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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2015 Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival!
The 15th annual Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival will be held held downtown Jefferson City on Madison and High Streets on October 3rd, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Over 100 arts, crafts and informational booths, Main stage entertainment all day with acts representing various nationalities. Children’s activities, games, give-aways, lots of great food, and more!! Fun for the whole family, held in conjunction with the Governor’s Mansion Harvest Fest. This event is free to the public and will showcase the best of Mid- Missouri’s many cultures!! Be sure to check out one of Mid-Missouri’s largest fall events!
Sponsorship Forms, Vendor Forms, and Food Vendor Forms can be found here: http://ilrcjcmo.org/2015-jefferson-city-multicultural-fall-festival/.
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