The Independent Living Center of Southern California (ILCSC) ...
Providing Support and Resources for Independent Living for 39 Years.
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 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 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.
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE !
To assist the ILCSC in providing these vital services, make a secure online donation 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 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!
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
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)
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 providing 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