Dakota Center for Independent Living

Dakota Center for 
Independent Living 

Advocating for People with Disabilities since 1980 


Information & Referral

DCIL promotes independence by providing information on a wide variety of disability related topics and by making referrals to other agencies for services and community resources.

Peer Support

The Peer Support Program is designed to promote positive coping skills for people with disabilities, including individuals with newly acquired disabilities.​


Individual Advocacy means working with people with disabilities to support themselves in safeguarding their civil rights.

Independent Skills Training

Training is provided on a one-to-one setting in areas of meal planning, money management, community integration, and other skills to increase independence in their homes and communities.​


Transitional services help individuals transition into the community. Dakota Center for Independent Living (DCIL) believes that every North Dakotan, regardless of disability, deserves the opportunity to live a life of full inclusion.​



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, nonprofit agency which provides assistance to people with disabilities so that they can live independently in their community.



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