Two women who work at Publix, in uniform, one in a regular vest and the other in an apron. They have an arm around each other next to a deli inside Publix.
ILRC of Northeast Florida Seeking Business for Job Shadowing Initiative

Jacksonville, FL (September 19, 2016) – The Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida (ILRC) is seeking North Florida area businesses to participate in their job shadowing program during the month of October. Businesses that are interested in participating should contact April Baker at 904-399-8484 or by emailing The job shadowing initiative gives small […]

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Independent Living Foundation Announces First Statewide Fundraising Campaign – 500 Founders; Matching Grant from Farah & Farah to Boost Donations

Jacksonville, FL (June 30, 2016) — The Independent Living Foundation has kicked off its first statewide fundraising campaign, 500 Founders, with a $50,000 grant from the law firm of Farah & Farah. The announcement was made by Tyler Morris, Executive Director of the Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida (ILRC). The nonprofit Independent Living […]

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Abilities in Art

This Saturday, the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) will pair art and awareness for its third annual Abilities in Art project at the Riverside Arts Market. The project raises awareness of persons living with physical disabilities in the Jacksonville community.

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National tour bus stops at The ILRC

The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) will welcome the ADA Legacy Tour bus on Friday, November 13th. The ADA Legacy Tour bus was designed to raise awareness and build excitement about ADA25 – the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was July 26, 2015.

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ILRC program Brooks TLC receives community award

On Friday, May 29th, the Brooks Temporary Loan Closet (TLC) received the WJXT Channel 4 News “Positively Jax” award. Positively Jax is a partnership between Channel 4 and Memorial Hospital to recognize people, organizations and businesses that make a positive impact in the Jacksonville community.

Accessible Community Garden Coming Soon

Residents of the beautiful Riverside-Avondale historic district can expect to see a new addition to their community in the near feature. A community garden is set to begin later this year. The park will be located on the corner of Azalea Terrace and Park Street inside the Willowbranch Rose Garden. Riverside Avondale Preservation is working […]

What Is A Center For Independent Living?

CILs Defined “Independent Living does not mean that we want to do everything by ourselves, do not need anybody or like to live in isolation. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our every-day lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted. We want to […]

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Free Amplified Telephones

Here at the ILRC, there are many different programs that serve people with disabilities in the Jacksonville community. Yesterday, we took to the Comcast studios to talk in detail about one of our most beneficial programs. We are a distribution center for the Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. (FTRI). FTRI is a statewide non-profit organization that […]