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In 1957 Independent Living Resources (ILR) began its life of community service. In those early years the agency manually transcribed and duplicated Braille textbooks. Over time this agency expanded services to the blind community. Activities such as orientation and mobility, skills training, crafts, and recreation were there for the asking. Since 1994 services have been extended to people with all disabilities. Through ILR's many changes, a common thread has been our non-profit status and our perseverance in helping others. By offering the four core services of Advocacy, Information and Referral, Peer Counseling and Skills Training, Independent Living Resources helps people to help themselves.

Mission Statement Of Independent Living Resources:

To promote the philosophy of Independent Living by creating opportunities, encouraging choices, advancing equal access, and furthering the level of independence for all people with disabilities.

We at Independent Living Resources (ILR) invite you to meet us and learn about our agency and our mission.

We are currently looking for people interested in serving on our Board of Directors. Our Board meets once every other month on the fourth Thursday from 4 to 6 PM, and there are additional opportunities to serve on various committees supporting the mission of ILR. Join us and add your ideas in making a difference in the lives of people living with disabilities.

ILR is an Oregon non-profit that has promoted and supported independent living for people with disabilities for over 50 years. ILR is constantly growing as we reach out to the community for new ideas about how to best meet the needs of people with disabilities . We have a cohesive and productive board and we are always seeking prospective new members. ILR is federally funded and mandated to have a Board membership that is composed of at least 51% of people with significant disabilities.

Please join us for our upcoming Board Open House on Thursday, December 4th, from 5:30-6:30 pm, at ILR; 1839 NE Couch St, Portland OR, 97232. Please RSVP to Barry at 503-422-5735 or barry@ilr.org.

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