Independent Living Services

DORS operates the Independent Living Older Blind Program (ILOB). ILOB helps individuals who are 55 or older who are also blind or have a vision impairment to live independently in their homes and communities.

If you are not eligible for ILOB, and you have a disability but your goal is not to go to work, independent living (IL) services provided by a Center for Independent Living may be right for you. IL services are for individuals with disabilities who want to be more independent at home and in the community.

For more information about IL services, contact:

Maryland Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)
199 E. Montgomery Ave., Suite 100
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 443-961-4630

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Find Maryland's Centers for Independent Living (external link).

Maryland SILC November 2023 Meeting Schedule

All Meeting are via Zoom and dates and times are subject to change. Please contact Rose Carey at for more information

Public Engagement: January 5, 6:00 PM

Training - Legislative 3Toolkit: January 9, 2:00 PM

Executive Committee: January 10, 12:30 PM

Outcomes Committee: January 16, 11:00 AM

Infrastructure Committee: January 16, 12:30 PM

IL Network Legislative Work Group: January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 9:30 AM

SPIL Writing Committee: January 18, 3:00 PM


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