Office of Children and Family Services

New York State Commission for the Blind

Independent Living Centers (ILCs)

ILCs are community-based organizations whose main focus is to teach people with disabilities the skills required for independent living. Other services include advocacy, counseling, support groups, assistance with housing, and referrals.

For more information on ILCs, visit http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/lsn/ilc/toolbox.htm.

Location                                                                       Counties Served

ALBANY                                                                                                          Albany
Laurel Lei-Kelley, Executive Director
Capital District Center for Independence (CDCI)
845 Central Avenue, South 3
Albany, NY  12206
(518) 459-6422 V & TTY
(518) 459-7847 Fax           
dwerner@cdciweb.com

ALBANY / Schenectady                                                                        Schenectady
Capital District Center for Independence (CDCI)
Office of Disability Services
105 Jay Street, Room 2, City Hall
Schenectady, NY  12302-1503
(518) 459-6422
(518) 459-7847 Fax
dwerner@cdciweb.com

AUBURN                                                                                                       Cayuga
Greg Guy, Executive Director
Options for Independence (OFI)
75 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY  13021
(315) 255-3447 V & TTY
(315) 255-0836 Fax
gguy@optionsforindependence.org

BINGHAMTON                                                                                                                          Broome
Maria Dibble, Executive Director
Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
135 East Frederick Street
Binghamton, NY  13904
(607) 724-2111 V & TTY
(607) 772-3600 Fax
mdibble@stic-cil.org

BRONX                                                                                                          Bronx
Brett Eisenberg, Executive Director
Bronx Independent Living Services, Inc. (BILS)
4419 Third Avenue, suite 2-C
Bronx, NY  10457
(718) 515-2800
(718) 515-2803 TTY
(718) 515-2844 Fax
brett@bils.org

BROOKLYN                                                                                                    Kings
Joan Peters, Executive Director
Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID)
27 Smith Street, Suite 200
Brooklyn, NY  11201
(718) 998-3000
(718) 998-7406 TTY
(718) 998-3743 Fax
jpeters@bcid.org

BUFFALO                                                                                                        Erie
Douglas Usiak, Executive Director
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. (WNYIL)
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14214
(716) 836-0822 V & TTY
(716) 835-3967 Fax
djusiak@buffalo.edu

BUFFALO / BATAVIA                                                                        Genesee
James Moody, Director
Independent Living of Genesee Region (ILGR)
113 Main Street, suite 5
Batavia, NY  14020
(585) 815-8501
(585) 815-8502 Fax
jmoody@wnyil.org

BUFFALO / NIAGARA FALLS                                                                    Niagara
Sarah Lanzo, Director
Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC)
746 Portage Road
Niagara Falls, NY  14301
(716) 284-4131
(716) 284-3230 Fax
(888) 567-6454 Toll Free
slanzo@wnyil.org

BUFFALO / OAHIIO
Cynthia Printup-Harms, Program Director                                                    Erie, Cattaraugus
OAHIIO, Native American Independent Living Services
c/o Western New York Independent Living, Inc.
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 836-0822, extension 120
- or - Cattaraugus, Tonawanda and Tuscarora participants can call 1-800-348-8399
cynthiaph@wnyil.org
Website: www.wnyil.org/oahiio

CORNING                                                                                                     
René L. Snyder, Executive Director                                                 Steuben                                            
AIM Independent Living Center  
271 East First Street
Corning, NY  14830
(607) 962-8225 V & TTY
(607) 937-5125 Fax
rene@aimcil.com

CORNING / Bath                                                                                            Steuben
AIM - Outreach Office             
117 East Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810
(607) 776-3838 (Voice/TTY)

CORNING / Belmont                                                                                     Allegany
AIM - Outreach Office               
84 Schuyler Street
Belmont, NY 14813
1-888-962-8244 ext.410

CORNING / Elmira                                                                                       Chemung     
AIM Chemung Independent Living Center & Transition Academy
1316 College Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 733-3718
(607) 733-7764 TTY
(607) 733-0180 Fax

CORNING / Hornell                                                                           Steuben
AIM - Outreach Office             
370 Sawyer Street Building 3
Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-4271

CORTLAND                                                                                                   Cortland
Chad W. Underwood, Chief Executive Officer
Access to Independence of Cortland County
26 North Main Street
Cortland, NY  13045
(607) 753-7363 V & TTY
(607) 756-4884 Fax
cwunderwood@aticortland.org

GLENS FALLS                                                                                                  Warren

Karen Thayer, Executive Director
Southern Adirondack Independent Living
71 Glenwood Avenue
Queensbury, NY  12804
(518) 792-3537
(518) 792-0505 TTY
(518) 792-0979 Fax
kannthayer@aol.com

GLENS FALLS / Ballston Spa                                                            Saratoga
Southern Adirondack Independent Living, Ballston Spa
418 Geyser Road, Country Club Plaza
Ballston Spa, NY  12020
(518) 584-8202
(518) 584-4752 TTY
(518) 584-1195
sail@sail-center.org

