The Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) is a not-for-profit, community-based, consumer-directed advocacy, resource, and training center that services people of ALL ages with ALL types of disabilities. It is part of a national association of Independent Living Centers that provide a wide spectrum of non-residential and non-medical services.
One of the original Independent Living Centers in New York State, WILC first opened its doors in 1981. Throughout its 32 years, WILC has maintained a steady presence in Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley Region - incorporating in its daily activities the Independent Living philosophy of choice, societal inclusion, and empowerment.
WILC's mission is two-pronged: 1) to assist individuals with disabilities to become as independent as they can be and 2) to work within the community to provide Education, Disability Awareness, and Advocacy for the Removal of Barriers.
WILC serves people of all ages with all physical and mental disabilities, their families, business and industry, local government agencies, human service organizations, school personnel, civic organizations, hospitals, and the medical community.