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The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) offers a wide array of Our Services that allows you to be as independent as possible. At the same time, you may check out all the resources listed below to seek information and services on your own:

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Aging & Older Adults

The SCAN Foundation


The SCAN Foundation is an independent public charity working to transform systems of care for older adults in ways that preserve dignity and encourage independence.

California Collaborative for Long Term Services & Supports


The California Collaborative for Long Term Services and Supports is a coalition of statewide organizations serving seniors and persons with disabilities, united by a common vision of high quality, client-driven care.

Ventura County Area on Aging/Aging & Disability Resource Center


The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, an agency of the County of Ventura, is the principal agency in Ventura County charged with the responsibility to promote the development and implementation of a comprehensive coordinated system of care that enables older individuals, children and adults with disabilities, and their caregivers to live in a community-based setting and to advocate for the needs of those 60 years of age and older in the county, providing leadership and promoting citizen involvement in the planning process as well as in the delivery of services.

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Education & Student with Disabilities

Resources for Students with Disabilities


With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful.

Information & Resources to Online Colleges


Distance learning is here to stay. Initially on the fringes of formal education, online colleges, courses and degree programs have quickly become mainstream. Even traditional campus-based institutions have incorporated online learning into their curricula.

Winning in College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities


The transition from high school to college life is difficult enough for any number of students without considering a disability. Odds are that if you have a disability and you made it through high school, you’ve done it with the help of a very disciplined and structured routine order of classes.

Overview of College Resources for Students with Disabilities


Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs.

Guide to Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities


To assist in this search, we’ve created a list of the current disability scholarships being offered from various foundations and organizations.

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Employment & Careers

California Department of Rehabilitation


The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is an employment and independent living resource for people with disabilities.

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Legal Services

Legal Aid Fair Housing


Its purpose is to help you find more information about Fair Housing laws in Santa Barbara County.

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Substance Abuse & Suicide Prevention

Veterans Crisis Hotline & Website


Call (800) 273-8255 and press 1, or send a text message to 838255. We all can take action to help prevent suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Service member in their life who is going through a difficult time.

Guide to Suicide Prevention


Suicide is a complex public health issue with several causes, including psychiatric illnesses that may have not been recognized or treated.

Guide to Understanding & Avoiding Substance Abuse


According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, about four out of five college students drink alcohol. Though drinking has long been the most common form of substance abuse in college, the National Institute on Drug Abuse points out that the use of marijuana, prescription drugs and illicit drugs is on the rise.

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Veteran Affairs & Services

United States Department of Veterans Affairs


Core values describe an organization's culture and character and serve as the foundation for the way individuals in an organization interact with each other and with people outside of the organization.

California Department of Veterans Affairs


Learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more!

State of California Veterans Employment Services


The Employment Development Department (EDD) assists veterans and their eligible spouses to maximize their employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to many resources designed to help in their search for employment.

Veterans Crisis Hotline & Website


Call (800) 273-8255 and press 1, or send a text message to 838255. We all can take action to help prevent suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Service member in their life who is going through a difficult time.

California Association of Veteran Service Officers


The California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) is an organization of professional veterans advocates.