Independent Living

For many more services and resources, see also:
Teens / Young Adults Educational and Commmunity Resources

California Independent Living Centers
Find your local ILC, information on employment, training and technical support, and how to take action on important issues.

CCCIL Central Coast Center for Independent Living
1395 41st Ave., Capitola, CA. 95010
National, State and local disabilities organization which offers support and advocacy for children and adults with disabilities, including independent living services, accessibility issues, assistive technology, employment, support, and advocacy.

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Offers training programs in Northern California and in Oregon.

Guide Dogs of the Desert

Hope Services
Offers local services for disabled persons in Employment & Job Training, Children’s Services, Adult Day Programs, Senior Services, Community Living Services, and Professional Counseling.

Human Services Department of Santa Cruz – Independent Living Resource Center
(831) 459-0444.
“Equipped with living room, kitchen, laundry facility, and a computer lab that allows youth to complete tasks of daily living and obtain a hot meal. Free tutoring and counseling services and food and clothing donations, are also available.”  (Independent Living Program services are provided in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center.)

Monarch Independent Living Services
PO Box 245, Soquel, CA
Cell: 831-239-1085
Referred through the San Andreas Regional Center, they “teach people with developmental disabilities to become more independent then they currently are. Individuals are either living on their own, striving to live on their own, or living within the family home but looking to be as independent as possible within their family unit.”

New Mobility – Magazine for Active Wheelchair Users

Service Animals

Via Services
Offers Early Intervention Services, Day and Residential Programs, and Parent Support to families with children age 5 through adult with developmental disabilities.