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    The structure of the services index and definitions of the terms contained herein were orginally published in A Taxonomy of Human Services: A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field by the Information and Refferal Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc., 3035 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731; Copyright (c) 1983, 1987, 1991. No part of there listing of human service terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc.

    Taxonomy Code: LR-1550

    Consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities that provide an array of independent living services. All CILs provide five core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy and transition. In addition, many CILs also offer transportation services, mobility training, personal assistance, housing and home modifications, recreation services, vocational programs, assistance in obtaining assistive technology equipment and other individualized services designed to increase and maintain independence.

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    Housing and Benefits Services - Center for IndependenceCFI offers housing location assistance, nursing home transition, case management, benefit advocacy and application assistance. Housing Services: - Assist the consumer in finding possible housing leads. - Assist the consumer in completing paperwork or applications if needed due to the consumer's disability. - Advocate on behalf of the consumer in an effort to resolve landlord/tenant issues. Assist the consumer in understanding their rights/responsibilities as a tenant. - Assist a consumer in finding possible housing options when being discharged from a hospital. - Assist consumers in finding possible housing options and supports when an individual wishes to move from a nursing home back to the community. - Work with a consumer to help prevent the possibility of a nursing home placement. - Assist a consumer in finding possible funding for durable medical or other equipment which would help them to remain independent in their chosen housing environment. - Assisting the consumer in finding vendors who can do home modifications. - Answer questions about the ADA, Fair Housing, Service Animals, Therapy Animals and Companion Animals. Assistance with applying for any Federal or State Benefit program Benefit Services: - Social Security (SSI) - Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) - Medicare, Medicaid, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) - Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF/Colorado Works) - Food Stamps (SNAP), Section 8 Housing Vouchers, Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) PLEASE NOTE We are not an emergency services organization. We do not have housing of our own nor do we have funds for rent, security deposits or other emergency situations. We are not a legal agency and cannot give legal advice.Montrose County245 South Cascade AvenueCenter for Independence, Western Slope
    Housing and Benefits Services - Center for IndependenceCFI offers housing location assistance, nursing home transition, case management, benefit advocacy and application assistance. Housing Services: - Assist the consumer in finding possible housing leads. - Assist the consumer in completing paperwork or applications if needed due to the consumer's disability. - Advocate on behalf of the consumer in an effort to resolve landlord/tenant issues. Assist the consumer in understanding their rights/responsibilities as a tenant. - Assist a consumer in finding possible housing options when being discharged from a hospital. - Assist consumers in finding possible housing options and supports when an individual wishes to move from a nursing home back to the community. - Work with a consumer to help prevent the possibility of a nursing home placement. - Assist a consumer in finding possible funding for durable medical or other equipment which would help them to remain independent in their chosen housing environment. - Assisting the consumer in finding vendors who can do home modifications. - Answer questions about the ADA, Fair Housing, Service Animals, Therapy Animals and Companion Animals. Assistance with applying for any Federal or State Benefit program Benefit Services: - Social Security (SSI) - Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) - Medicare, Medicaid, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) - Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF/Colorado Works) - Food Stamps (SNAP), Section 8 Housing Vouchers, Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) PLEASE NOTE CFI is not an emergency services organization. We do not have housing of our own nor do we have funds for rent, security deposits or other emergency situations. We are not a legal agency and cannot give legal advice. Mesa County740 Gunnison AvenueCenter for Independence, Western Slope
    Housing and Benefits Services - Center for IndependenceCFI offers housing location assistance, nursing home transition, case management, benefit advocacy and application assistance. Housing Services: - Assist the consumer in finding possible housing leads. - Assist the consumer in completing paperwork or applications if needed due to the consumer's disability. - Advocate on behalf of the consumer in an effort to resolve landlord/tenant issues. Assist the consumer in understanding their rights/responsibilities as a tenant. - Assist a consumer in finding possible housing options when being discharged from a hospital. - Assist consumers in finding possible housing options and supports when an individual wishes to move from a nursing home back to the community. - Work with a consumer to help prevent the possibility of a nursing home placement. - Assist a consumer in finding possible funding for durable medical or other equipment which would help them to remain independent in their chosen housing environment. - Assisting the consumer in finding vendors who can do home modifications. - Answer questions about the ADA, Fair Housing, Service Animals, Therapy Animals and Companion Animals. Assistance with applying for any Federal or State Benefit program Benefit Services: - Social Security (SSI) - Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) - Medicare, Medicaid, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) - Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF/Colorado Works) - Food Stamps (SNAP), Section 8 Housing Vouchers, Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND) PLEASE NOTE We are not an emergency services organization. We do not have housing of our own nor do we have funds for rent, security deposits or other emergency situations. We are not a legal agency and cannot give legal advice.Garfield County823 Blake StreetCenter for Independence, Western Slope
