SCIL provides a wide array of programs and services to assist and benefit the community. For more information about any of our programs or services please contact us at 508-679-9210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TAP - Transition to Adulthood Program: For high school students (or in a GED program) between 14-22 years old with a disability, who desire to learn independent living and self-advocacy skills. Download scil-tap.pdf for more information.
- TIP - Transition Internship Program: For youth 16-22 years old with a disability who are seeking to learn necessary job skills and gain valuable employment experience.
- Independent Living: For any individual with a significant physical, mental, cognitive or sensory impairment for whom IL services will improve their ability to function, continue functioning or move towards functioning in the family or community. SCIL provides peer counseling, skills training, advocacy, and information and referral. The scil-il.pdf brochure has more information.
- TICL - Transition Into the Community Living Program: SCIL provides assistance for any individual with a significant physical, mental, cognitive or sensory impairment living in an institution who desires to live back in the community. We can assist with the individuals return home or move into a new type of residence and back into the community. Download the brochure: scil-ticl.pdf.
- Mass Assistive Technology Loan Program: Provides low interest loans for purchase of assistive technology and home modifications. A financial assessment is required.
- Options Counseling: We provide services/assistance to seniors age 60 and over, persons of any age who have a disability, and their family members and/or caregivers. Options Counseling provides support for those individuals who are looking to return or continue to live in the community but need help identifying what services are available that can help them maintain their independence. The Options Counselor will sift through all the information that is available and provide the individual with a list of resources, services, and support that may help the individual remain in the community. Options counseling can also assist the person to plan for their future long-term support and care needs. Download the brochure scil-oc.pdf for program description.
- MFP - Money Follows the Person Program: For individuals’ age 18 or older with a disability, or age 65 or older, currently living in a nursing facility, chronic disease or rehab hospital, and have lived there for 90 consecutive days (excluding Medicare rehabilitation days) and have Mass Health or meet the financial requirements to qualify for Mass Health. Provides assistance helping individuals return to the community with the supports and services that they need. Download the brochure scil-mfp.pdf for program description.
- Housing Workshops: Meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30-2:30, unless there is a holiday. You must register for the workshop by calling (508)679-9210 between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. Registration is mandatory. The workshops cover topics such as application forms, short cuts to speed up the process, how to work with a SCIL counselor, and any other questions you may have.
- Computer Classes: SCIL provides computer skills training to individuals with disabilities in a group format. The trainings focus on basic computer skills ranging from: Keyboarding, Data Entry, an Introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, and Internet Training. Sessions are held in Fall River and New Bedford. See the Events page for more details.
- Driver's Education: SCIL provides a Driver’s Education Program to individuals with a disability in a group format. The focus of the program is to prepare individuals with a disability to take the Massachusetts driver’s permit test. Classes are offered in Fall River and New Bedford. See the Events page for more information.
- Internship Program: We provide opportunities for students from area colleges and universities to come and gain valuable experience at SCIL to complement their studies in human services, sociology, education, and other fields relevant to our mission.
- Volunteer Program: We welcome individuals to volunteer to assist us in our work. We are pleased to encourage our volunteers to develop skills that they can utilize to enhance their resumes or broaden their community engagement.
- Community Service: In addition to services for individuals, SCIL provides various services to the community such as:
- Serving on committees, boards and commissions
- Community Advocacy
- Community Education
- Group/Individual computer classes
- Social and Recreational activities
- Collaborative Networking
- Architectural Access
- Enforcement with Americans with Disabilities Act
- ADRC SE SM (Aging and Disability Resource Consortium Southeast & Southern MA): SCIL is a member of the ADRC SE SM. Our member agencies are:
We work together to connect persons with disabilities of any age and people 60 years or older with services and supports to help them live independently in the community. Our No Wrong Door philosophy means you may contact any one of our member agencies and be connected with the resources of all of our organizations. Download the brochure scil-adrc.pdf for more information.