Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP)

""Contact Information

20 Ballard Road
Lawrence, MA 01843

Phone: (978) 687-4288 (voice)    (978) 687-4288 (TTY)
Fax: (978) 689-4488

View the NILP website

Information Specialist: Meghan McCann

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM

Additional Locations: None.

Organization Narrative

Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) is a community based, consumer controlled, cross-disability Independent Living Center. NILP was first incorporated in 1980 to fulfill the need for a variety of Independent Living services, advocacy, and public awareness for all people who have disabilities in the northeast region of the state. Consumers who actively participate in our program aspire to higher levels of independence through consciousness raising and peer role modeling, coupled with our other services.

Population(s) Served

We serve people with all disabilities, adolescents age 14-22 and psychiatric survivors.


American Sign Language, Spanish


  • Peer counseling
  • information and referral
  • PASS
  • skills training
  • advocacy
  • community education
  • personal assistance
  • housing advocacy
  • adaptive equipment referral
  • mobility training
  • American Sign Language classes
  • transportation advocacy groups
  • parent support groups
  • grassroots empowerment groups for survivors of the mental health system
  • consumer run conferences


To enroll, or to apply, simply call us or stop by our office. Anyone who has a disability (as defined by The Americans With Disabilities Act) is eligible for our services.



Other Information: Our office is fully accessible.