COMMUNITY IMPACT

How Our Programs Make Change

At the Independent Living Resource Center, services are available to all 209,475 people with a disability in northeast Florida.

Since our founding in 1978, our mission has been empowering children, adults and seniors to achieve their goals for independent living. As a community leader for disability rights, we constantly work to fight stigmas through education, break barriers through advocacy and expand opportunity through service provision.

Employment

Last year, the Independent Living Resource Center provided 803 vocational services for persons with disabilities.

Education

Last year, the Independent Living Resource Center provided 602 youth transition services.

Access

Last year, the Independent Living Resource Center provided 98 advocacy services, 298 assistive technology services, and 103 personal assistance services.

Information and Referral

Last year, the Independent Living Resource Center provided 3,199 information and referral services to connect persons with disabilities to community agencies.

  • Advocacy/Legal Services: 98
  • Assistive Technology: 298
  • Communications Services: 32
  • Counseling and Related Services: 76
  • Family Services: 10
  • Housing, Home Modification and Shelter Services: 34
  • IL Skills Training and Life Skills Training: 16
  • Information and Referral Services: 3,199
  • Mobility Training: 20
  • Peer Counseling Services: 2
  • Personal Assistance Services: 1
  • Physical Restoration Services: 1
  • Preventive Services: 1
  • Prostheses, Orthotics, and Other Appliances: 2
  • Recreational Services: 18
  • Transportation Services: 2
  • Youth Transition Services: 602
  • Vocational Services: 803
  • Cognitive: 225
  • Mental/ Emotional: 88
  • Physical: 467
  • Hearing: 642
  • Vision: 15
  • Multiple/ Other: 109
  • Self Advocacy/ Self Empowerment: 39 set, 30 achieved, 7 in progress
  • Communication: 542 set, 527 achieved, 14 in progress
  • Mobility/ Transportation: 210 set, 119 achieved, 86 in progress
  • Community-Based Living 21 set, 15 achieved, 5 in progress
  • Educational: 90 set, 79 achieved, 9 in progress
  • Vocational: 260 set, 116 achieved, 111 in progress
  • Self-Care: 151 set, 82 achieved, 67 in progress
  • Information Access/ Technology: 4 set, 3 achieved, 0 in progress
  • Personal Resource Management: 172 set, 167 achieved, 5 in progress
  • Relocation from Institution to Community Based Living: 1 set, 0 achieved, 1 in progress
  • Community/Social Participation: 4 set, 3 achieved, 1 in progress
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Eddie & Chuck in Tallahassee with Youth Advisory Council

Empowering our Next Generation

The ILRC Youth Advisory Council is made of 13-17 members of our community with disabilities between the ages of 13-25. The Council's goals are to increase creativity, confidence and independence, build teamwork and cooperation, develop conflict resolution, time management and organization skills and build communication, public speaking and negotiation skills.

DISABILITY TYPES

Number of People Served by Disability Type

At the Independent Living Resource Center, services are available to all people with a disability. Last year's reporting recorded the following number of people served by disability type.

Cognitive Mental/ Emotional Physical Hearing Vision Multiple/ Other
225 88 467 642 15 109

GOAL TYPES

Increased Independence and Community Integration

At the Independent Living Resource Center, services are available to all people with a disability. Last year's reporting recorded the following number of people served by disability type.

Goals Set Goals Achieved Goals In Progress
Self Advocacy/ Self Empowerment 39 30 7
Communication 542 527 14
Mobility/ Transportation 210 119 86
Community-Based Living 21 15 5
Educational 90 79 9
Vocational 260 116 111
Self-Care 151 82 67
Information Access/ Technology 4 3 0
Personal Resource Management 172 167 5
Relocation from Institution to Community Based Living 1 0 1
Community/Social Participation 4 3 1