Welcome to Delaware’s Statewide Independent Living Council
The SILC is a consumer driven council. Its members are appointed by the Governor to represent persons with disabilities throughout the state and charged with:
Determining the allocation of federal funds for independent living;
Developing the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) after receiving input from individuals with disabilities, other stakeholders, and all segments of the public;
Evaluating the implementation of the goals, objectives and activities cited in the SPIL;
Advising the Governor and Legislature about issues impacting persons with disabilities in Delaware;
Creating projects and moving forward ideas that will enhance the ability of people with disabilities to live independently while promoting self-determination, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of life; and
Assuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws governing independent living.
All council members serve a three-year term as volunteers.
Statement of Who We Are
The Delaware Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) envisions a future where all people, including individuals living with disabilities, are fully engaged members of communities, and where culturally appropriate supports that lead to independence, productivity, and a satisfying quality of life are available to individuals across the life span.
The purpose of the SILC is to serve as a statewide catalyst for independent living by promoting the philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society.
The Freedom Center for Independent Living serves: The southern New Castle County areas: Newark, Bear, Glasgow, Middletown, Odessa, Townsend, Port Penn, Delaware City, New Castle and Christiana.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (this is our contact email address for any generic inquiries)
Address: 400 N. Broad Street, Middletown, DE. 19709
Independent Resources, Inc. serves upper New Castle County, Kent and Sussex Counties.
Phone: 302-765-0191 (Headquarters Wilmington Office)