Persons with disabilities in Louisiana are waiting 8 yrs. + for waiver services they need now!
Various disability supporters have been advocating for years in Louisiana legislation regarding the need of home community base services. Parents, children, young adults and elderly are currently waiting to receive these care services that improve quality of life and are more cost effective than serving someone in an institutional setting. Get involved this upcoming legislation season!
Mr. Patterson, a retired investment banker, never thought he would have to ask for help. But with health needs looming, he did ask for help. He was connected to our Information and Referral Network and received case management services and assistance from our Specialist to enroll in Personal Care Assistant serivces and Affordable Accessible Housing programs.
Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are typically non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities.
Also, Centers for Independent Living serve as a strong advocacy voice on a wide range of national, state and local issues. They work to assure physical and programmatic access to housing, employment, transportation, communities, recreational facilities, and health and social services. These are just a few of the services offered. 51% of staff are persons with disabilities; 51% of Board of Directors are persons with disabilities; and provides four core services: Advocacy, Information and Referral, Independent Living Skills Training and Peer Counseling.
There are nearly 500 centers for Independent Living in the USA. Many are state supported. To find a particular Center in your state, please click on the link from the ILRU directory. Learn More
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS- visit CVS/pharmacy in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month, August health screening events will focus on vaccination reviews,
vision acuity, glucose, blood pressure and BMI. Call 1-855-287-7867to learn about FREE health screenings
RACE FOR THE CURE- Run/Walk in recognition of breast cancer awareness month New Orleans City Park. Learn More