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Our Center

What is a Center for Independent Living?

Designed and operated by individuals with disabilities, Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide independent living services for people with disabilities. CILs are at the core of the independent living movement and work to support community living and independence for people with disabilities across the lifespan. We believe that all people can live with dignity, make their own choices, and participate fully in society. CILs provide the tools, resources, and supports for integrating people with disabilities fully into their communities to promote equal opportunities, self-determination, and respect.

Our Center

The Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC) was founded in 1989 and our first office was located in Twin Falls, Idaho. We now have an office in Caldwell, with our headquarters in Boise. LINC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization governed by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. Our service area includes 16 counties and part of the Duck Valley Reservation, and covers approximately 30,000 square miles of frontier, rural, and urban Idaho.

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Counties we serve:

Our Mission

Empowering people with disabilities to achieve our desired level of independence.

Our Vision

A world where people with disabilities have access to the resources and opportunities to live the life of our choosing.

Our Values

  • Personal Responsibility

  • Excellent Customer Service

  • Respectfulness

  • Passion

  • Creativity

  • Flexibility

Our Sister Centers

LINC's Sister Centers are located in Eastern Idaho and Northern Idaho. These CILs are also consumer directed not-for-profits that provide the five core services, in-home care, and other programs and resources for Idahoans with disabilities across the lifespan. You can learn more about these CILs at:

For a complete list of CIL's in the United States, go to the Administration for Community Living's List of CILs and SPILs.

Memberships & Affiliations

LINC is a member of, or affiliated with, the following organizations:

  • Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS)

  • Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)

  • Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

  • Caldwell Chamber of Commerce

  • Idaho Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (IDAVOAD)

  • LEARN Idaho

  • National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
  • Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce
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