In 1957 Independent Living Resources (ILR) began its life of community service. In those early years the agency manually transcribed and duplicated Braille textbooks.
Independent Living Resources
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.
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February 15, 2024
We Want To Help
This is a great place to check out if you or someone you know experiences disability. Don’t wear heavy fragrances and some of the people who work there are blind, so be respectful. Seems like they do classes her for music or cooking and so much more!
Hoping for help. I lost my last place because the lease went up & my roommate made it unsafe/healthy moving in his brother—I felt unsafe because of how they would fight every week. I had to go, I’m thankful a few people are letting me stay with my dog so I can continue working at FredMeyers I love my job been there since 2017. I need some help finding my own place. I’m on SSDI Adult Disability as well my manager is trying to help me too thanks for all help God Bless stay safe everyone.
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If you or somebody you know is blind, visually Impaired, or is losing their eyesight, definitely get in touch with these folks. They’re really friendly and helpful, if they can get you to the resources you need, no matter your independence level. If being/staying as independent as you can is what you want, call or visit them and see what can be achieved. Also, the Oregon Commission for the Blind may be able to help too…and they work with IRL everyday :)
The Staff is quite capable, discreet and professional. One of the best non profit services in Portland; catering to people with all types of disabilities. They have a clear understanding of the individual’s needs before and during the proceedings that follow. Well done.
MEET OUR STAFF
Come Get To Know Us
We at Independent Living Resources (ILR) invite you to meet us and learn about our agency and our mission.
Some staff may offer limited face-to-face appointments at outside settings like public parks or at the ILR picnic tables. ILR staff and consumers must be masked and practice social distancing. Appointments in the building will eventually start again in 2022 when pandemic infection rates have returned to low levels. Please speak to your counselor in order to plan for your services going into the fall.
All the best,
Barry Fox-Quamme | ILR Executive Director
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