Promoting equality and opportunities for a better life
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Are you

  • Not receiving the services/benefits you need?
  • Trying to obtain housing or employment?
  • Thinking about getting out of a nursing home?
  • Facing discrimination?

The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) is a private, nonprofit, consumer-controlled agency. It was founded in 1989 to encourage and empower individuals with disabilities to participate fully in family, community, and work-life.

ILRC serves individuals with disabilities in a sixteen county service area by providing support, advocacy, and removing barriers that prevent people with disabilities from full and equal participation in all aspects of community life. Services are designed to increase independence and self-sufficiency.

The Independent Living Resource Center is part of a nationwide disability rights movement through which control is vested in persons with disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities:

  • Belong in the community
  • Are not patients taken to be cured, children to be taken care of, nor brave souls to be admired
  • Should be in charge of the assistance they may require
  • Are victimized by a prejudiced society, not by the disabilities they happen to have (From “A People’ History of the Independent Living Movement” by Chava Levy, 1988)

Be part of the movement to change our communities so that we can all live and work with dignity and pride in a barrier-free society.

The Independent Living Resource Center does not discriminate with regard to disability, race, color, national origin, ancestry, culture, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identification in its services or hiring practices.

Talk to Us

Should you have further questions about our agency and services, do not hesitate to contact us