Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I volunteer?

Volunteering at TCIL can be a gratifying experience. TCIL is always seeking volunteers in many capacities.  Contact us to become a volunteer.

Are there any cost or fees for our services?

Most services are free and are provided regardless of race, religion, income, age, gender, sexual orientation or type of disability.

Who is eligible for our services?

Any individual with a disability who is seeking services to support his/her goal of living independently in the community.

How can I get services?

TCIL staff are accessible by phone, TTY, email and can be met in person, by appointment, in our offices. Click here to view our contact information

Do you have staff that speak Spanish?

TCIL has a fluent Spanish speaker on our team. Se habla Espanol.

What are your hours of operation?

TCIL is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., We are closed daily from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. for lunch and every other Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for  our bi-weekly staff meeting

How is TCIL funded?

TCIL is one of 28 Independent Living Centers in the state of California.  Independent Living Centers (ILCs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, administered through the State of California Dept. of Rehabilitation. However, those funds do not cover all center expenses and local centers rely on fundraisers and charitable donations from the communities they serve.  If you would like to make a donation, please click here.

What if I can’t leave my home?

TCIL will work with you by phone or email to assist you with your requests.