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Your Support Empowers Independence

The Independent Living Resource Center understands that the definition of "independence" changes as we age. For some of our youth, independence means the simplicity of being mobile.

At The ILRC, we believe in full opportunity through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal opportunity. The reason why youth in our programs succeed is because independence is found by them and empowered by you.

Will you help us continue our mission to empower all people with disabilities to live independent lives?

Your gift of $5 will empower youth with disabilities by supporting our enrichment programs, transportation needs and career-focused explorations.

Did you know that the annual social burden from youth with disabilities, who are not in school or work, is $14,000 per year?

Your gift of time will empower our youth to have lives with full-opportunity. Becoming a mentor is a gift to our youth and yourself.

Did you know that 96% of students in the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program stayed in school with a 93% non-offense rate?


Meet Latrell Jackson, a 16-year-old who attends school in Duval County and is part of the ILRC’s RAMP program, Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program, a career-focused program for youth with disabilities. Latrell has autism a disability which limits his speech. Read Latrell's story.


Found by them. Empowered by you.