    Independent Living Services - Northwest Colorado Center for IndependenceProvides independent living services to anyone with any kind of permanent disability that includes: - Peer support - Information and referral - Life skills training - Advocacy - Youth and youth transition services - Nursing home transition and diversion services - Deaf services and support - Community education - Disability etiquette and awareness training - Low vision and Assistive technology resources also available Routt CountyNorthwest Colorado Center for IndependenceNorthwest Colorado Center for Independence
    Job Training Program - Center for IndependenceThe Job Training Program (New Horizon Vocational Center) offers people with disabilities the opportunity to build relationships, foster education and vocational skills, and to access services and support needed to sustain life and employment. Members will find opportunities in the following areas: - Job seeking assistance - Computer skills - Janitorial Services Training - Restaurant training such as menu planning, budgeting, shopping, cooking, serving, safe food handling, etc. - Interpersonal skills - Resume writing, application completion, and interviewing skills - Community volunteering - Fundraising - Outreach - Transit Training - Small business skillsMesa County740 Gunnison AvenueCenter for Independence, Western Slope
    Job Training Program - Center for IndependenceThe Job Training program offers people with disabilities the opportunity to build relationships, foster education and vocational skills, and to access services and support needed to sustain life and employment. Members will find opportunities in the following areas: -Job seeking assistance -Computer skills -Janitorial Services Training -Restaurant training such as menu planning, budgeting, shopping, cooking, serving, safe food handling, etc. -Interpersonal skills -Resume writing, application completion, and interviewing skills -Community volunteering -Fundraising -Outreach -Transit Training -Small business skills Transportation for staff and consumers provided if needed to attend the class.Garfield County823 Blake StreetCenter for Independence, Western Slope
    Low Vision Services - Center for IndependenceCFI Low Vision Program offers support groups and training to individuals with low vision and blindness. Low Vision Services: - Volunteer Readers - Daily Living & Independent Skills training - Sighted Guide - Vocational Skills training - computers, keyboarding, resume writing, and job preparation - Peer Counseling, Support Groups, Recreation - Advocacy for the Vision Impaired and Blind - Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - In-Service Training & Presentations (provided to other service providers) - Exemption Directory Assistance charger - TAP: Telephone Assistance Program Services at the Assistive Technology Center / Low Vision Lab (open to the public): - Low Vision demonstration of magnifiers, writing aids, sun shields, kitchen aids, etc. - Adaptive equipment demonstrations for talking books, descriptive movies, Bible on cassette, large print books, talking watches, clocks and calculators Montrose County245 South Cascade AvenueCenter for Independence, Western Slope
    Low Vision Services - Center for IndependenceCFI Low Vision Program offers support groups and training to individuals with low vision and blindness. Low Vision Services: - Volunteer Readers - Daily Living & Independent Skills training - Sighted Guide - Vocational Skills training - computers, keyboarding, resume writing, and job preparation - Peer Counseling, Support Groups, Recreation - Advocacy for the Vision Impaired and Blind - Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - In-Service Training & Presentations (provided to other service providers) - Exemption Directory Assistance charger - TAP: Telephone Assistance Program Services at the Assistive Technology Center / Low Vision Lab (open to the public): - Low Vision demonstration of magnifiers, writing aids, sun shields, kitchen aids, etc. - Adaptive equipment demonstrations for talking books, descriptive movies, Bible on cassette, large print books, talking watches, clocks and calculators Mesa County740 Gunnison AvenueCenter for Independence, Western Slope
    Low Vision Services - Center for IndependenceCFI Low Vision Program offers support groups and training to individuals with low vision and blindness. Low Vision Services: - Volunteer Readers - Daily Living & Independent Skills training - Sighted Guide - Vocational Skills training - computers, keyboarding, resume writing, and job preparation - Peer Counseling, Support Groups, Recreation - Advocacy for the Vision Impaired and Blind - Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - In-Service Training & Presentations (provided to other service providers) - Exemption Directory Assistance charger - TAP: Telephone Assistance Program Services at the Assistive Technology Center / Low Vision Lab (open to the public): - Low Vision demonstration of magnifiers, writing aids, sun shields, kitchen aids, etc. - Adaptive equipment demonstrations for talking books, descriptive movies, Bible on cassette, large print books, talking watches, clocks and calculators Garfield County823 Blake StreetCenter for Independence, Western Slope

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