State of Alabama Independent Living Service (SAIL)


SAIL helps Alabamians with the most-significant disabilities achieve their independence. With compassionate, skilled and trusted counselors, nurses and specialists, SAIL provides in-home education, counseling, attendant care, training, medical and vocational services to ensure independent living can be achieved at home, at school, at work and in the community.

No matter the severity of a person’s disabilities, SAIL makes every effort to provide the support and services they need to live independently or to engage in employment consistent with their capacities and abilities if they want or need to work. SAIL’s counselors serve as the family’s one point of contact to coordinate combined services for Homebound/Waiver and Vocational Rehabilitation consumers.

SAIL also advocates and strives for a higher quality of life for its consumers by individualizing their services, helping individuals and families adapt to greater independence and building confidence in their abilities. It’s this comprehensive and personalized approach that helps ensure our consumers achieve their maximum potential.



The eligibility criteria are slightly different for each program:

Homebound Services

  • Be an Alabama resident
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have a medical diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and/or quadriplegia
  • Be dependent on others for assistance with 6/8 activities of daily living
  • Demonstrate financial need

Home and Community-based Waiver Services

  • Be 18 years of age or older with onset of disability prior to age 63
  • Experience a physical disability resulting in nursing facility level of care
  • Meet Medicaid financial eligibility

Community Support Services

  • Be an Alabama resident
  • Be severely disabled
  • Have a disability that limits the individual’s ability to maintain independence
  • Have evidence that the receipt of services will improve the individual’s ability to independently participate in their community

SAIL/VR Hybrid Services

  • Meet eligibility criteria for Homebound or Waiver Services
  • Have a reasonable expectation that service provision will result in an employment outcome
  • Contact an ADRS office near you for more information and to find out other ways to help support employment for Alabamians with disabilities. Find your local office.


ADRS State Office
602 S. Lawrence St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
P: (334) 293-7500
TFN: 844.602.7245
FAX: (334) 293-7383

SAIL Office Locations


Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Hotline


1-888-574-2257 (TTY)

Client Assistance Program