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Mountain State Centers for Independent Living

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living (MTSTCIL) is a community-based organization providing advocacy, networking, and resources to people with disabilities and their families. The centers are a place where people with disabilities are free to meet, share, learn and plan lives of greater independence and self reliance.

Kathryn Vicars

Kathryn Vicars, a friend of Mountain State Centers for Independent Living, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018. The family has asked that Memorial Contributions be made to Mountain State Centers for Independent Living. Our prayers and throughts go to Kathryn and her family at this time. Make a Memorial Contribution in Kathryn's name.

tiny house in progressAdvocacy for a Tiny House in Beckley

Jason, a person with a disability, decided to build himself a Tiny House. And then he discovered that a city ordance does not consider a Tiny House a real home and he can't get city power or water. Read the story.

More About MTSTCIL

MTSTCIL staff provide peer support and offer guidance and encouragement to individuals in making appropriate decisions regarding their day-to-day lives. Visit peer support page.

Advocacy is the core of our organization. We believe that by focusing on advocacy and teaching people with disabilities self-advocacy skills, our vision and mission can be achieved. Visit the Advocacy in Action section.

By raising the community's level of awareness about disabilities, our centers have the unique distinction of being both a resource for individuals and an advocacy organization in the community.

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
Corporate Office
821 Fourth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Voice/TTY: 304-525-3324
Fax: 304-525-3360
Toll free: 866-MTSTCIL (866-687-8245)

Beckley office:
329 Prince Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Voice: 304-255-0122
TDD: 304-255-0122


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