Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) is a cross-disability, non-residential, disability rights organization empowering people with any disability to live full and independent lives by committing to building an inclusive community that recognizes the dignity, humanity, and worth of all people.
The philosophy of independent living is the belief that each person with a disability is unique and has the same civil rights as people who do not have a disability. Centers for Independent Living were created to be run by and for people with disabilities, and offer support, advocacy, and information on empowerment in the attainment of independence from a peer viewpoint, a perspective that was hitherto excluded from participation in the discussion and execution of “services for the disabled.”
“I like coming to SCRS because everyone is so nice and I get to learn how I can become independent through the youth group and the women’s group.”
Transition Services for Youth with Disabilities, a program of SCRS-IL
“SCRS is great! I have been coming here as often as i can for over 10 years and always get the assistance I need to keep being independent. The computer lab is great, the events and workshops and the staff are also great.”