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Peer Support

We provide peer support by sharing experiences and education.  

Check out our Peer Support Connection Center.

Transition and Employment Services

We can assist your transition from secondary education to the next stage of life.

We also provide employment supports.

Benefits Planning

We provide Benefits Planning for people with disabilities and help individuals understand their financial status. 

Information and Referrals

Independent Living Skills Training

Individual and Systems Advocacy

Central Iowa Center for Independent Living (CICIL), founded in Des Moines in 1990, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people with disabilities to control their lives.


Central Iowa Center for Independent Living

Park Fair Mall, 100 E. Euclid Ave #107

Des Moines, IA 50313

Tel: 515-243-1742

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Our Community Partners

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Alter Metal Recycling

A mid-western company with deep roots in our communities, we pride ourselves in caring for the environments of the cities and towns in which we live and operate. Our goal is to be a trusted resource for our business partners both customers and vendors.


Prairie Meadows

As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows supports Iowa nonprofit organizations that support arts and culture, education, economic development, and human services. Through our grant programs, we continually work to strengthen and expand opportunities, infrastructure, and services offered within the community.

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Community Foundation

For over 50 years the Community Foundation has served as pillar in the community, for the community. Whether investing in projects that will create tidal waves of change or convening partners around our table to find sustainable solutions to our communities pressing needs and promising opportunities, we are here to make our community better together and better forever.


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