The Independent Living Center of Southern California (ILCSC) ...
40 Years of Providing Support and Resources for Independent Living.
Mission Statement: 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.
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 was established in 1976, with the Service Office 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 Independent Living Skills Training, Job Placement/Coaching, California Community Transitions (CCT), Horticulture Program Classes, Vocational Training, Transportation, Emergency Services, Housing Assistance, Advocacy, Information & Referral, Peer Support, Assistive Technology, and Benefits Assistance. 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, are gratefully received.
"2014 ILCSC ANNUAL REPORT"
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In 1976 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 - (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 State Department of Rehabilitation (deceased); Ernani Bernardi, Los Angeles City Councilmember (deceased); Darrell McDaniel, ILCSC Co-Founder, Internal Revenue Service Counselor (deceased)
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
HELP YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORS WITH DISABILITIES, WITH A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT TO THE ILCSC!
ILCSC clients write:
"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.
Make a convenient online donation through Pay Pal by clicking on the Donate button above...
or you may send your check (made payable to the "ILCSC") to 14407 Gilmore Street, Suite 101, Van Nuys, CA 91401.
The ILCSC is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Your donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law.Your Gracious Donations Are 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. We are 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, emotional support animal, or pet.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR SERVICE ANIMALS, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS, PETS
Courtesy of the
Independent Living Center of Southern California
Confused about the Coordinated Care Initiative and if you are considered a Cal Dual?
Watch these informational You Tube videos for helpful information...courtesy of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) - Cal Duals
Cal MediConnecToons - episode 1 (English)
Cal MediConnecToons - episode 2 (English)
Cal MediConnecToons - episode 3 (English)
Cal MediConnecToons - episode 4 (English)
Cal MediConnecToons - episode 5 (English)
These videos are also available in Spanish and Closed Captioned