A woman born without arms or legs needs an automatic door opener so she can leave her apartment building, but the condominium board won’t grant permission. A man with a disability needs to help to appeal a denial of Social Security benefits. These are two examples of deserving clients served by the Coalition for Independent Living Options, an organization that provides emotional support, financial assistance, and other essential resources to residents of Palm Beach County, Martin County, and the Treasure Coast. Services range from helping disabled veterans re-enter the workforce to assisting people with disabilities who have been victims of violent crimes. All services are free. Most clients are financially needy. A food pantry has been established, and a seven-week summer camp program has grown to 40 students ages 14-26. They receive breakfast and lunch at camp and a take-home dinner. We also offer a boot camp to teach office skills to high school seniors. CILO opens doors for people who might otherwise find them closed.