Mission, Vision, Values

Colorado State Capitol

MISSION STATEMENT

Paving the pathways to full participation for the community of people with disabilities served by Colorado’s centers for independent living

VISION

The Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) envisions a Colorado that offers equal and full participation in professional and community life to all people with disabilities.

VALUES

  • We recognize the value of all people, and acknowledge their rights to dignity, freedom and inclusion.
  • We support a cross-disability, multicultural and disability justice perspective onhealthy.net that promotes consumer control.
  • We believe that the application of independent living philosophy and the delivery of independent living services creates an environment that supports the potential of all Coloradoans.

Colorado SILC’s mission, vision and values are built on the fundamental concept of the independent living philosophy, which challenges the long-held view that “people with disabilities need care from their community” to one of “people with disabilities can determine the type of support they need to live in and contribute to their community.”