As a Center for Independent Living (CIL), 51% of board and staff are members of our disability community. The Independent Living Resource Center believes that it is our responsibility to hire and promote from within this community to ensure we are always focused on our mission: empowering people with disabilities to live independently.
INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER
to empower all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives
full opportunity for all through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal access
A little about us...
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.
Join the network of Centers for Independent Living, Florida Independent Living Council, and Vocational Rehabilitation at the 2018 Independent Living Conference in Orlando, Florida
OUTSTANDING VICTIM ADVOCATE: ANGELA MCKINLEY Angela McKinley has been a victim advocate at the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) for over 10 years, where she specializes in assisting individuals who are Deaf/deaf, hard of hearing or who have other disabilities that make them particularly vulnerable. People with disabilities frequently experience significant barriers to reporting crimes […]
ILRC Board Member, JTAC Chairwoman, Community Leader: Sharon Hoffmeyer Dykes ILRC Board Member, Sharon Hoffmeyer Dykes, was honored on April 7th, 2018 at the Annual White Cane Ball by the Jacksonville Council of the Blind for her advocacy and leadership serving people with disabilities. Sharon was appointed Chair of the Jacksonville Transportation Advisory Committee […]