To provide access, inclusion, and independence for people with disabilities in the community.
On October 1, 1995, CILNCP began as a satellite office of the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania, located in Camp Hill, PA. The Satellite office opened at 210 Market Street, Williamsport, PA under the direction of CILCP Executive Director Theotis Braddy, and CILNCP Project Director George J. Morton. Three years later, CILNCP became an independent Center for Independent Living in Pennsylvania. As of October 1, 1998, CILNCP was granted independent status and was incorporated as CILNCP, Inc. under the 501 © (3) of the IRS Code. As part of our celebration, CILNCP hosted a CILebration banquet on October 1, 1998 at the Genetti Convention Center, in Williamsport, PA. Participants present included CILNCP Advisory Council Members, CILCP Board of Directors’ Members, and several staff members from both CILNCP and CILCP. Also, at this time the CILNCP Advisory Council became the Board of Directors of the newly independent CILNCP, and George J. Morton was appointed as the CILNCP Executive Director.
Communities that take pride in their accessibility for all, understand the importance of including and consulting the disabled community on matters that impact them. Disability advocacy is a non-partisan subject. Our elected leaders, especially on the local level, need to be cognizant of the disability community they serve. We are not invisible citizens within our community.
CILNCP Holds Memberships in the Following Organizations:
PA Statewide Independent Living Council (PA SILC)
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living (PCIL)
Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
Lycoming County Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
The Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf
Union/Snyder County CORE Service Group
Technology for Our Whole Lives (TechOWL)
WATS Transit Advisory Committee