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The ILCSC will be celebrating it's 41st Year of providing services to persons with disabilities, as of July 2017. In 1975 I had the privilege of working with three wonderful colleagues, Darrell McDaniel, Lou Nau, and Bob Campbell, to plan, develop, and set up the operations of the ILCSC. As a team, we worked with the people in the community to seek out the needs of persons with disabilities. We made one promise, that has been consistent throughout our 41 years, "If you need a service, and are a person with a disability, come to us and you will receive that service."

During the last few years, we have developed more services and locations. We now have a new home in Lancaster, providing more services such as Independent Living Skills (ILS), Employment Preparation, and Job Placement/Coaching. We provide training monthly on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Disability Rights, provide Traumatic Brain Injury services, provide services for transitioning from nursing homes back into the community through the California Community Transitions (CCT) Program, and services to Youth to transition from school to the community.

We continue our Toastmasters Speaking and Leadership Program for staff and community members, and with the assistance of donors such as Gelsons Markets, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Employees Assn., Shelter Partnership, and community donors, we continue to offer Emergency Services and Homeless Programs for clients.

The success of the ILCSC continues to grow, providing more services to assist persons with disabilties in their goal of living independently, through community organization networking, our caring and talented staff, our fantastic Board of Directors, the support of the community, and those who give through volunteer hours or donations.

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank each and every one for all you have done to support the Independent Living Center of Southern California. We look forward to even greater success in the years to come!

Norma Jean Vescovo
ILCSC CEO

 

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