berkeley, California, currently has offices in the northern part of Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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1470 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601

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Spanish Language Programs

Ed Roberts Campus

3075 Adeline Street, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94703

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West Oakland

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​If you have any questions, would like to schedule an appointment, or talk with one of us, please contact us at (510) 841-4776 or

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