Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann (ILCNSCA)

""Contact Information

27 Congress Street
Suite 107
Salem, MA 01970

Phone: (978) 741-0077 x130 (voice)    (978) 745-1735 (TTY)
Fax: (978) 741-1133 FAX

View the ILCNSCA website

Information Specialist: Grant Murphy

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Additional Locations: By appointment only: Cape Ann Branch in Gloucester

Organization Narrative

Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann is a service and advocacy center run by and for people with disabilities. ILCNSCA supports the struggle of people who have all types disabilities to live independently and to participate fully in community life. The ILCNSCA pursues this mission through a combination of self advocacy services and community action. Self-advocacy services are designed to enable participants to develop the skills an the knowledge necessary to achieve personal independence. ILCNSCA organizes and supports collective action by people with disabilities aimed at positive social change, the elimination of discriminatory barriers, and the creation of a supportive and fully accessible community environment.

Population(s) Served

All people who have disabilities.


American Sign Language,


ILCNSCA ‘s Core Services include:

  • information and referral
  • individual and systemic advocacy
  • peer counseling
  • independent living skills training
  • technical assistance

Special Projects:

  • Community Access Advocacy Team (CAAS)
  • All People Accessible Business Project (APAB)
  • Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Assistance
  • Social/ Recreation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation/Independent Living Programs
  • Architectural Accessibility and ADA Technical Assistance Project
  • Title VII Part B (assistive technology, housing & modification and emergency assistance funds)
  • MASS ACCESS (Housing Registry)
  • Massachusetts Network Information Providers
  • educational workshops on various consumer issues
  • newsletter
  • accessible web page
  • Long Term Options Program


Have a disability or significant other/family member who has a disability


Free. Donations accepted