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Since its inception in 1987, Independent Living, Inc. has remained committed in its mission to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities.

With a comprehensive range of over 35 programs and services, we provide personalized support that empowers individuals to live independently, exercise control over their care decisions, and maintain their autonomy.

Grounded in the principles of the peer services movement, our organization is driven by lived experience, employing experts in their respective fields.

We are trusted partners and collaborators, offering guidance and expertise to numerous Hudson Valley organizations in the realm of disability supports and services.

We strive to be the bridge that enables individuals, regardless of age or disability, to embrace their full potential and thrive in a fully integrated and barrier-free society.

About Independent Living

Independent Living, Inc. is a locally controlled, nonprofit agency operated by people with disabilities for people with disabilities offering a wide range of programs and services dedicated to ensuring universal access and opportunity in every aspect of community life. Since 1987, we’ve served as a common voice for persons with disabilities living in Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Sullivan, Rockland and Westchester Counties.

Our efforts are directed to individuals of all ages having any disability, as well as to families, businesses, agencies, and municipalities. We are committed to the universal elimination of physical and attitudinal barriers, as well as assisting individuals with disabilities to successfully make the transition from system-dependency to independence.

For over 35 years, Independent Living, Inc. has touched the lives of literally thousands of people. Having a uniquely recipient-based perspective and approach to addressing disability issues, we have consistently exemplified cost-effective ways of improving the quality of lives of persons with disabilities. Every year, our Center provides a diversity of important resources to residents of our community.

Image of Independent Living Logo, Mission Statement, Vision Statement and Core Values. Text: Mission - Independent Living, Inc. is a consumer-directed, cross-disability advocacy and service organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Vision - Our vision is a barrier-free society with opportunities for all people to achieve their maximum potential.