“My parents told me that the work was mine,” said Angie Miller. “If you want the world to treat you differently they will.”
INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER
Our Mission: to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives.
Our Vision: full opportunity for all through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal access
The ILRC has empowered the northeast Florida disability community, since 1978. Our agency is part of a national network of over 400 Centers for Independent Living. The ILRC is consumer driven and flexes to the needs of people with disabilities living in our community.
Each person with a disability has unique goals for independence. Our staff empower each person to achieve their goals by developing and monitoring individualized Independent Living Plans. Programs include advocacy, benefits screenings, education, employment, equipment loan, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer mentoring, and sign language interpretation.
Though Brown had Medicare, she didn’t have secondary insurance and the bills piled up. She didn’t have the funds for equipment she needed after surgery – a walker, bath chair, mobile chair and a ramp at her hour.