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Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living

Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living

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About Us

SMCIL is a non-residential, non-profit community-based human services agency. We are committed to supporting people living with disabilities to lead self-directed, independent and productive lives by providing services and advocacy. We believe that each person with a disability should be empowered to function at their highest achievable level and have a choice, equal access and equal opportunity regardless of their differing abilities or ages.

SMCIL's 5 core services are: Individual & Systems Advocacy, Information & Referral, Peer Support, Independent Living Skills Training, and Transition Services. We also provide access to assistive technology (AT) through our AT grant and the Southern Regional AT Loan Library - tours and equipment demos, loans and trainings available by appointment during operating hours.

SMCIL prides ourselves with our services available to Veterans. We have dedicated staff to support Veterans in filing for new or increased benefits through the VA. We have opened a Veterans Training Center in our Mechanicsville office where Veterans and Consumers can receive basic computer training, resume building, job search and application assistance. SMCIL's Disabled Veterans Support Network meets every 2nd Friday of the month in our office during which Veterans receive information presented regarding varying Veterans benefits and programs, light refreshments, and peer support.

To learn more about these and other programs available at SMCIL, visit our website or Facebook page or call and speak to a staff member.


SMCIL donates COVID care packages to Nanjemoy Senior Center for seniors and individuals living with disabilities
SMCIL's Ultimate Paradise Raffle Fundraiser
SMCIL donates tablets to local Nursing Facilities so residents can communicate with loved ones
SMCIL's information booth at RetroFest on the Potomac 2021
SMCIL Deputy Executive Director Pam Ford teaches transitioning youth cooking skills
SMCIL's Southern Maryland Regional Assistive Technology Loan Library