at Freedom Center for Independent Living in Middletown, Delaware, United States
Freedom Center for Independent Living (FCIL) is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential, private nonprofit agency that provides the following core independent living services:
- Information and Referral;
- Independent Living Skills Training;
- Peer Support;
- Individual and Systems Advocacy;
- Services that facilitate transition from nursing homes and other institutional settings to the community,
provide assistance to those at risk of entering institutions to circumvent that outcome; and
- Facilitate transition of youth to postsecondary life.
• Provide leadership in the practical, professional and financial development and growth of the Freedom Center by
achieving the goals established by its Board of Directors, the organization’s mission, and requirements set forth by
the federal government.
• Establish mechanisms to solicit input from the constituency and community partners, and research of best practices
for the development of an annual strategic plan for the Center in collaboration with the Board.
• Ensure that a comprehensive, accurate budget and subsequent modifications are developed annually and presented
to the Board of Directors for review and approval.
• Develop and administer policies and procedures as well as a management plans to ensure competent performance
in all areas of Freedom Center’s operation including the delivery of the 5 core services of Independent Living.
• Ensure compliance with federal guidelines for operating a Center for Independent Living, and effectively interface
with state liaisons.
• Develop and deliver presentations and prepare articles for publication.
• Establish and implement a marketing plan to increase community awareness of the Center’s programs and services.
• Research, apply for, and secure grants, and establish and implement fund raising activities.
• Maintain contact with state and federal officials responsible for the oversight of the programs and services provided
by Freedom Center to assure a current knowledge of and response to emerging trends, directions and changes.
• Establish management systems to monitor Freedom Center’s programs and services and assure they are of the
highest quality, have the appropriate level of staffing, and staffed by competent professionals, paraprofessionals and
support personnel while conforming to Freedom Center’s mission and philosophy as well as applicable local, state
and federal laws, rules and regulations.
• Establish, maintains and implement a staff development program that will promote the personal and professional
growth and development of Freedom Center’s staff and volunteers.