Space Coast Center for Independent Living
571 Haverty Court, Suite W
Rockledge, Florida 32955
(321) 633-6011 Voice
(321) 633-6472 Fax
The Space Coast Center for Independent Living is a non-profit,
community-based, nonresidential, cross-disability consumer-
controlled organization. Services provided enable individuals with
various disabilities of all ages (children, youth, adults and seniors) to
live as independently as possible within their homes and communities.
SUMMARY OF SERVICES
- To provide services and programs promoting independence for all people with disabilities.
- SCCIL is committed to the independent living philosophy that people with disabilities should have the opportunity to make choices regarding their personal lives and be responsible for those choices.
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Five Core Services of Independent Living
Information & Referral is provided to individuals and agencies on independent living options, disability topics or issues, specialized equipment resources, and other programs and services available by organizations in the community.
Independent Living Skills Training that focus on developing skills to achieve individual goals and to increase independence, such as how to cook, clean house from a wheelchair or write resumes for employment.
Individual / Systems Advocacy – we respond to individuals or the community to advocate or provide information and/or resources regarding disability laws as it pertains to access to services, businesses, communication or other accessibility issues.
Individual / Group Peer Support that is aimed at empowering persons with disabilities. Through interaction with their peers, individuals are provided the encouragement and insight to fresh new perspectives on overcoming barriers that hinder individuals from reaching maximum independence.
Youth and Nursing Home Transition provides transition services to youth with disabilities between the ages of 14-22 years of age through Independent Living Skills Training in the following areas; Career Exploration, Post-Secondary Education, Money Management, Social Skills and other IL related topics. In addition, we also provide transitional services for individuals with significant disabilities who are in nursing homes or other institutions.
Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. ( FTRI )
Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) is a statewide non profit 501(c)3 organization that adminiters the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Impaired. FTRI is also responsible for the education and promotion of the Florida Relay Service.
The FTRI Program distributes specialized telecommunication equipment, free of charge, such as volume control telephones, telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) or (TTY) and signaling devices to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech impaired.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 321-633-6011.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
Medical Equipment Loan Closet — Individuals, businesses or agencies can donate gently used, durable medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs and scooter to SCCIL. This equipment is then loaned out to registered consumers to use in their homes until the equipment is no longer needed, at which time it is returned to our agency.
"Need a Ride" Transportation Program — SCCIL has curb-to-curb transportation service available for persons with disabilities. Our transportation service area covers all of Brevard County and is provided in wheelchair accessible vans on a first come, first served basis. Transportation can be used for medical, dental or legal appointments, therapy, grocery shopping and SCCIL social events. Persons needing this service must first register with our agency. A minimum of 7 days notice is recommended when requesting service. Reservations are required and medical appointments get priority.
Notary Services — Free notary services are available by appointment for registered SCCIL consumers.
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