We are one of over 400 Centers for Independent Living in the United States. Centers for Independent Living (CIL) are non-residential, consumer-controlled, community-based, and cross-disability organizations. As such, the majority of our Board of Directors and staff are people with disabilities. We embrace the Independent Living philosophy and believe that people with disabilities have the right to control and direct their own lives.
Our mission when we began remains the same today, to truly be a “Friend of a Child.”
Our primary purpose is to provide emergency assistance to families with children under the age of 18 living in Charles County.
CHI, Inc. is a not-for-profit service provider, founded in 1948, that supports individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. CHI, Inc. offers a variety of supports and services such as Competitive Employment, Community Residential, Day Supports, Personal Supports, and Employment Supports that support individuals with different disabilities to live, work and engage with the community around them.
The PRC helps residents of Gaithersburg pursue their educational goals and access needed resources by providing adult educational classes and providing information about services available in the community. We help remove barriers by offering these programs and services in both English and Spanish. We believe that by helping parents succeed, we improve the lives of the children for whom they are caring.