A satellite office was created in 1993, when a task force of consumers in Planning District 22 (Accomack and Northampton Counties) expressed concerns that children and adults with disabilities were not receiving the services they needed.

The Eastern Shore Center for Independent Living, Inc. became its own entity in 1999, as a non-profit, non-residential center for independent living which receives part of its funding from the State of Virginia.  The E.S.C.I.L. is governed by a Board of Directors. At least fifty-one percent of the members of the Board of Directors have disabilities which helps to assure that the E.S.C.I.L remains in touch with the persons with disabilities in our community.