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Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities

Provides a variety of services to enable the disabled and the frail elderly person to lead independent lives.


CID is a non-residential independent living center primarily organized and operated by people with disabilities to serve people with disabilities, including frail elderly. Peer support is available for individuals, families and couples as well as peer support groups. Independent Living Skills provides evaluation, training, consultation and equipment assistance. Personal Assistance Program assists with recruitment and placement of attendants/respite workers, offers mediation and training in employer skills and responsibilities. The Housing Accessibility Modification (HAM) Program provides low-cost modifications for people with disabilities including the frail elderly. The goal is to eliminate barriers and adapt environments enabling residents to be as mobile, safe and independent as possible within their homes. Modifications include the installation of grab bars, wooden banisters, handrails, ramps, adaptive bathroom and kitchen fixtures, interior and exterior non-skid surfaces and door bell and emergency alert systems for hearing-impaired persons. These services are also offered to caregivers in the family. Financial Benefits Support provides information and advocacy regarding government benefits programs, e.g., Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Medi-Cal, General Assistance, Food Stamps, In-Home Support Services. Staff also provide community outreach and education, information and referral and advocacy in the areas of housing, transportation, financial benefits, accessibility and employment. Consultation in the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act is available. Volunteers are welcome in many areas. Formerly known as Center for Independence of the Disabled, Inc. (CID). Branch office is located in San Bruno at 1590 El Camino Real, Suite C (described separately).


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block. CALTRAIN within 3 blocks.
2001 Winward Way, Suite 103, San Mateo, CA 94404 37.5556213 -122.2820974 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Ramp



$10 registration fee. Other fees vary according to program and third party (Medi-Cal, Department of Rehabilitation, etc.).


Disabled residents of San Mateo County including frail elderly


Disabled or frail elderly resident of San Mateo County. Some programs have income eligibility

How to Apply:

Apply by phone.

Service Wait Estimate:

Some programs may have a waiting list.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County