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About DILA

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA) was established in 1982. DILA offers a variety of services, including employment support, residential support, information and referral and communication resources, for Eastern Shore residents with hearing loss. Above all DILA strives to promote active, independent living among the people we serve.

Our Mission

Independence of people who are deaf or hard of hearing through communication, connection and community supports.

Our Vision

Our vision is a region comprised of communities of hearing and non-hearing people, where every person is valued as unique, and regardless of whether someone needs support to be independent, everyone is accepted on their own terms and encouraged to follow their own path.

Our Core Values
  1. Community Connector. We cultivate relationships and actively participate in the community to access needed resources and we help each person get involved and create their own supportive networks of friends, colleagues and families.
  2. Individual Supporter. We strive to figure out what every person wants, needs and dreams. Then, we work tirelessly to do "the right thing" and offer the best support possible to help each person create a life of their choosing.
  3. Independence Broker. We appreciate each person's self-worth and right to determine the path and direction of their life.
  4. Joy Maker. We have fun with a "can do" infectious team spirit.

To Learn More...

For more information About DILA.'s services, call 410-742-5052 (voice/TTY) or email dila@dila.org.

Click here to read 'About DILA' Fact Sheet.

Our Programs and Services Information & Referral Residential Support Supported Employment Communication Resources Interpreter Referral Alternative Living Units

Our Contact Info
806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804 | V/TTY: 410-742-5052 | VP: 443-365-2645 | Fax: 410-543-4874
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We follow the Wicomico County Public School Weather Closing/Delay policy.

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