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Our Services

The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) strives to provide you, our consumer 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.

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Housing

Assistance with applying, locating, advocating for, and obtaining affordable and accessible housing.

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Housing

Assistance with applying, locating, advocating for, and obtaining affordable and accessible housing 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. Additionally, we know housing is hard to find, we can help with the search. ILRC can also help advocate with landlords to assist you to keep your housing.

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Personal Assistance

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

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Personal Assistance

Connection 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 Programs, ILRC’s Personal Assistant Registry, or by exploring other options to get you the support you need to remain in your home.

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Interpreting

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

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Interpreting

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Registry to ensure Communications Access at meetings, medical appointments, etc. ILRC can be contacted by consumers, businesses, medical offices, community organizations, etc. to request an ASL Interpreter to ensure individuals who are Deaf 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 Operations Coordinator at 805-963-0595 ext. 106 or interp@ilrc-trico.org

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Peer Support

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

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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 disability can make the process of receiving services and working together less stressful. Our requirement is to have 51% of our staff and board be individuals with disabilities. ILRC knows how important true peer support is and maintains 80% of our staff and board representing individuals with disabilities.

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Assistive Technology

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

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Assistive Technology

Devices can be a huge help to increasing or improving the independence of an individual with a disability. ILRC’s Assistive Technology Advocates can help you find devices and equipment to assist you with everyday tasks. Examples may include; wheelchairs, walkers, canes, speech devices, laptops, software, etc. Advocates can help assess need, locate technology to try, and search for funding to purchase.

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Youth Transition

Learning about the possibilities out there early in life can increase independence. ILRC’s Youth Transition Program provides services specifically for students.

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Youth Transition

Learning about the possibilities out there early in life can increase independence. ILRC’s Youth Transition Program provides services specifically for students 14-24. Youth with disabilities are our future advocates! Our Youth transition program provides individual services, group mentorship training, and opportunities to attend leadership forums and events. We can also come to your school and provide disability communication, history, and pride trainings and presentations.

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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.

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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, training, and much more.

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Advocacy

Advocacy is the backbone of the Independent Living Movement. ILRC is here to provide self-advocacy training as well as community organizing/advocacy leading to systems change.

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Advocacy

Advocacy is the backbone of the Independent Living Movement. ILRC is here to provide self-advocacy training as well as community organizing/advocacy leading to systems change. If you are struggling to voice your needs and feel listened to, we can help you learn how to advocate for yourself. ILRC is very involved in our communities and consistently advocating for the disability community in the areas of accessibility, communication, the way services should be provided, etc.

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Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Ventura County

In partnership with our core partner the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) and countywide extended partners, ILRC is a California designated ADRC.

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Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Ventura County

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)- Ventura County. In partnership with our core partner the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) and countywide extended partners, ILRC is a California designated ADRC. The goal of the ADRC’s is to bridge the gap between services for individuals with disabilities and older adults. Our partnerships provide increased services to assist you in making informed decisions about short or long–term care needs, and to help you make a plan to be able to live as you want in the community.