HARLEM                                                                                                        New York
Christina Curry, Executive Director
Harlem Independent Living Center (HILC)
289 St. Nicholas Avenue, Suite 21
Lower Level
New York, NY  10027
(212) 222-7122
(212) 222-7198 TTY
(212) 222-7199 Fax
(800) 673-2371 Toll Free
cexec@hilc.org

ITHACA                                                                                                        Tompkins
Lenore Schwager, Executive Director
Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC)
215 Fifth Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 272-2433 V & TTY
(607) 272-0902
flic@clarityconnect.com

JAMESTOWN                                                                                             Chautauqua
Marie Carrubba, Executive Director
Southwestern Independent Living Center, Inc. (SILC)
843 N. Main Street
Jamestown, NY  14701
(716) 661-3010
(716) 661-3012 TTY
(716) 661-3011 Fax
marie@ilc-jamestown-ny.org

KINGSTON                                                                                                     Ulster
Sue Hoger, Executive Director
Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL)
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY  12401
(845) 331-0541
(845) 331-4527 TTY
(845) 331-2076 Fax
kcarter@rcal.org

LONG ISLAND                                                                                                 Nassau
Pat Moore, Executive Director
Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc. (LICIL)
3601 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 208
Levittown, NY  11756
(516) 796-0144
(516) 796-6176 En Espanol
(516) 796-0135 TTY
(516) 796-0529 Fax
licil@aol.com

MANHATTAN                                                                                                 New York
Susan Dooha, Executive Director
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY)
841 Broadway, Suite 301
New York, NY  10003
(212) 674-2300
(212) 674-5619 TTY
(212) 254-5953 Fax
sdooha@cidny.org

MANHATTAN / QUEENS                                                                                 Queens                    
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, Queens (CIDNY)
80-02 Kew Gardens Road #107
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
(646) 442-1520
(718) 886-0427 TTY   VP 866-948-1064
(718) 886-0428 Fax   
Drickenbaugh@cidny.org

MASSENA                                                                                                      St. Lawrence
Jeff Reifensnyder, Executive Director
Massena Independent Living Center (MILC)
156 Center Street
Massena, NY  13662
(315) 764-9442 V & TTY
(315) 764-9464 Fax
mindepli@twcny.rr.com

NEWBURGH                                                                                                    Orange
Doug Hovey, Executive Director
Independent Living, Inc. (ILI)
5 Washington Terrace
Newburgh, NY  12550
(845) 565-1162
(845) 565-0337 TTY
(845) 565-0567 Fax
dhovey@myindependentliving.org

NEWBURGH / Middletown                                                                  Orange
Independent Living, Inc. (ILI)
66 Bennett Street,
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 794-3322
(845) 794-3323 Fax
dhovey@myindependentliving.org

NEWBURGH / Monticello                                                                           Sullivan
Independent Living, Inc. (ILI)
6 Prince Street
Monticello, NY 12701
(845) 791-5988
(845) 565-0567 Fax
dhovey@myindependentliving.org

MONTICELLO                                                                                               Sullivan
Stephen McLaughlin, Executive Director
Action Toward Independence (ATI)
309 E. Broadway, Suite A
Monticello, NY  12701
(845) 794-4228 V & TTY
(845) 794-4475 Fax
smlaughlin@atitoday.org

OLEAN                                                                                                            Cattaraugus
Leonard X. Liguori, Executive Director
Directions in Independent Living (DIL)
512 West State Street
Olean, NY  14760
(716) 373-4602 V & TTY
(716) 373-4604 Fax
info@oleanilc.org

ONEONTA                                                                                                        Delaware
Christine Zachmeyer, Executive Director
Catskill Center for Independence (CCFI)
P.O. Box 1247
6104 State Highway 23
Oneonta, NY  13820
(607) 432-8000 V & TTY
(607) 432-6907 Fax
ccfi@ccfi.us

PLATTSBURGH                                                                                               Clinton
Robert Poulin, Executive Director
North Country Center for Independence (NCCI)
80 Sharron Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY  12901
(518) 563-9058 V & TTY
(518) 563-0292 Fax
robert@ncci-online.com

POUGHKEEPSIE                                                                                             Dutchess
Cynthia Fiore, Executive Director
Taconic Resources for Independence (TRI)
82 Washington Street, Suite 214
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
(845) 452-3913
(866) 948-1094 VP
(845) 485-3196 Fax
c.fiore@taconicresources.net

ROCHESTER / RCIL                                                                                      Monroe
Bruce Darling, Executive Director
Regional Center for Independent Living (RCIL)
497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 442-6470 V & TTY
(585) 271-8558 Fax
bdarling@rcil.org

ROCHESTER / CDR                                                                          Monroe
Bruce Darling, Executive Director
Center For Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR)
497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 546-7510 V & TTY
(585) 546-5643 Fax
bdarling@cdrnys.org

ROCHESTER / GENEVA                                                                                 Ontario                   

Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR)
34 Castle Street
Geneva, NY  14456
(315) 789-1800 V & TTY
(315) 789-2100 Fax
bdarling@cdrnys.org

