What We Do
Our Putnam County office, PILS, and our main office in White Plains, WILC, serve people with all disabilities. We are a not-for-profit, community-based, cross-disability resource, advocacy, and training center dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.
In keeping with the Independent Living Philosophy, all our services provide information and peer support to help people with disabilities achieve independence and self-direction. Our staff reflects the diversity of disabilities and ethnicities of our community.
Locally, we work with individuals, families and service providers disseminating information, training and referrals for:
- Health benefits
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Food Stamps
- Peer Support and Advocacy
- Educational Advocacy…
Regionally, we provide a variety of services to counties in the lower Hudson Valley:
- Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Regional Resource Development Center
- NY Connects, No Wrong Door
- NYS Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
- Olmstead Housing Subsidy Program
- Open Doors Transition Center
- Traumatic Brain Injury Regional Resource Regional Resource Development Center
- Parent Training and Information
- Program Peer Integration Demonstration Pilot Program
The Westchester Independent Living Center is a peer-driven, community-based organization that empowers people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives in the community through advocacy, training and referral to resources that promote independent living.
Promoting full community inclusion for people with disabilities by breaking down barriers.