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About MyCIL, Independent Living Services, In-home Care & More

MyCIL FAQs

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    Kelly A. Brown

    Vice President of Administration

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    1142 Sanderson Avenue

    Scranton, PA

    18509

Please note: MyCIL and ACES$ are closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Questions About Our Independent Living Services

 

How can MyCIL help me?

 

If you live in northeastern PA, have a disability and want to live your best life, we may be able to help. As a MyCIL client, you get connected to the independent living services you need. Together with your dedicated Independent Living Specialist, you will determine the best services to meet your unique needs, goals and challenges.

 

Whether you need to make your home easier to maneuver your wheelchair in, need a hearing aid or other assistive technology, or you want to develop job skills, we can help. These are just a few of the ways we help people with disabilities live independent, productive lives.

 

To find out if you’re eligible for MyCIL independent living services, contact us today at 1-800-344-7211.

 

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How can MyCIL help my child?

 

Through our Transitional Skills Center, we help young adults ages 14-21 gain the skills they need to live their best lives. Whether obtaining a job or living independently is the goal, we tailor the program to meet it.

 

In addition to our Transitional Skills Center, we also provide independent living skills training through our Pre-employment Transition Services (PETS) Program.  MyCIL’s Independent Living Specialists visit area schools on a regular basis to provide training for kids with disabilities.

 

If you would like to learn more about how MyCIL can help your child, contact us today at 570-207-9101.

 

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Am I eligible for help from MyCIL?

 

Your eligibility depends on a number of factors. To find out if you’re eligible to receive help from MyCIL, contact us today at 1-800-344-7211.

 

One of our Independent Living Specialists will review your unique situation. You’ll get help applying for assistance, or we’ll put you in touch with the right people to get the process started.

 

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How do I become a MyCIL Client?

 

We make it easy to become a MyCIL Client. Simply contact us today at 1-800-344-7211, and we’ll review your eligibility.

 

If you are eligible to become a MyCILClient, we’ll get the process started. If you’re not, we’ll connect you to services that can help you live more independently.

 

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How can I get in-home care to stay in my own home?

 

At MyCIL, we believe everyone has the right to live independently. Sometimes that means getting certain supports and services in place, such as in-home care. That’s where MyCIL comes in.

 

As a MyCIL client, we’ll help you find the right in-home care for your unique situation. We’ll put you in touch with the services, resources and supports you need to live your fullest, independent life.

 

Contact us today at 1-800-344-7211 to learn more about how MyCIL can connect you to the in-home care you need to stay in your own home.

 

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How can I get disability awareness training for my team?

 

MyCIL offers a variety of awareness and advocacy training programs, tailored for each unique audience. From medical school students and EMTs to employers, we help bring about awareness to improve understanding.

 

Contact us today at 1-800-344-7211 to learn more about our awareness and advocacy training programs or to schedule a session for your team.

 

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Questions About MyCIL

 

What is MyCIL?

 

MyCIL is a non-profit Center for Independent Living. We believe people, regardless of ability, should have freedom of choice. Everyone should be able to make their own decisions about personal care, living arrangements, participation in society and other living preferences.

 

MyCIL’s team includes over 51% of people with disabilities. We know firsthand what it’s like.

 

Our mission is to help people with disabilities live productive, independent lives. We provide independent living services to help achieve that goal.

 

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What does MyCIL do?

 

MyCIL provides independent living services. Our five core independent living services are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through ACES$, we offer financial management services, a Participant-directed payroll management solution.

 

From home modifications and transportation arrangements to securing assistive technology for clients who need it, we help people with disabilities live their best, independent lives.

 

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Who does MyCIL serve?

 

MyCIL provides 10 northeastern Pennsylvania counties with independent living services. We serve people with disabilities living in the following 10 PA counties:

 

  • Bradford
  • Columbia
  • Lackawanna
  • Luzerne
  • Pike
  • Monroe
  • Sullivan
  • Susquehanna
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming

 

Through ACES$, we provide financial management services to people on Medicaid waivers in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also serve Veterans.

 

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How does MyCIL advocate for people with disabilities?

 

MyCIL advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. We promote compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other legislation. This includes:

 

• Accessibility in public and private buildings

• Accessible transportation systems

• Accessible, affordable housing

• Equal opportunity for employment

 

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What is NEPACIL?

 

NEPACIL was the old acronym for MyCIL. NEPACIL stood for Northeastern PA Center for Independent Living. In 2018, we updated NEPACIL to MyCIL to better reflect what we do and who we do it for.

 

The “My” in MyCIL:

 

  • Shows we are invested in what we do — Our organization includes over 51% of people with disabilities, and some of our team members use our services.

 

 

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Who do I contact about discrimination?

 

If you believe you or a loved one is experiencing discrimination, contact us today at 1-800-344-7211. We will explain your rights and responsibilities under the law.

 

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Information About MyCIL

Resources

 

Downloads

  • About MyCIL's Independent Living Services

    Program Overview

    PDF

     

    Home Modifications

    PDF

  • About the Transitional Skills Center

    Program Overview

    PDF

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Transitional Skills Center logo ACES$ Financial Management Services logo

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MyCIL Center for Independent Living logo
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ACES$ Online timesheets logo
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Transitional Skills Center logo ACES$ Financial Management Services logo
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