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Georgia Department of Labor
Rehabilitation Services

Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, Inc.

Independent living services in Georgia are provided by local non-profit, consumer organizations through grants administered by Rehabilitation Services and the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC). The independent living philosophy promotes consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy. The goal is to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities. The integration and full participation of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of society is the desired outcome. Services can also be obtained through centers for independent living located in Augusta, Decatur, and Savannah.

The mission of SILC is equal participation of people with disabilities within their communities. Therefore, it seeks to bring about increased postive results in the following areas:

  • Leadership - more people with disabilities in responsible and responsive leadership roles.
  • Attitudes - positive public perception of people with disabilities.
  • The number of people with disabilities who are informed and proactive.
  • The availability of personal assistance services.
  • The availability of "visitable" housing.
  • The availability of funds to retrofit housing to make it accessible.
  • The income level of Georgians with disabilities.
  • The availability of accessible transit.
  • Equal opportunity to education.
  • Access to health care and health insurance.
  • Access to technology.
  • Access to information i.e., the availability of alternate formats, interpreters, etc.
  • Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, Inc.
    1431-C McLendon Drive
    Decatur, Georgia 30033
    770-270-5957 FAX
    770-270-5671 TTY
    Internet email: info@silcga.org
    web site: www.silcga.org

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    For further information about programs or services offered by
    Rehabilitation Services, please e-mail us at rehab@dol.state.ga.us