Are you trying to find out which laptops or tablets have the accessibility features that work best for you? Do you need to borrow a piece of equipment while your own unit is being repaired? Have you heard about some technological innovation, and wonder if it would be useful to you? Are you interested in learning about ways to finance the purchase of equipment you need in order to live independently? The Nick Feldman Device Lending Library is a great resource.
ILRCSF relies on consumers to identify their own needs, and provides support, information, and advocacy based on these needs. ILRCSF advocates for individuals who experience disability-related barriers or discrimination, and also advocates to promote needed systems change so people with disabilities have full access to services, physical structures, and activities.
Our core program areas include independent living skills, information and referral services, peer support, assistive technology, institutional transition and diversion support, systems change advocacy and training, and youth services. We also offer workshops and support groups on a variety of topics. For more information about any of these programs and services, please contact us.
Assistive Technology (AT) refers to the materials, equipment, tools, objects and devices and strategies that allow individuals to live with greater independence. ILRCSF’s AT program helps consumers identify their AT needs, find the AT that suits them best, provides free loans of equipment and, when needed, supports consumers as they explore various funding sources for permanent AT.
Housing Support and Advocacy provides basic housing information and guidance with a focus on tenants’ rights, Fair Housing, and advocacy, in addition to assisting consumers in registering with San Francisco’s Housing Portal.
Via workshops, formal training, and one-on-one consultation our Economic Empowerment staff help consumers take control of their own finances, set realistic financial goals, and develop habits which support Independent Living.
Our Legal Program staff provides consumers between the ages of 18 and 59 with consultation services, support, and representation regarding an array of legal issues related to disability and accessibility.
ILRCSF’s Community Activities Program is all about making connections, trying new things, having fun, getting out in the community, making friends, and having a good time.
ILRCSF is a community-based not-for-profit organization that relies heavily on public support. Your tax-deductible donation to donation to ILRCSF will help us provide support, information and advocacy to people with disabilities as they build and maintain independent lives, work towards economic independence, and become involved in the democratic process. Every donation – no matter how small – is a show of public support that we appreciate and value.
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ILRCSF is a State-appointed Core Member of San Francisco’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection, holds seats on a variety of taskforces and committees, and partners with a range of organizations and entities including: