Our Mission

Our Mission

ILRC’s Mission: To Empower Individuals with Disabilities

Our mission is “Empowering People with Disabilities.” Independent Living Resource Center is committed to helping people with all kinds of disabilities – physical, mental and developmental – live as independently as possible in the homes and communities of their choice. We do this in a variety of ways, guided by our five core services:

  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Support
  • Advocacy
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Transition/De-Institutionalization

ILRC is a resource for families, friends, caregivers and others concerned about the needs of people with disabilities. As a center for independent living, we are a consumer-directed organization. 51% of ILRC’s board of directors and staff members are persons with disabilities. ILRC works with our consumers, rather than for them, to help find solutions to fit their particular needs. We believe individuals with disabilities are entitled to the same rights, options and control over their lives as everyone else.

ILRC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The services we provide are made possible through funding from state and federal sources, grants, fundraising events and private donations. We do not receive funding from the United Way.

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