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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 four core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, and individual and systems advocacy. 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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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Center for Independence (Glenwood Springs Office)Center for Independence provides a variety of services to individuals of all ages living with some type of disability.Garfield CountyCenter for Independence (Glenwood Springs Office)Center for Independence
    Center for Independence (Grand Junction Office)Center for Independence provides a variety of services to individuals of all ages living with some type of disability. Programs available: -Low Vision:Older Blind Services -Hearing Services for Independent Living Program -Youth Transition Program (PACT) -Housing & Direct Services for Independent Living Program -Computer Skills -Benefits Services (assistance with applying for any federal or state benefit program) -Job Seeking Assistance & Training Mesa CountyCenter for Independence (Grand Junction Office)Center for Independence
    Center For Independence (Montrose Office)Center for Independence provides a variety of services to individuals of all ages living with some type of disability.Montrose CountyCenter for Independence (Montrose Office)Center for Independence
    Disabled Resource Services (Fort Collins) - Disabled Resource ServicesServices include: - Social Security advocate who helps with initial application for SSI and SSDI. Does not assist with SSI/SSDI appeals. There is a waiting list - wait time varies with case load. They can refer to 2 private pay attorneys and advocates that work with SSI/SSDI Appeals or clients can call the Larimer County Bar Association. - Employment counseling - Individuals with low vision and blindness program - Volunteer program (Can only serve people who are already clients or people who have a need for other assistance and would like to become a client.) - Medical equipment loan closet - Case managers - Advocacy in housing - Advocacy in public accommodations related to the ADA and Fair Housing Act. - State sponsored Nursing Home Transition program that helps people move from nursing homes to independent living. - Some help with applications for assistance in housing, health care and transportation. - Assistance in seeking out funding through grant programs for things like dental care, medical equipment, and ramps. - Provides peer support and independent living skills training with things like budgeting and communication skills. *** There is an extremely limited amount of financial assistance available and it is only for clients who are working on goals with staff members. Financial assistance may be for prescriptions or a bus pass, if they meet the requirements.Larimer CountyDisabled Resource ServicesDisabled Resource Services
    Disabled Resource Services (Loveland) - Disabled Resource ServicesServices include: - Social Security advocate who helps with initial application for SSI and SSDI. Does not assist with SSI/SSDI appeals. There is a waiting list - wait time varies with case load. They can refer to 2 private pay attorneys and advocates that work with SSI/SSDI Appeals or clients can call the Larimer County Bar Association. - Employment counseling - Individuals with low vision and blindness program - Volunteer program (Can only serve people who are already clients or people who have a need for other assistance and would like to become a client.) - Medical equipment loan closet - Case managers - Advocacy in housing - Advocacy in public accommodations related to the ADA and Fair Housing Act. - State sponsored Nursing Home Transition program that helps people move from nursing homes to independent living. - Some help with applications for assistance in housing, health care and transportation. - Assistance in seeking out funding through grant programs for things like dental care, medical equipment, and ramps. - Provides peer support and independent living skills training with things like budgeting and communication skills. *** There is an extremely limited amount of financial assistance available and it is only for clients who are working on goals with staff members. Financial assistance may be for prescriptions or a bus pass, if they meet the requirements.Larimer CountyDisabled Resource ServicesDisabled Resource Services
    Employment Services - Connections for Independent LivingConnections’ Employment Services program is designed to help people develop job goals and take steps toward reaching them. We assess accommodation needs, education, work skills, and work history. Then we work with individuals to develop a plan based on abilities as well as employer needsWeld CountyConnections for Independent LivingConnections for Independent Living
    Hearing and Low Vision Services (Mesa County) - 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 CountyCenter for Independence (Grand Junction Office)Center for Independence
    Hearing & Low Vision Services (Glenwood Springs Office) - Center for IndependenceCFI offers support groups and individual training to help seniors with low vision, blindness and hearing impairments live independently, remain active and cope with vision and hearing loss. CFI offers referrals for interpreter services by independent contractors. CFI also has a video relay phone available to the public. Also includes the Audio/Visual lab open to the public where individuals with hearing or visual impairments can receive demonstrations for assistance devices and specialized software.Garfield CountyCenter for Independence (Glenwood Springs Office)Center for Independence
    Hearing & Low Vision Services (Montrose Office) - Center for IndependenceCFI offers support groups and individual training to help seniors with low vision, blindness and hearing impairments live independently, remain active and cope with vision and hearing loss. CFI offers referrals for interpreter services by independent contractors. CFI also has a video relay phone available to the public. Also includes the Audio/Visual lab open to the public where individuals with hearing or visual impairments can receive demonstrations for assistance devices and specialized software.Montrose CountyCenter for Independence (Montrose Office)Center for Independence
    Housing & Benefits Services (Glenwood Springs Office) - Center for IndependenceInformation, advocacy and referral services for disabled individuals seeking assistance with: - Possible housing options - Application assistance for Food Stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security (SSI/SSDI), TANF, LEAP - Finding possible funding for durable medical equipment - Finding vendors for home modifications - Advocacy to resolve landlord/tenant issues - Questions about service and therapy animalsGarfield CountyCenter for Independence (Glenwood Springs Office)Center for Independence
