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Welcome to the Independent Living Resource Center!
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The California state-wide independent living center network is made up of 29 centers and a total of 21 branch offices. Each center has its own region, character and unique challenges in providing services. All centers, however share the same core services, augmented by those additional services dictated by individual community needs.

The region we serve is the tri-counties: Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo. Approximately 20% of the population in the US is people who live with disabilities or functional limitations. That means that more than 250,000 individuals in these three counties have significant barriers to living the lives they choose.

There are options and opportunities available. Of the 4000+ people whose lives we impact annually, more than 300 are those with physical disabilities, 500 are women with disabilities and over 250 are members of ethnic and cultural groups other than white.

And the numbers keep growing.

We can help you, or someone you know, answer these questions:

Do you want to remain in your own home, or become more independent?

Do you need a sign language interpreter or some assistive device to help you communicate?

Do you know your rights as a person with a disability?
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Hearing Loops are the only assistive listening system to send clear, pure sound directly to hearing aids. They are the international standard for universal hearing access. Our mission is to obtain equal access for individuals with hearing loss by promoting the usage of hearing loop technology.
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new interpreting service agreement:

It has been a great pleasure serving you over the years.  We always strive to provide you with our highest quality service, and competitive rates.  This will not change.  We are expanding our operations to better serve the community, while still exhibiting the highest degree of professionalism in the industry.

For this reason, there is going to be some adjustment in our price starting July 1, 2014.


Our rate for interpreting services will be $70.00/per hour.  Our revised standard rate agreement will be mailed out in late May.  Should you have any questions please contact Jennifer Griffin, Business Manager, at (805) 963-0595 ext. 112 

Click below to see new interpreting service agreement.


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