Graphic. Pictures (diamond shaped) of client and caseworker, doing a 'high five,' a senior lady in the kitchen, and a senior man in a wheelchair with his Service Dog. ILC blue logo in the center of a white diamond, with pictures surrounding it. Additional diamond shapes around the pictures in blue and yellow, with light gray between.
ILC logo in blue, with gray shadowing. Looks 3-D. White background with a gray frame.

Independent Living Center of Southern California, Inc.

The Independent Living Center of Southern California would like to take this opportunity to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) for her work in assuring independence for persons with disabilities. Justice Ginsburg authored the 1999 landmark decision, Olmstead v. L.C., upholding the right of people with disabilities of all ages to live, work, and participate in their communities, and rejecting institutional segregation.

Latest Emergency Information For
Los Angeles County

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COVID-19: Keeping Los Angeles Safe

National Emergency Preparedness Month! September 2020

L.A. Emergency Management Department – Beat the Heat

L.A. County Cooling Centers Map

Governor Newsom Signs Statewide COVID-19 Tenant and Landlord Protection Legislation

2-1-1 Interactive Food Finder Map

Reasonable Access for
Support Persons in Hospital or Medical Settings

United States Census 2020 – Spread the Word

ILCSC 2019 Awards Dinner: “Join Us on the Path to Independence!”

Affordable Internet

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If you have a Pandemic Healthcare Rights related question, as a person with a disability, contact the ILCSC Systems Advocacy Supervisor…at (818) 988-9525 (Van Nuys) or (661) 942-9726 (Lancaster).

Staff are available to take your calls. The ILCSC continues to provide services during the COVID-19 emergency…
Van Nuys: (818) 988-9525
Lancaster: (661) 942-9726

*The ILCSC reminds you to wear a mask (unless you have a disability that makes this not possible) when you are in contact with others and keep a distance of at least 6 feet apart. Keep yourself and others safe!

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Inclusion: Graphic with "stick people" silhouettes (two families with man, woman and child on each side, holding hands, with person in wheelchair in the middle), looking at a sunset over the water. "Americans with Disabilities Act 1990-2020, July 26th"

California Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring ADA Awareness Day! https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/07/24/governor-newsom-issues-proclamation-declaring-americans-with-disabilities-act-awareness-day/

Independent Living


‘Your Path to Independence’

Male client sitting at desk, practicing computer skills.

Computer Skills Training

Male client in ILCSC Training House kitchen, with apron on, preparing food. Another man in apron looking on.

Meal Planning & Preparation Classes

Male client in Training House garden, watering plants with a red watering can.

Horticulture Classes

ILCSC Elder Abuse Red Flags Booklet

Cover of the Elder Abuse Red Flags booklet. Photo of two senior men walking and talking, one with cane and one with walker.

Mission Statement: The ILCSC Is Dedicated To Providing The Services Which Offer The Opportunity To Seek An Individual Path Towards Independence, While Educating The Community.

ILCSC Services in Numbers


Locations To Serve You


Clients Served


Services Provided


Caring Personnel

Male clients with disabilities in the Training House garden. Two men in wheelchairs. Ethnic diversity of clients.


A client with a Traumatic Brain Injury, with the assistance of his ILCSC Case Manager, obtained a position as an Electronic Associate…just a few years after experiencing his accident. He was very excited about working again and interacting with the public as a professional. This opportunity helped him assess his capabilities, and to put into perspective his goals and support in determining suitable employment in the future.

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Mail to: ILCSC, 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.

“I gained many new skills to help me live independently. I am now working and have a very full life.”


I have learned how to do resumes, thank you letters, how to prepare for job interviews, and job readiness. How to be independent.”


I am more ready for the workforce, than I ever have been. I have gained a lot of confidence about me.