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Our Services

The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) strives to provide you, our consumers, with the tools and resources to make your own decisions and be as independent as possible. We hope to help you feel valued and supported in our communities.

Housing Navigation

Get help applying, locating, advocating for, and obtaining affordable and accessible housing.

Personal Assistance

Get connected to the assistance needed to be more independent; cleaning, cooking, bathing, etc.

Housing Navigation

Get help applying, locating, advocating for, and obtaining affordable and accessible housing. We know housing is hard to find; we can help with the search! Our Community Living Advocates, located in each office, are trained to assist you in finding and keeping housing. We can help you understand and apply for affordable housing programs. ILRC can also help advocate with landlords to assist you in maintaining your housing.

Personal Assistance

Get connected to the assistance needed to be more independent; cleaning, cooking, bathing, etc. ILRC’s Community Living Advocates are available to help with applying for personal assistance services. This may be via In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), ILRC’s Personal Assistant Registry, or by exploring other options to get you the support you need.

Interpreting

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Registry to ensure Communications Access at meetings, medical appointments, etc.

Peer Support

ILRC has the unique ability to offer services and support from a place of understanding as individuals with disabilities ourselves.

Interpreting

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Registry to ensure Communications Access at meetings, medical appointments, etc. Consumers, businesses, medical offices, community organizations, etc. can contact ILRC to request an ASL Interpreter to ensure individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing can have full access to communication. You may also download documents for After Hours/Emergency Phone Numbers and the Interpreting Services Agreement. For more information; please contact our Independent Living Advocate-Deaf at interp@ilrc-trico.org.

Peer Support

ILRC has the unique ability to offer services and support from a place of understanding as individuals with disabilities ourselves. We understand how frustrating it can be to be misunderstood. Receiving support from someone experiencing a disability can make the process of receiving services and working together less stressful. At least 51% of our staff and board are individuals with disabilities. Currently, ILRC maintains 80% of our staff and board representing individuals with disabilities.

Assistive Technology

Devices can be a huge help in increasing or improving the independence of an individual with a disability.

Youth Transition

Youth can learn about increasing independence at an early age.

Assistive Technology

Devices can be a huge help in increasing or improving the independence of an individual with a disability. ILRC’s Assistive Technology Coordinator can help you find devices and equipment to assist you with everyday tasks. Examples may include; wheelchairs, walkers, canes, speech devices, laptops, software, etc. Our AT Coordinator can help assess needs, locate technology to try out, and help navigate the funding process to purchase the needed items.

Youth Transition

Youth can learn about increasing independence at an early age. ILRC’s Youth Advocate provides services specifically for youth aged 14-29. Our Youth Transition program provides individual services and opportunities to attend leadership forums and events. Youth with disabilities are our future advocates!

Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB)

The OIB Program is designed to provide services to individuals experiencing vision loss or blindness who are 55 or older.

Advocacy

Advocacy is the backbone of ILRC.

Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB)

The OIB Program is designed to provide services to individuals experiencing vision loss or blindness who are 55 or older. Have you noticed you need glasses? Would bumps on your microwave help you find the right button? These are examples of needs we can help you with through our OIB Program. Additionally, we can help with devices, orientation and mobility training, and much more.

Advocacy

Advocacy is the backbone of ILRC. ILRC is here to provide self-advocacy training as well as community organizing/advocacy for systems change. If you are struggling to voice your needs or feel you are not being listened to, we can help you learn how to advocate for yourself. ILRC is very involved in our communities and consistently advocates for the disability community in the areas of accessibility, communication, service provision methods, and more.

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

The goal of the ADRC is to bridge the gap between long-term support and services provided to both individuals with disabilities and older adults.

Information & Referral

Information and Referal (I&R) services are one of ILRC’s core services.

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

In partnership with our core partners the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA), the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, and extended partners across each of our counties, ILRC is a designated ADRC in Ventura County and an emerging ADRC in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The goal of the ADRC is to bridge the gap between long-term support and services provided to both individuals with disabilities and older adults.

Information & Referral

Information and Referal (I&R) services are one of ILRC’s core services. When you initially contact ILRC, you will be connected with one of our four bilingual Information and Referral Specialists in each of our respective counties. Our Information and Referral Specialists conduct a conversational needs assessment and connect individuals with the staff member that provides the needed services. In addition, if an individual requests a service that ILRC does not offer, we ensure they are connected with the appropriate organization to help with their needs.

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training

Independent Living Skills (ILS) are any skills that aid an individual in increasing or maintaining independence.

Benefits Counseling

ILRC understands how frustrating applying for public benefits can be, but we can help!

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training

Independent Living Skills (ILS) are any skills that aid an individual in increasing or maintaining independence; examples of independent living skills include applying for an ADA ID card for transportation, applying for school, and learning how to manage a bank account. Our Advocates will work with you to create as many independent living goals as you need and work alongside you step by step to achieve your goals.

Benefits Counseling

ILRC understands how frustrating applying for public benefits can be, but we can help! Meet with our Benefits Advocates to learn about, apply for, and appeal for public benefits. Public benefits include unemployment, SSDI/SSI, MediCal, Medicare, and more.

Transitions

ILRC’s Transition Advocates focus on assisting individuals in any type of institutional setting.

Alzheimer's Disease And Related Dementias (ADRD) Program

The ADRD program works with individuals of all ages and backgrounds who are at high risk of developing dementia.

Transitions

ILRC’s Transition Advocates focus on assisting individuals in any type of institutional setting, like a skilled nursing facility, hospital, or board and care facility, in transitioning to community-based living. We can help you navigate the overwhelming process of getting back home after spending time in an institution; the process can include but is not limited to assistance in locating housing, obtaining home modifications, and applying for public benefits.

Alzheimer's Disease And Related Dementias (ADRD) Program

The ADRD program works with individuals of all ages and backgrounds who are at high risk of developing dementia. The risk for dementia comes from an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (I/DD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The ADRD program supports community-based living by offering case management, caregiver respite, community resource connections, and so much more! This program is offered only to Ventura County residents.

Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Services

The Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Program is focused on providing peace of mind for our consumers in times of disaster or emergency.

Deaf Services

All of our services are available to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals of all ages, in the language that is most natural to them.

Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Services

The Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Program is focused on providing peace of mind for our consumers in times of disaster or emergency. When you apply for services on our website, our Emergency Preparedness Services Manager will contact you to help you prepare for disasters and emergencies. We can help you with creating an evacuation plan, signing up for the Medical Baseline Program, or obtaining a backup battery for eligible individuals.

Deaf Services

All of our services are available to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals of all ages, in the language that is most natural to them. Our Independent Living Advocate, who is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), can help you receive any of our services, including housing navigation, assistive technology, and more.