WHO WE ARE

A Center for Independent Living (CIL) is an organization that encourages people with disabilities to make their own choices and to take more initiative and control over their lives.  Center for Independent Living of South Jersey, Inc. (CILSJ), is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded over 30 years ago. We are located in Gloucester County, NJ and we serve persons with disabilities and their families located in both Camden and Gloucester Counties.

WHAT WE DO

Our mission is to provide Five Core Activities:

  1. Information and Referral – CILSJ helps connect to people to necessary programs and services in the community.

  2. Peer Support – CILSJ provides opportunities for individuals to support each other in facing challenges related to their disabilities.

  3. Individual and Group Advocacy – CILSJ provides individual advocacy, in which we support people in obtaining benefits or services.  CILSJ also contacts legislators to let them know that we support/protest bills that will affect the lives of people who have disabilities. CILSJ also promotes understanding of independent living and disability issues.

  4. Independent Living Skills Training – The center assists people with disabilities to develop skills that enhance independence.

  5. Facilitating Transition – Moving from institutional living back to the community requires a variety of information, such as: finding housing, accessing community resources, planning lifestyles, and vocational goals.

 

 

Our staff is here to assist you the best way we can.  If there is anything that is outside our area of expertise, we will refer clients to another agency/organization that is able to assist them.  Call for assistance: (856) 853-6490.

MEET THE STAFF

Executive Director: Theresa Rohlfing -  rohlfingcilsj@outlook.com

Program Manager: Salema Banner - salemabannercilsj@outlook.com

Transition Specialist: Leta Aiken-Walton - laikenwaltoncilsj@outlook.com

IL Specialist: Cynthia Gaither - cyngaithercilsj@outlook.com

Outreach Specialist: Crystal George - crystalgeorgecilsj@outlook.com

IL Specialist: Richard Gatewood Jr - rgatewoodcilsj@outlook.com

New Jersey Centers for Independent Living

Alliance Center For Independence
629 Amboy Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837
https://www.adacil.org
Email: adacil@adacil.org

Phone Numbers: (732) 738-4388
Fax: (732) 738-4416

Counties Served: Middlesex, Somerset, Union
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Atlantic Center for Indpendent Living
4 East Jimmie Leeds Road
​ Suite 7
Galloway, NJ 08205
http://www.artemiscil.org/about-us.html
Email: info@artemiscil.org

Phone Numbers: (609) 748-2253

Counties Served: Atlantic
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DAWN Center for Independent Living-Denville
​66 Ford Road
Suite 121
Denville, NJ 07834
http://dawncil.org/
Email: info@dawncil.org

Phone Numbers: (973) 625-1940
Fax: (973) 625-1942
Accessible: (973) 625-1932 (TTY)

Counties: Morris, Sussex, Warren
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DIAL Center for Independent Living
2 Prospect Village Plaza Floor 1
Clifton, NJ 07013
http://www.dial-cil.org
Email: info@dial-cil.org

Phone Numbers: (973) 470-8090
Fax: (973) 470-8171
Accessible: (973) 470-2521 (TTY)

Counties Served:Essex, Passaic
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Heightened Independence & Progress 
131 Main Street Suite 120
Hackensack, NJ 07601
http://www.hipcil.org/
Email: egoff.ber@hipcil.org 
 
Phone Numbers:(201) 996-9100
Fax: (201) 996-9422
Accessible: (201) 996-9424 (TTY)
 
Counties Served:Unknown
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Heightened Independence & Progress - Hudson Office
35 Journal Square Suite 703
Jersey City, NJ 07306
http://www.hipcil.org/
Email: hud@hipcil.org

Phone Numbers:(201) 533-4407
Fax: (201) 533-4421

Counties Served:Hudson
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MOCEANS Center for Independent Living
279 Broadway
Suite 201
Long Branch, NJ 07740
https://www.moceanscil.org/
Email: info@moceanscil.org
 
Phone Numbers:(732) 571-4884
Fax: (732) 571-4003
Accessible: (732) 571-4878 (TTY)

 Counties Served:Monmouth, Ocean
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Moceans Center for Independent Living - Toms River
1027 Hooper Avenue, Bldg. 6 Floor 3
Toms River, NJ 08753
https://www.moceanscil.org/
Email: info@moceanscil.org

Phone Numbers:(732) 505-2310
Accessible: (732) 505-2319 (TTY)

Counties Served: Monmouth, Ocean
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Progressive Center for Independent Living (PCIL)
3525 Quakerbridge Road Ste 904
Hamilton, NJ 08619
http://pcil.org/
Email: info@pcil.org

Phone Numbers:(609) 581-4500
Accessible: (609) 581-4550 (TTY)

Counties Served: Mercer, Hunterdon
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Resources for Independent Living - Cape May
614 East Landis Street​, Floor 1
Vineland, NJ 08360
http://rilnj.org/
Email: info@rilnj.org
 
Phone Numbers:(856) 825-0255
Fax: (856) 825-0254
Accessible: (856) 825-0252 (TTY)
 
Counties Served:Cape May
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Resources for Independent Living - Salem
193 North Broadway
Pennsville, NJ 08070
http://rilnj.org/
Email: info@rilnj.org
 

Phone Numbers: (856) 678-9400
Fax: (856) 678-9401

Counties Served:Salem

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Resources for Independent Living (RIL)
351 High Street
Suite 103
Burlington, NJ 08016
http://rilnj.org/
Email: lsmith@rilnj.org

Phone Numbers: (609) 747-7745
Fax: (609) 747-1870
Accessible: (609) 747-1875 (TTY)

Counties Served:Burlington
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Camden City Independent Living Center

1000 Atlantic Ave.  Suite 105
Camden, NJ 08104

http://www.camdenilc.org

Phone Number: (856) 966-0800
Fax: (856) 966-0832

Accessible: (856) 966-0830

Counties Served: The City of Camden, NJ only

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CONTACT

T: 856-853-6490

F: 856-853-1466

E: cil-sj@outlook.com