Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) is a disability rights advocacy and support organization. Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are full social and economic partners, both within their families and in a fully accessible community. We're a small, community-based organization, but we know how to make our resources go far, and we get the job done.
We work to empower individuals and community, so that all people with disabilities have as full, productive and independent lives as they so choose.
I'm especially proud, this year, of the job ILRCSF has done - without missing a beat - in providing support, advocacy, information, and a whole lot more to the disability community as the City of SF remains in lockdown.
ILRCSF shut down our physical offices to the public due to Covid19 on March 13, 2020, and made the shift to offering a full array of services via telephone, email, and Zoom. Our staff hasn't missed a day of services, and we're serving more people than ever.
During the last 8+ months, in addition to our regular array of services, we have:
/ Provided over 2000 units of PPE to medical professionals, home health aides, and members of the public.
/ Been leaders in key advocacy which has led to changes in California's Covid19 healthcare policies, rendering these policies more equitable to people with disabilities and seniors.
/ Made thousands of wellness calls to people with disabilities and seniors who are risk of social isolation.
/ Provided Zoom-based writing and advocacy workshops to transition aged youth with disabilities.
/ Provided SF's disability community with a range of social engagement and wellness options, including weekly group phone get-togethers, movie screenings, access to American Conservatory Theater's streaming content, self-esteem and empowerment workshops, and weekly adaptive yoga classes via Zoom.
/ Provided members of the public with over $30,000 in vital assistive technology and durable medical equipment aimed at making it possible for people with disabilities to maintain their independence at home and fully engage in online communication, study, and entertainment.
/ Helped hundreds of individuals register to vote, fill out the 2020 Census, and apply for CALFresh and other benefits.
/ We are providing $5,000, monthly, in food delivery to people with disabilities, seniors, and their families.
Now, more than ever, we need the support of the public. If you think you couldn't possibly make a difference, please know this is not true. Even a $5 donation makes a difference and increases our ability to provide vital services to some of San Francisco's most at-risk residents. I thank you, in advance, for your support.