The mission of the Harlem Independent Living Center (HILC) is to provide persons with disabilities professionally managed and delivered independent living services and related social services which will promote, support and enhance the individual’s growth, development and integration into community living. Our emphasis is towards meeting the needs of minorities with disabilities who have been un-served or who are under-served.
Our aim is to provide services in a completely accessible environment. As advocates and catalysts for change, we aim to make all community programs accessible to individuals with disabilities, thereby altering community behavior to improve the quality of life of all individuals, both disabled and those temporarily non-disabled.
Pursuant to Independent Living Philosophy, HILC is consumer-controlled, governed and staffed primarily by persons with disabilities as well as other professionals who adhere to the tenets of Independent Living Philosophy.