Independent Living Resource Center
To promote greater independence and empowerment for persons with disabilities through advocacy and resources.
VISION: Independence and Empowerment for All.
Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) is a fragrance free environment. Please refrain from using scented products when visiting.
|History of Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC) first opened its doors in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1997.|
Missouri Service Area
|Southern Callaway County
|Guidestar Silver Level Participant|
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First Annual Holiday Bazaar!
Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC) would like to invite you to participate in our first Holiday Bazaar benefiting ILRC’s Care Closet Program. The Care Closet Program helps to provide essential personal care and cleaning supplies to individuals with disabilities who may not otherwise have access to these items. We are seeking vendors for Saturday, December 5, 2015. The Holiday Bazaar will be held at the Eldon Community Center, 309 E 2nd St, Eldon, MO from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
ILRC will provide one table and two chairs for each vendor space reserved at $25 and will have additional tables for rent at $5 per table. Vendors can include crafts, jewelry, AVON, Thirty-One, etc. Only one vendor for each type of marketing company (AVON, Thirty-One, etc.) will be accepted.
If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Melinda Cardone, Director of Programs, at 573-556-0400 or email@example.com.
2014 Independent Living Resource Center Needs Assessment Results
ILRC completes an annual Needs Assessment each January-March. Individuals with disabilities, caregivers, family members, and service providers are surveyed regarding the needs of individuals with disabilities in Central Missouri. The results of these surveys assist ILRC in evaluating current programs and services, as well as, assist in planning and prioritizing for future programs and services.
A PDF version of the results of ILRC’s 2014 Needs Assessment can be accessed below.
Independent Living Philosophy
“Independent Living does not mean that we want to do everything by ourselves, do not need anybody or like to live in isolation. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our every-day lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted. We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighborhood school, use the same bus as our neighbors, and work in jobs that are in line with our education and interests, and raise families of our own. We are profoundly ordinary people sharing the same need to feel included, recognized and loved.” Dr. Adolf Ratzka