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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

To promote access to the services and resources for the Eastern Shore residents who are deaf or hard of hearing and provide opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life.

Our Philosophy

Individuals of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing have unique skills and talents that if discovered, can be utilized in making them productive and contributing citizens of the State of Maryland. Such skills and talents are only discovered and maximized if there are people who can communicate using American Sign Language (ASL), and who understand the communication barriers associated with hearing loss.

Our Core Values
  1. Diversity
    and making a difference in the community.
  2. Commitment
    to the agency and individuals served.
  3. Loyalty
    toward the agency and each other.
  4. Respect
    for all modes of communication.
  5. Integrity
    of professional ethics.
  6. Teamwork
    and partnerships in providing quality services.

To Learn More...

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

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Our Programs and Services Information & Referral Residential Support Supported Employment Communication Resources 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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