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Five Core Services

1) ADVOCACY
The roots of all Independent Living Centers lie within the Disability Rights Movement of the 1970s - a movement initiated to enable individuals with disabilities to have the same life choices as non-disabled persons. Liberty Resources maintains a commitment to work to continually advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities. Activities focus on individual, as well as systems change advocacy.

2) INFORMATION & REFERRAL
This service provides Consumers, families, and professionals with information about disability issues and programs, facilitating linkage through referrals to needed services within Liberty Resources or from another resource. Click here to see the answers to some commonly asked questions.

3) PEER SUPPORT
Peer support services offer Consumers the opportunity to work with each other in groups or one-on-one to share their life experience and exchange resources and information on independent living.

4) SKILLS TRAINING
Training services offer individuals the opportunity to learn and practice those skills needed to live independently in the community. Training is provided individually and in small groups and emphasizes independent living skills, such as budgeting/ financial management, personal assistant management, nutrition and meals, Consumer rights and responsibilities, community mobility, socialization, and communication. Read more about our skills training classes.

5) TRANSITIONING/YOUTH SERVICES
Transition helps educate Consumers about the independent living options and assists nursing home residents who wish to transition to their own homes in the community. Youth Transition ensures a successful transition of youth with disabilities into the workplace and adulthood. Read more about our nursing home transition services.