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Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL)

Advocacy - Disabilities

530 Robert St N, St. Paul, MN, 55101-2210

Distance: 950 Miles

(651) 321-8558


Service Details


Program that works on behalf of individuals and/or groups to make sure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible

Additional Information

Offers one-on-one advocacy work with consumers or families to eliminate barriers to getting services, income, or meeting other needs

Advocates can assist with:
* Learning and using self-advocacy skills to ask for what they need
* Social Security applications and the development of a Plan To Achieve Self Support (PASS)
* Understanding and applying for Medical Assistance (MA), Medicare plans and other health care programs
* Finding accessible and affordable housing options
* Housing advocacy about discrimination, accessibility, accommodation, disputes, landlord mediation and tenant rights education
* Dealing with discrimination and accessibility issues
* Learning about and using transportation options
* Setting up and solving problems with disability services

System advocates also work to initiate, develop and implement public policy. They work with government officials, community groups and private businesses to improve access for people with disabilities.


  • Client Conveniences
    • Assistance with community resources 
  • Specialization
    • Adults with disabilities 
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Brain Injury (BI) 
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities 
    • Deaf or hard-of-hearing 
    • Developmental disabilities 
    • Disabilities 
    • Mental health 
    • Older adults with disabilities 
    • Physical disabilities 
    • Veteran 


People with all types of disabilities, of all ages

Application Instructions

Visit the website or read the Independently Speaking newsletter for opportunities and groups.

For additional information on disability advocacy call the Disability Linkage Line: (866) 333-2466.

Business Hours

8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Primarily the Twin Cities seven-county metro area

ADA MN serves statewide.


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 646-8342
Disability Hub MN (866) 333-2466
FAX (651) 603-2006
Main - ADA Minnesota (651) 603-2015
TDD (651) 603-2001
Toll Free - ADA Minnesota (888) 630-9793

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