Our programs are designed to help individuals with disabilities gain their independence
and engage with their communities.
The Ability Center is a non-profit Center for Independent Living (CIL) serving northwest Ohio. As a CIL, we provide six core services that include advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills, peer support and mentoring, transition, and diversion to support those in our community to thrive independently.
51% of staff and Board of Directors must be individuals living with disabilities.
The Ability Center serves northwest Ohioans living with disabilities through a number of programs developed to support independent living. Our programs are often funded by grants and/or philanthropic donations with very specific eligibility guidelines. Therefore, your eligibility is often dependent upon meeting the guidelines set forth by our funders. Where you reside, your disability, income, age, living arrangement, etc., are all demographics used by funders to establish eligibility.