Our Independent Living Services

Every Center for Independent Living has five core services that they must provide. These are advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills, peer support and mentoring, and transition.

  • Peer Counseling

    All  SCRS-IL employees are equipped to provide peer counseling and support.  Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience,  emotional, social or practical help to each other.

    Through a federal  mandate, but more importantly, our philosophy, over 80% of our staff  have a disability. Because of this, we share first-hand experience which allows us to make an almost-instant connection. 

  • Transition Services

    Through established relationships with school districts, charter schools, colleges and other youth-focused entities (such as the Columbia Memorial Space Center), our dedicated youth transition team provides comprehensive and tailored services to meet the needs of our youth.

  • Assistive Technology Services

    We provide an array of services to assist the community in understanding how technology can increase independence and a consumer’s ability to participate in the community.  

    Assistive Technology services we provide include, but are not limited to:

    • Device Lending Library

    • ReUse Donation Program

    • Advocacy Support

    • Information and Referrals

    • Grant Assistance (if eligible)

    • Home Modifications (where available)

  • Independent Living Skills Training

    Our experienced staff work with our consumers on determining the areas where assistance is needed and develops a comprehensive plan to achieve successful outcomes. I.L. skills training allows us to increase the capacity of individuals with disabilities to become and remain self-sufficient, 

    This can include, but not limited to: 

    • self-exploration (potential limitations and strengths, disability identity and pride), 

    • self-advocacy 

    • civic engagement

    • health and wellness

    • socialization, 

    • mobility training.

  • Advocacy

    Individual Advocacy

    Individual  Advocacy allows our experienced staff to work in partnership with our consumer(s) on an issue that is only affecting them while empowering the individual to learn how to self advocate.

    Systems Advocacy

    This is an effort to change policies, rules or laws which determine how services are provided to a larger group of people (not just one person). While CIL’s such as SCRS-IL focus on the educational piece of systems advocacy, our consumers drive our systems advocacy.

  • Personal Assistance Services

    Personal Assistants can help with a variety of needs for some people with disabilities. 

    Hiring, training and letting go of Personal Assistants is something that people who use them need to learn how to do. 

    We can provide training in these tasks and help people who need these assistants to find them.

  • Housing

    Some people with disabilities may require places to live that are accessible  to wheelchairs or other assistive technology. 

    They may need help finding places to live that are affordable on a fixed income. We can help people to get signed up with affordable housing lists and apply for Section 8 vouchers. 

    We can help people with disabilities to understand and advocate for their right to accessible housing.


L.A. Care graciously supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts for the disability community through SCRS-IL.

Arcadia Office

11625 Clark St
Arcadia, CA 91006

Open: Monday - Friday
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Phone: (626) 239-6012

Downey Office

7830 Quill Drive, Ste D
Downey, CA 90242

Open: Monday - Friday
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Phone: (562) 862-6531

Fax: (562) 923-5274

Pasadena Office

2023 Lincoln Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91103

Monday - Friday
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M

Phone: (626) 587-5010

Fax: (626) 714-7068

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