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Space Coast Center for
Independent Living

571 Haverty Court, Suite W
Rockledge, Florida 32955
(321) 633-6011 Voice
(321) 633-6472 Fax
info@spacecoastcil.org
Participating Agency of the United Way of Brevard


The Space Coast Center for Independent Living is a non-profit,
community-based, nonresidential, cross-disability consumer-
controlled organization. Services provided enable individuals with
various disabilities of all ages (children, youth, adults and seniors) to
live as independently as possible within their homes and communities.

SUMMARY OF SERVICES

Mission
To provide services and programs to promote independence, create change and empower people with disabilities to achieve equality and inclusion within their home, work and community.
Philosophy
SCCIL is committed to the independent living philosophy that people with disabilities should have the opportunity to make choices regarding their personal lives and be responsible for those choices.

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Four Core Services of Independent Living

Information & Referral is provided to individuals and agencies on independent living options, disability topics or issues, specialized equipment resources, and other programs and services available by organizations in the community.

Independent Living Skills Training that focus on developing skills to achieve individual goals and to increase independence, such as how to cook, clean house from a wheelchair or write resumes for employment.

Individual / Systems Advocacy – we respond to individuals or the community to advocate or provide information and/or resources regarding disability laws as it pertains to access to services, businesses, communication or other accessibility issues.

Individual / Group Peer Support that is aimed at empowering persons with disabilities. Through interaction with their peers, individuals are provided the encouragement and insight to fresh new perspectives on overcoming barriers that hinder individuals from reaching maximum independence.

Quit Smoking Now Classes

Space Coast Center for Independent Living (SCCIL) is partnering with FSU College of Medicine to offer help to people who want to quit using tobacco. Quit Smoking Now is a six week program which prepares smokers and other tobacco users for quitting in a supportive, group environment. All classes and four weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, gum, lozenges) are provided at no cost to SCCIL consumers and is open to the public.

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. ( FTRI )

Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) is a statewide non profit 501(c)3 organization that adminiters the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Impaired. FTRI is also responsible for the education and promotion of the Florida Relay Service.

The FTRI Program distributes specialized telecommunication equipment, free of charge, such as volume control telephones, telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) or (TTY) and signaling devices to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech impaired.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (321) 632-9114.


Additional Services:

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program provides the four core services for persons who are deaf or with mild to severe hearing loss. The Center offers low cost specialized hearing equipment for purchase as well as publications on dealing with hearing loss.

Disabled Veterans Program provides the four core services for transitioning back into every day life. Services include individualized assistance and advocacy in employment or benefits as well as peer support groups.

Equipment Loan Closet temporarily lends out durable medical equipment such as: wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bedside commodes, scooters, etc. until permanent equipment can be obtained.

Home Modification & Accessibility Program provides the necessary accessibility improvements; such as ramps, grab bars, or door widening, to the residence so individuals can remain in their homes. Additionally, on-site accessibility training and surveys are provided to businesses to insure compliance with disability laws.

"Need-a-Ride" Transportation Program provides free transport via accessible vans to the Center for SCCIL appointments and events.

Volunteer Program provides socialization and skills training for consumers either in office or at SCCIL events.

Work Incentive Counseling: SCCIL's Vocational Specialist performs benefits counseling and assistance, job placement, and career development in cooperation with local partnering agencies in Brevard County.

Youth Services Program provides the four core services for children from birth to age 22, along with providing valuable resources to their family. Services include individualized assistance and advocacy in education and workforce, childhood development, as well as parenting services and support.


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