We're here for you. 

While the building is closed, our staff is here for you. If there’s something you need during this crisis, please call us at 353-3599 or email us, and we’ll figure out a way to get it done.

Lisa Bonie, Executive Director
Hilda Velasco, Operations Manager
Joni Inglis, Lead Independent Living Advocate
Deb Maijala, Rural Independent Living Advocate
Patti Rodriguez, Independent Living Skills Coordinator
Mark Tadder, Blindness Advocacy and Resource Officer

Thank you for understanding and we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.


The Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living was founded by a group of people with disabilities to help others with disabilities develop the skills they need to achieve independent living. We are a dynamic organization that responds to the needs of our community.

Our services include:

Independent Living Skills

Information & Referral
Peer Support Groups
Rural Services
Social & Recreational
Technical Assistance
Transition Services
Emergency Preparedness Training
Blind & Low Vision Life Skills
Voters' Bill of Rights

If you require assistance or resources that are not addressed on this site, please reach out to us. We work one-on-one with individuals to help them achieve their independent living goals. And, as a non-profit, we provide most of our services to our community at little to no cost.