Serving Lake & McHenry Counties

Celebrating 30 Years of Service

Lake County Center for Independent Living's Mission

...LCCIL empowers people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives as valued members of the community.

Who We Are . . .

Lake County Center for Independent Living, serving Lake and McHenry counties, is a not-for-profit, disability rights organization. We exist to ensure that all people with disabilities have the tools they need to live independently. Governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities, we are a consumer-controlled organization, which means the services we provide are those chosen by our consumers. To learn more, click our ABOUT US page.


The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Medline Industries—the lead sponsor for LCCIL’s 30th anniversary Gala Benefit!

Mark your calendars for March 7th! Please see our How You Can Help page for more information and how you can join us in the celebration!


Community Advocacy Program (CAP)

Are you a person with a disability who is interested in learning more about how your government works and how to advocate for yourself or others? Join LCCIL’s Community Advocacy Program (CAP) beginning the first week of March, where we provide you the tools to build your skills in leadership, self-advocacy, and community involvement.

This 13-week program will provide an opportunity to travel to our state capitol and experience government in action. Meet, greet, and engage with legislators and local government officials to advocate for change within your own communities.

We will only be accepting 8 total participants, 4 from Lake County and 4 from McHenry County, so be sure to lock in a spot before the program is full!

Please download and complete the application below and send it via email or drop it off at either of our offices. Our Lake County office is located at 377 N. Seymour Ave., Mundelein, IL. Our McHenry County office is located at 5400 Elm St. Suite 106 McHenry, IL.

CAP Application 2020 (PDF)

If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about CAP, please call LCCIL at (847) 949-4440 or email: Sean at, or Andy at


New Strategic Plan

Dear Friends, Neighbors and Colleagues:

We are delighted to introduce our five year strategic plan (October 2019-September 2024) which clarifies the work and overall direction of Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL). Our strategic plan is a result of information received through community feedback via individual and organizational surveys throughout Lake and McHenry counties.

The goals outlined in the plan will position LCCIL to:

  • Increase awareness of LCCIL services through the creation of a comprehensive marketing plan
  • Expand peer mentoring opportunities into McHenry County and among youth with disabilities struggling with inclusion and acceptance
  • Build capacity to provide independent living skills training to more consumers through the use of electronic/technological communication and peer group learning opportunities
  • Increase transition services for youth aging out of school and into the workforce
  • Streamline processes to more effectively provide information & referral services
  • Advance systems advocacy initiatives to create and expand affordable/accessible housing and public transportation options
  • Increase financial resources through the implementation of a 5-year fund raising plan

We truly appreciate everyone who participated in the process and value their feedback as well as the acknowledgement of the potential challenges for a not for profit organization. LCCIL is a consumer-driven, community based organization; therefore, this strategic plan reflects the needs of people with disabilities in the communities that we serve. Thank you to all who participated!

Click here to check out the plan.


Walter J. Kendall III
Board President

Kelli Brooks
Executive Director


LCCIL Staff 2019 CILYMPICS Gold Medalists