Harlem Independent Living Center

The Harlem Independent Living Center (HILC) is a community-based agency providing services free of charge to individuals with disabilities who live or work in Harlem. The center provides peer counseling, assistance with applications for food stamps, Public Assistance, SSI and SSDI, Medicaid and Medicare, housing assistance, assistive device training, van transportation for the disabled, architectural barrier removal assistance, and referral to other programs. In addition to the core independent living services, HILC focuses on serving consumers who show signs of drug or alcohol abuse as a secondary disability. The goal of the Harlem Independent Living Center is to assist individuals with disabilities to live independently. This is done by assisting the individual, as well as their family members, friends, and significant others, in acquiring skills which ensure optimal integration of individuals with disabilities. One of our goals is to educate and sensitize the community about the physical, attitudinal, and societal barriers existing here in Harlem and in New York which prevent full and equal access by individuals with disabilities. Our staff are advocates for persons with disabilities. Workshops on housing issues, legal rights and entitlements, accessibility, employment, and other areas supported by the Americans with Disabilities Act are planned throughout the year.

5-15 West 125th Street
York, NY 10027

(212) 369-6475 TTY
(212) 369-2371 Voice

(212) 369-9283

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