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Independent Living Program

The Independent Living program allows individuals to have the option to choose to live in their home or community setting, with emphasis on community based supports and services. This includes such services as information and referral sources; independent living skills training; peer support; system and individual advocacy; youth transitioning from education to employment as well as nursing home transitions for consumers who want to return to community living or who need the supports and services to continue living in their own home; and other independent living services.

How do I qualify for services?

To be eligible for Independent Living services an individual:

  • Must have a significant physical, mental, cognitive or sensory impairment that impedes or substantially limits their ability to function independently in the family or the community; and
  • Must be able to benefit from independent living services by improving their ability to function, continue functioning, or move toward functioning independently within the family or the community.

How/where do I apply for services?

To apply for Independent Living (IL) services, you should contact the nearest Center for Independent Living, listed below:

Resources for Independent Living, Inc.
3233 South Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 100
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Telephone: (225) 753-4772
Fax: (504) 323-0004

Resources for Independent Living, Inc.
2001 21st Street , # 101A
Kenner, LA 70062
Telephone: (504) 522-1955
Fax: (504) 323-0004

@ Southwest Louisiana Independence Center, Inc.
4320 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Telephone: (337) 477-7194
Fax: (337) 477-7198

New Horizons Independent Living
1701 North Market Street
Shreveport, LA 71107
Telephone: (318) 671-8131
Fax: (318) 688-7823

For additional information, please contact the:

Independent Living Program Coordinator
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
1001 N. 23rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-219-2225 or 1-800-737-2958

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