Mission Statement

The Dakota Center for Independent Living believes in empowering people with disabilities by minimizing barriers, advocating for inclusion and promoting consumer choice.

What We Do

Dakota Center for Independent Living promotes full inclusion for people with disabilities by advocating for the reduction of architectural, social, and attitudinal barriers. Dakota Center for Independent Living is a consumer controlled, community based, non-profit agency which provides assistance to people with disabilities so that they can live independently in their community.

Outreach services are provided in eighteen South Central and South West N.D. counties, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and the southern part of the Fort Berthold Reservation.

Core Services

  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Support
  • Individual and System Advocacy
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Transitional Services

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Ardith Williams
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Dickinson Service Area

Bismarck Service Area