The Independent Living Center of Southern California (ILCSC) ...
40 Years of Providing Support and Resources for Independent Living.
A non-profit 501 (c) (3) consumer-based, non-residential agency providing a wide range of services to a growing population of People with all types of Disabilities, Older Adults, and Veterans; including people of all ages with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Cancer, Autism, Visual Impairments, Arthritis, Loss of Hearing, Mental Illness, and Physical Impairments.
The ILCSC is dedicated to providing the services which will offer Persons with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Veterans the opportunity to seek an individual plan towards independence - while educating the community.
The ILCSC was established in 1976, and the Service Office was named in honor of its founder, Darrell McDaniel. ILCSC serves a large geographic area: Glendale; Burbank; the San Fernando Valley; and Northern Los Angeles County, including Lancaster, Palmdale, and the Antelope Valley. Any Person with a Disability, Older Adult, or Veteran who may benefit from ILCSC services or programs is eligible regardless of type of disability, race, creed, nationality, age or ability to pay.
ILCSC services include Emergency Services, Housing Assistance, Advocacy, Information & Referral, Peer Support, Assistive Technology, Benefits Assistance, Vocational Training, Independent Living Skills, Job Placement/Coaching, Transition (CCT), Transportation, and Horticulture classes. For more information, please go to our 'Services' page.
ILCSC operations are highly dependent upon community support and individual benefactors. Corporate and foundation contributions, grants/contracts, as well as year-round in-kind donations and volunteer services, which are gratefully received.
"2013 ILCSC ANNUAL REPORT"
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A dream was realized...Persons with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Veterans gained the opportunity to work towards independence in life, through the assistance of a new "grass roots" agency...
The Independent Living Center of Southern California
Top: Founding ILCSC Board Members - 1976 (left to right) Darrell McDaniel (deceased); Lou Nau (deceased); and Bob Campbell
Bottom: 1976 ILCSC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - (left to right) Ed Roberts, Past Director California Department of Rehabilitation (deceased); Ernani Bernardi, Los Angeles City Councilmember (deceased); Darrell McDaniel, ILCSC Co-Founder, Internal Revenue Service Counselor (deceased)
In 1976, Norma Jean Vescovo, ILCSC CEO, who had been working for ten years prior to improve the school systems, organizations, and special education schools for persons with disabilities, helped to found the Independent Living Center of Southern California. As Chief Executive Officer of the ILCSC...More about Norma
"HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE ILCSC!"
WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? GO TO OUR NEWS PAGE, AND SEE WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE THANKFUL FOR...
A HORTICULTURE GARDEN CLASS AT OUR NEW LANCASTER OFFICE LOCATION!
Our clients are in need of accessible, raised planting bins for persons in wheelchairs; plants, vegetables, and fruit trees; gardening tools, hoses, and landscaping for the gardening area.
"Therapeutic gardens are designed for the convenience and enjoyment for people with the widest possible range of conditions. As practical and pleasurable landscapes for people of all ages and all abilities, these gardens commonly stimulate the full range of senses including memory, hearing, touch, smell and sometimes taste as pleasurable alternatives to the visual experience of gardens. The therapeutic garden exploits the most complete range of people/plant interactions and experiences possible within its enclosures."
(Reprint permission has been given by the American Horticultural Therapy Association)
Your tax-deductible gift of any amount will make a difference!
HELP YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORS WITH A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TO THE ILCSC!
"I gained many new skills to help me live independently. I am now working and have a very full life." N.E.
"I have learned how to do resumes, thank you letters, how to prepare for job interviews, and job readiness. How to be independent." J.B.
"I am more ready for the workforce, more than I ever have been. I have gained a lot of confidence about me." A.K.
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The ILCSC is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Your donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law.Your Gift is Much Appreciated!
ARE YOU PREPARED?
Disasters can strike at any time...
Being prepared in the event of a disaster is important. It takes planning and preparation, which can save your life. The ILCSC Community Advisory Forum (CAF) is pleased to provide the following resources to help you prepare. Having the proper supplies on hand will make the difference of possibly being able to "shelter in place" in your own residence (if it is structurally sound) until rescue personnel can reach you.
Below, we are offering free Disaster Preparedness Checklists which you can download/print, and links to other related resources which can assist you in being prepared and assembling emergency supplies for a personal "Go-Kit," for yourself, your family, service animal, or emotional support animal.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR SERVICE ANIMALS, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS, PETS
Courtesy of the
Independent Living Center of Southern California Community Advisory Forum (CAF).
For more information on the CAF, please call Marcy at (818) 785-6934