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Below find links for resources that you might find of use in regard to your particular situation. If you should come across a link that you feel we should include here please feel free to contact us at CIL of Northwest Florida.

  • Able Trust:  The Able Trust, also known as the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, is a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership foundation established by the Florida Legislature in 1990.
  • Be Ready Escambia:  This site will provide you with information that will be helpful in preparing for hazardous conditions, with a focus on tropical storms and hurricanes.
  • was created and sponsored by the Newsome Law Firm as a knowledge-base for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.
  • Center For Medicare Advocacy, Inc.: The Center for Medicare Advocacy produces a range of informative materials on Medicare-related topics.
  • Centers For Independent Living In Florida: ILRU Directory of Centers & SILCs.
  • Cerebral Pasly Guide: Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disability caused by brain damage that restricts normal movement and coordination. Each year, 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.
  • Disability Rights Florida:  Disability Rights Florida was founded in 1977 as the statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Disability Rights Florida is a not-for-profit corporation that has authority and responsibility under eight federal grants. Our services are free and confidential.
  • Escambia-Pensacola Human Relations Commission:  2257 North Baylen Street, Pensacola, Florida. Telephone:  850-437-0510.  Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM.  Advocacy assistance with Housing, Employment and Community Relations.
  • EscaRosa Coalition For The Homeless: The EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless (ECOH) is a collection of agencies and individuals that, together, are working to prevent and eliminate homelessness in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties
  • EP Magazine: This ALL-NEW RESOURCE GUIDE FOR 2020 features:  Designing a Special Needs Plan that Works, Disabilities & Counseling Services, Employment Resources for People who are Blind, and a Smoother Transition to the New PCs
  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services And Technology (FAAST):  Their Mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology.
  • Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind: FAASB, the Florida Association for Agencies Serving the Blind’s mission is to serve as a united voice and be the organizational support empowering private agencies serving Floridians with blindness and visual impairment to provide state-of-the-art professional vision rehabilitation services which enhance the quality of individual and community life.
  • Florida Association Of Centers For Independent Living (FACIL): Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) facilitates collaboration among member Centers for Independent Living and other stakeholders, resulting in a unified statewide voice advocating for equal rights for people with disabilities.
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management: Working together to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts
  • Florida Housing Finance Corporation:  State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP):   Florida Housing administers the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program (SHIP), which provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable home ownership and multifamily housing. The program was designed to serve very low, low and moderate income families.
  • Florida Independent Living Council (FILC): The Florida Independent Living Council advances civil rights of people with disabilities through advocating systemic change.
  • Florida Telecommunications Relay , Inc.:To qualify for a special phone you must be: 1. A permanent Florida Resident. 2. At least 3-years old. 3. Certified as having a speech or hearing impairment. For more information call CIL DRC at 850-595-5566.
  • Hotels with Roll-In Showers Search:  You can enter Pensacola Beach or Milton, Tallahassee, or Jacksonville and find hotels with roll in showers
  • INWeekly:   We published our first issue July 1, 1999 to serve the governed, not the governors, by reporting the news that matters the most to this community that we love so deeply.
  • Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers walkers, including rollators, as durable medical equipment(DME) that’s medically necessary and prescribed by your doctor or other treating provider for use in your home.
  • NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets   NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets help citizens increase their weather readiness as of part of NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation initiative. NCEI created these sheets to help coastal residents of states and the two US territories that are particularly at risk from tropical storms and hurricanes. Use the county, state, and national databases below to search for phone numbers and websites.
  • Southeast ADA Center: Your Leader for Information, Training and Guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • US Access Board – Animations  United States Access Board Animation of 2010 Standards
  • VR Ombudsman:  The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Ombudsman Office will assist you in resolving your customer service needs. This is an impartial service available to VR customers who have questions, concerns, or believe they may have been treated unfairly. The Ombudsman receives, investigates, and assists in resolving complaints. You may contact an Ombudsman by calling toll-free (866) 515-3692 or email TTY users dial 711 to connect with the telecommunications relay service (TRS). Video phone users can call through the video relay service (VRS).
  • VRI:  Advocacy Statement: Use of VRI in the Medical Setting: The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) acknowledges that technology has the potential to improve the delivery of health care services to deaf individuals, but urges the development of standards and protocols for the proper use of certain technology.  One such technology is the use of Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in medical settings for communication between health care professionals and deaf individuals.  VRI Advocacy Wallet Card