Spokane Center for Independent Living


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SCIL is based on the philosophy that people with disabilities have skills, determination, specific abilities, creativity and a passion for life. However, many are unable to participate fully due to attitudinal or/and physical barriers in our communities where many barriers remain.

SCIL becomes a reality for people with disabilities through the support offered by Centers for Independent Living (CIL’s) throughout the State of Washington. SCIL is one of four CIL’s in the state of Washington. Other CIL’s are in Ellensburg, Lakewood (Tacoma) with a satellite office in Bellingham, and Seattle with a satellite office in Bellvue. Our CIL’s collaborate closely with the State of Washington Independent Living Council (WA-SILC).

SCIL is a consumer-driven, 501(c)3 non-profit, independent living center providing services to meet the needs of the inland Northwest disability community. SCIL provides a comprehensive range of services designed to educate, assist, empower and provide resources to the cross-disability community. The goal is to empower them to make their own decisions to live independently.


  • Advocacy
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Training
  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Support
  • Youth and Adult Transition
  • Assistive Technology
  • Housing Search Assistance
  • Other Services


SCIL provides services to the following counties: Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Whitman, Stevens, and Asotin counties. 


Contact us


8817 East Mission Avenue #106, Spokane Valley, WA, 99212

(509) 326-6355





Spokane Center For Independent Living (SCIL) is a peer driven, multi-cultural organization enhancing the lives of people with disabilities in Eastern Washington through innovative approaches.

Spokane Center For Independent Living (SCIL) Exists to empower people with disabilities to be self reliant and self determined and to advocate for their continued participation in society.

CORD evolved from a support group that was formed in 1981 by a small group of individuals with varying disabilities. In April 1998, CORD was established as a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization and became Spokane’s consumer-driven, consumer-controlled, grassroots Center for Independent Living (CIL) with a staff and Board of Directors comprised of at least 51% persons with disabilities. For 26 years, CORD worked with consumers to promote their independence in the community
In 2015, With input from our consumers, community partners, and key stakeholders, the Board of Directors voted to make a new beginning with the birth of the Spokane Center for Independent Living (SCIL).