Independent Living for People with Disabilities

The Independent Living Rehabilitation Program (IL) helps consumers live a more independent life. IL provides an alternative to living in a nursing home or other facility for eligible individuals. Services are person-centered and may be provided directly, purchased or coordinated through other community resources. If the Independent Living program is unable to meet a person's needs, that individual may be referred to other partners for services as appropriate.
Services may include:

  • Guidance and counseling
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Home and vehicle modifications
  • Independent living skills training

NC Independent Living Rehabilitation Program Brochure


You may be eligible for IL services if:

  • You have a significant disability
  • The disability severely limits your ability to live independently
  • Our services will improve your ability to live independently

The financial resources of eligible individuals will be considered for the delivery of some services provided under the IL program. Some services are available to eligible individuals without regard to their financial need.

How to Apply

Obtain an application from a local IL office and discuss services with our staff.

Office Telephone Toll-Free Address
Albemarle 704-985-1172 1-877-699-7579 702 Henson Street 28001
Asheville 828-670-3377 1-877-832-3832 8 Barbetta Drive 28806
Boone 828-265-5419 1-888-521-5054 245 Winklers Creek, Suite A 28607
Charlotte 704-568-8804 1-888-521-5484 5501 Executive Ctr Dr, Suite 101 28212
Durham 919-560-6810 1-888-666-4916 4312 Western Park Place 27705
Elizabeth City 252-338-0175   401 South Griffin St, Suite 75 27909
Fayetteville 910-486-1717 1-888-258-1473 155 Eastwood Avenue 28301
Greensboro 336-487-0500   3401-A West Wendover Avenue 27407
Greenville 252-830-3471   101 Fox Haven Drive 27835
Hickory 828-322-2921 1-855-820-1113 1261 10th Avenue Lane SE 28602
New Bern 252-514-4806   2832 Neuse Blvd 28562
Raleigh 919-859-8301   4900 Waters Edge Drive 27606
Rocky Mount 252-446-0867   Station Square, Suite 100 27804
Sylva 828-586-3455 1-877-282-0753 100 Bonnie Lane, Suite C 28779
Wilmington 910-251-5810   3340 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 210 28403
Winston-Salem 336-784-2700 1-877-699-7578 2201 Brewer Road 27127

Your Rights

For more information about your rights as a consumer or prospective consumer of IL services, visit the Client Assistance Program website.

ACCESS North Carolina

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