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Independent Living Program

What Does "Independent Living" Mean?

For many Americans with disabilities, Independent Living means freedom - the freedom to make choices in their lives taking an active part in daily living at home and in the community, which some people take for granted, can be difficult for a person with a significant disability.

Independent Living programs can help overcome barriers; especially those that impede a person's ability to pursue activities of his/her own choice.

A variety of services are available in New Hampshire to assist people with disabilities in achieving their personal life choices and goals.

Independent Living Programs and Services

  • Information and Referral
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Training Peer Support Counseling
  • Advocacy (assistance with resolving problems related to disabilities)
  • Home Modification
  • Accessible Transportation
  • Adaptive Aids and Equipment
  • Interpreters for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Service Coordination (Case Management)
  • Personal Care Attendants (PCAs)

Note: Eligibility for services from Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) and the State Independent Living Program is based on the existence of a significant disability that impedes independence. Some of the services available are dependent upon financial need.

For information on any of these programs, contact

PO Box 7268
Concord, NH 03301-7268
(603) 228-9680
Voice/TTY 1-800-826-3700

Sight Services for Independent Living

Independent Living Services are available for individuals who are legally blind or visually impaired and who are 55 years of age or older including

  • Low vision Services
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Peer Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Teaching
Services for Blind and Visually Impaired
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3537
Voice/TTY 1-800-581-6881

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711