After last week's successful low vision fair at the DeWitt County Friendship Center, the Life Center for Independent Living, or LifeCIL, is hoping those with struggle with a disability will consider them for assistance as they learn to cope.
Kim Tarkowski with LifeCIL explains they can offer assitance in a variety of ways from counseling to help finding and acquiring the proper tools to live independently.
LifeCIL's client base come from all different referrals. According to Tarkowski, an individual with a disability can come to them on their own or they can be referred from other agencies or health care professionals.
Tarkowski runs the low-vision care for the agency. She explains they offer those who suffer from low vision with a variety of services including mentoring. The agency hires people with disabilities themselves, so they can be a resource as they provide resources and help to individuals.
To get more information about LifeCIL and their low vision programs, contact them at 309-663-5433 or visit lifecil.org or you can contact Tarkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LifeCIL also offers a low vision support group at the DeWitt County Friendship Center. To get more information about that, contact the Friendship Center at 217-935-9411.