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“The hardest battle is to be nobody - but - yourself in a world which is doing its best... to make you like everybody else.”
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Southwestern Independent
Living Center, Inc.

843 North Main Street
Jamestown, New York 14701
Voice: (716) 661-3010
TTD: (716) 661-3012
Fax: (716) 661-3011

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Southwestern Independent Living Center is a non-residential, private nonprofit agency established in 1983. SILC provides services throughout Chautauqua County that will assist individuals with disabilities in reaching maximum independence and an enriched quality of life.

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Tax season is coming. Once again SILC will offer free tax return completion as part of the VITA program sponsored by the IRS. It will be a "by appointment" service. A schedule will be ready in a couple of weeks. Per the IRS they will not be ready to accept e-file until 1/26/14 at the earliest.


SILC Offices will be closed on the following days 12/24/13 Christmas Eve 12/25/13 Christmas Day 12/31/13 New Years Eve 1/1/14 New Yeas Day 1/ 20/14 Martin Luther King Day 2/17/14 Presidents' Day


SILC will again be offering Free Tax Preparation. We are a VITA site for the IRS. We use their software and have a a person we can make inquires to for our area.. We will be e-filing as many returns as we can. Actual preparation will begin about Jan 30. They will again be by appointment only. To begin with the days of operation will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 10 am to 3 pm.We will post a notice here when we are ready to accept appointments


Do you have questions about SSD or SSI? Workshops are being planned. Check with staff at 661-3010 for more information and registration forms


Weekend Transportation. Want to get a ride to a ball game? or horseback riding? Reminder that SILC can provide night and weekend transportation to individuals with developmental disabilities who are living with families. Call Helen to arrange a ride at 661-3010.

Our regular Wheelchair transportation operates from 8 am to 4:30 pm each day M-F. Any disability qualifies for a ride. And you do not have to be in a wheelchair.