ILCSC Commendation from the County of Los Angeles

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Photo: Certificate from City of Los Angeles honoring ILCSC's 30th Anniversary

Honoring the ILCSC
30th Anniversary
City of Los Angeles

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The Independent Living Center of Southern California (ILCSC) ... 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 Disabilities, Older Adults, and Veterans.

The ILCSC is dedicated to providing the services which will offer the opportunity to seek an individual course 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 our 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.

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To assist the ILCSC in providing these vital services, make a secure online payment through Pay Pal by clicking on the Donate button above. Pay Pal accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover cards. Or you may mail a check by mail to ILCSC, 14407 Gilmore Street, Ste. 101, Van Nuys, CA 91401. The ILCSC is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Your donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law.

Your gift is much appreciated. Thank You!


Photo: Norma Jean Vescovo

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


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

Black and White Photo: Founding ILCSC Board Members - 1976, Darrell McDaniel (deceased); Lou Nau (deceased); and Bob CampbellBlack and White Photo: 1976 ILCSC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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 Councilmember (deceased); Darrell McDaniel, ILCSC Co-Founder, Internal Revenue Service Counselor (deceased)

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