ROCKLAND                                                                                                   Rockland
George Hoehmann, Executive Director
Rockland Independent Living Center (RILC)
873 Route 45, Suite 108
New City, NY 10956
(845) 624-1366
(845) 624-0847 TTY
(845) 624-1369 Fax
ghoehmann@rilc.org

SARANAC LAKE                                                                                             Franklin

Nathan Cox, Executive Director
Tri Lakes Center for Independent Living (TLCIL)
43 Broadway, Suite 1
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 891-5295
(518) 891-5293 Fax & TTY
nathan@tlcil.org

STATEN ISLAND                                                                                           Richmond
Lorraine DeSantis, Executive Director
Staten Island Center for Independent Living (SICIL)
470 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY  10301
(718) 720-9016
(718) 720-9870 TTY
(718) 720-9664 Fax
sicil@verizon.net

SUFFOLK                                                                                                           Suffolk
Joseph Delgato, Executive Director
Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) 
2111 Lakeland Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY  11779
(631) 880-7929
(631) 654-8076 TTY
(631) 946-6377 Fax
info@siloinc.org

SYRACUSE                                                                                                  Onondaga
Tom McKeown, Executive Director
ARISE                                                 
635 James Street
Syracuse, NY  13203
(315) 472-3171
(315) 479-6363 TTY
(315) 472-9252 Fax
tmckeown@ariseinc.org

SYRACUSE / Oswego                                                                                Oswego                                   
Sabine Ingerson, Project Director
ARISE Oswego
9 Fourth Avenue
Oswego, NY  13126
(315) 342-4088
(315) 342-8696 TTY
(315) 342-4107 Fax
singerson@ariseinc.org

SYRACUSE / Pulaski                                                                                 Oswego
ARISE Pulaski                                    
2 Broad Street
Pulaski, New York 13412
(315) 298-5726
(315) 298-5729 Fax 
jpurdy@arise.org

SYRACUSE / Oneida                                                                                  Madison
ARISE Madison County                                    
131 Main Street
Oneida, New York 13421
(315) 363-4672
(315) 363-4675 Fax
(315) 363-2364 TTY

TROY                                                                                                          Rensselaer
Denise Figueroa, Executive Director                                      
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV)
15 - 17 Third Street
Troy, NY  12180
(518) 274-0701 V & TTY
(518) 274-7944 Fax
dfigueroa@ilchv.org

TROY/Hudson                                                                                            Columbia
Jacqueline Bachman
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV)
802 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY  12534
(518) 828-4886
(518) 828-2592 Fax
(800) 421-1220 TTY
jbachman@ilchv.org

UTICA                                                                                                           Oneida

Burt Danovitz, Executive Director                                         
Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL)
P.O. Box 210, 409 Columbia Street
Utica, NY  13503
(315) 797-4642
(315) 797-5837 TTY
(315) 797-4747 Fax
burt.danovitz@rcil.com

UTICA / Amsterdam                                                                               Montgomery
Peter Lenz
Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL)
347 West Main Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 842-3561
(518) 842-3593 TTY
(518) 842-0905 Fax
plenz@rcil.com

UTICA / Herkimer                                                                                  Herkimer

David Lowitz
Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL)
401 East German Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-7245
(315) 866-7246 TTY
(315) 866-7280 Fax
dlowitz@rcil.com

WATERTOWN                                                                                            Jefferson
Brenda Campany, Executive Director                                                  
Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL)

210 Court Street, Suite 107

Watertown, NY  13601
(315) 785-8703
(315) 785–8704 TTY
(315) 785-8612 Fax
brendac@nrcil.net

WATERTOWN / Lowville                                                                               Lewis
Karen Bolvier
Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL)
7632 North State Street
Lowville, NY 13367 
(315) 376-8696
(315) 376-3404 Fax
brendac@nrcil.net

WHITE PLAINS                                                                                        Westchester

Joseph Bravo, Executive Director                                         
Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC)
200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, NY  10601
(914) 682-3926
(914) 682-0926 TTY
(914) 682-8518 Fax
jbravo@wilc.org

WHITE PLAINS / MOP                                                                             Westchester
Westchester Independent Living Center Minority Outreach Project (MOP)
c/o Westchester ILC
200 Hamilton Avenue, 2nd Floor
White Plains, NY  10601
(914) 682-3926
(914) 682-0926 TTY
(914) 682-8518 Fax
jbravo@wilc.org                

WHITE PLAINS / Carmel                                                                          Putnam
Putnam Independent Living Services (WILC)                      
1961 Route 6, 2nd Floor
Carmel, NY  10512
(845) 228-7457
(845) 228-7459 TTY
(845) 228-7460 Fax
jbravo@wilc.org

YONKERS                                                                                                    Westchester
Mel Tanzman, Executive Director
Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc. (WDOM)
984 N. Broadway, Suite L - 01
Yonkers, NY  10701
(914) 968-4717 V & TTY
(914) 968-6137 Fax
info@wdom.org