Photo: Training House Computer Skills Class

Training House Cooking Class

Photo: Training House clients work as a team in the garden

Training House client watering the garden

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For over 40 years the ILCSC has been assisting People with Disabilities of all ages, Older Adults, and Veterans to gain the skills they need to reach new levels of independence in life through the ILCSC program of services.

We serve Persons with Disabilities of all ages, and all disabilities, including:
* Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
* Stroke
* Cancer
* Autism
* Visual Impairments
* Arthritis
* Loss of Hearing
Mental Illness
* Physical Impairments

- ILCSC services are in coordination with the following organizations:

One of Many Success Stories:
An ILCSC client started the Training House program in January 2015. He enrolled in the following classes: Office Simulation/Work Adjustment, ILS, Money Management, Functional Computers, Horticulture, Cooking and Meal Planning, and Coping with Stress in the Workplace. He later volunteered at the ILCSC Service Office as an Office Assistant to gain current work experience. He expressed that the classes and volunteering were beneficial to him in becoming job ready. In winter of 2016 he obtained a seasonal position as an Electronic Associate, just a few years after experiencing his accident. He was excited about working again and interacting with the public as a professional. The opportunity helped him assess his capabilities, and put into perspective his goals and support in determining suitable employment in the future. He served as a peer mentor for other clients, sharing his achievements, and assisting others in any way he could, from resume writing to being a listening ear. Presently his determination landed him a job as a security guard. He feels very accomplished in how far he has come since his accident, and wants to continue to help others and give back to the community in any way he can.

Van Nuys Service Office - 818.988.9525
Provides the following services:

  • Advocacy
  • Cross Disability Peer Support
  • Housing Assistance
  • Personal Assistants Resources
  • Emergency Services
  • Information & Referral

Lancaster Service Office/Training Center - 661.942.9726

Provides the following services:

  • Independent Living Skills Training (ILS)
  • Job Preparation
  • Youth Services
  • Assistive Technology
  • Housing Referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Cross-Disability Peer Support
  • Personal Assistant Referrals
  • Emergency Services
  • Referrals in the Community

Training House Program Immersion Services

Training House classes are designed to empower clients. Vocational goals are a priority, however all of our classes encourage socialization skills, proper behavior in and out of the workplace, self-advocacy, and other skills helpful in becoming more independent in every aspect of their lives.


  • Vocational Training / Job Preparation Classes
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Functional Computer Skills
  • Art & Support Groups
  • Transportation
  • Horticulture Classes

Job Placement/Job Coaching Services

Providing pre-employment preparation, Job Placement assistance services utilize an extensive employer network throughout the ILCSC service area. Eligibility is required through referral from the Department of Rehabilitation.

  • Job Placement Program
  • Job Coaching
  • Job Club

Youth Transitions

Services to assist in transitioning from school to community.

California Community Transitions (CCT)

Assisting Medi-Cal beneficiaries, who have continuously resided in a health care facility for at least three months, to successfully transition to a community living arrangement. The ILCSC is a Lead Organization (LO) in the CCT Project.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Providing services for persons with TBI, outreach, and community education.

Systems Advocacy

Efforts to affect changes in the system, through a partnership with the client and the community.

The ILCSC Community Advisory has determined the following issues for 2016 - 2017:

  • Affordable, Accessible Housing
  • Transportation
  • Access to Services

Training Workshops and Information Available:

Photo: ADA Training

  • Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act - Employment
  • Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act - State & Local Government
  • Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act - Public Accommodations
  • The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988
  • Transportation
  • Disability Rights Overview
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design (ADASAD)
  • Service Animals/Emotional Support Animals

For a training schedule and availability of in-service training, please call 818.785.6934


If you are a client of the ILCSC, and meet the following criteria, you may be eligible for a free mobile phone and service through California Lifeline. (One per household)

You must be a participant in one of the following programs to be eligible for Lifeline credits:

  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • CalFresh, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Tribal TANF
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation


  • Household Income MUST be at or below 150% of the National Poverty Level

    For more information, please call:

    ILCSC Van Nuys Service Office
    (818) 988-9525

    ILCSC Lancaster Service Office/Training Center
    (661) 942-9726