    Housing & Benefits Services (Mesa County) - Center for IndependenceHousing & Benefits services are available to help the disabled with housing issues/information and Direct Services assistance from housing, nursing home transition, case management, benefit advocacy and application assistance. CFI is not an emergency services organization. Services available: -Assist with disability hearings -Assist with applications if needed due to the consumer's disability (TANF, Aid to the Needy Disabled, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security Benefits (SSI/SSDI), LEAP, Section 8 and other housing applications -Assist with finding possible housing availability -Advocate in an effort to resolve landlord/tenant issues and tenant rights/responsibilities -Assist with possible housing when being discharged from hospital -Assist with those wanting to transition out of a nursing home and back to the Community (CCT) -Work to help prevent possible nursing home placement -Assist in finding durable medical equipment or adaptive aids and the availability of funding opportunities to help purchase equipment -Assist with locating vendors who can do home modifications -Answer questions about the ADA (American Disabilities Act) Fair Housing, Service Animals, Therapy Animals and Companion Animals -Referrals to appropriate agencies and service providers in the community Mesa CountyCenter for Independence (Grand Junction Office)Center for Independence
    Housing & Benefits Services (Montrose Office) - Center for IndependenceInformation, advocacy and referral services for disabled individuals seeking assistance with: - Possible housing options - Application assistance for Food Stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security (SSI/SSDI), TANF, LEAP - Finding possible funding for durable medical equipment - Finding vendors for home modifications - Advocacy to resolve landlord/tenant issues - Questions about service and therapy animalsMontrose CountyCenter for Independence (Montrose Office)Center for Independence
    Independent Living Services (Grand) - Northwest Colorado Center for IndependenceNWCCI is a non profit organization providing services to people with disabilities (physical, cognitive, emotional) that includes: - Peer Support - Information and Referral - Life Skills training - Advocacy (self and systems) Also Low Vision resources and Assistive Technology are available.Grand CountyNorthwest Colorado Center for IndependenceNorthwest Colorado Center for Independence
    Independent Living Services (Moffat) - Northwest Colorado Center for IndependenceNWCCI is a non profit organization providing services to people with disabilities (physical, cognitive, emotional) that includes: - Peer Support - Information and Referral - Life Skills training - Advocacy (self and systems) Also Low Vision resources and Assistive Technology are available.Moffat CountyNorthwest Colorado Center for IndependenceNorthwest Colorado Center for Independence
    Independent Living Services (Montezuma County) - Southwest Center for IndependenceProvides a variety of services to promote independent living in the Montezuma county area including but not limited to: - Individual & systems advocacy - Assessments for assistive technology & home modifications - Visual Impairment assistive technology - Assistive technology grants - Independent living skills training - Classes & workshops - Nursing home diversion - Transition from restrictive environments to those that are less restrictive (from high school, parent's home, nursing homes, jail)Montezuma CountySouthwest Center for Independence (Cortez Office)Southwest Center for Independence
    Independent Living Services (Routt) - Northwest Colorado Center for IndependenceNWCCI is a non profit organization providing services to people with disabilities (physical, cognitive, emotional) that includes: - Peer Support - Information and Referral - Life Skills training - Advocacy (self and systems) Also Low Vision resources and Assistive Technology are available.Routt CountyNorthwest Colorado Center for IndependenceNorthwest Colorado Center for Independence
    New Horizon Vocational Center (Glenwood Springs Office) - Center for IndependenceNHVC 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 CountyCenter for Independence (Glenwood Springs Office)Center for Independence
    New Horizon Vocational Center (Mesa County) - Center for IndependenceNHVC 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 CountyCenter for Independence (Grand Junction Office)Center for Independence
    New Horizon Vocational Center (Montrose Office) - Center for IndependenceNHVC 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.Montrose CountyCenter for Independence (Montrose Office)Center for Independence
    Positive Assistance to Community Transition - Center for IndependenceA weekly life skills class which assists young adults with disabilities to build or strengthen their independent living skills as they move toward becoming an adult. Classes meet Tuesdays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Independent Living Skills Topics include: -Budgeting Money -Communication Skills -Community Resources -Decision Making -Goal Setting -Hygiene -Personal Safety -Time Management -Stress Management -Sex Education -Advocacy Skills -Learning about how to speak up for myself and other people Learning about my rights as a person -Learning about the voting process and Learning about how the government works and the legislative process Mesa CountyCenter for Independence (Grand Junction Office)Center for Independence
    Positive Assistance to Community Transition (Glenwood Springs Office) - Center for IndependenceA weekly life skills class which assists young adults with disabilities to build or strengthen their independent living skills as they move toward becoming an adult. Independent Living Skills Topics include: -Budgeting Money -Communication Skills -Community Resources -Decision Making -Goal Setting -Hygiene -Personal Safety -Time Management -Stress Management -Sex Education -Advocacy Skills -Learning about how to speak up for myself and other people Learning about my rights as a person -Learning about the voting process and Learning about how the government works and the legislative process Classes meet Tuesdays at the Grand Junction office 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Transportation for staff and consumers provided if needed to attend the class.Garfield CountyCenter for Independence (Glenwood Springs Office)Center for Independence
    Positive Assistance to Community Transition (Montrose Office) - Center for IndependenceA weekly life skills class which assists young adults with disabilities to build or strengthen their independent living skills as they move toward becoming an adult. Independent Living Skills Topics include: -Budgeting Money -Communication Skills -Community Resources -Decision Making -Goal Setting -Hygiene -Personal Safety -Time Management -Stress Management -Sex Education -Advocacy Skills -Learning about how to speak up for myself and other people Learning about my rights as a person -Learning about the voting process and Learning about how the government works and the legislative process Classes meet Tuesdays at the Grand Junction office 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Transportation for staff and consumers provided if needed to attend the class. Montrose CountyCenter for Independence (Montrose Office)Center for Independence
    Supported Living Services (DD) - The Resource Exchange (TRE)Supported Living services (SLS) is a program for adults (ages 18 and older) with developmental disabilities. These supports and services are necessary for a person with a developmental disability to remain in control of his or her own living arrangements and be included in his or her community. SLS is designed to augment supports already available in the lives of the people who receive services. SLS supports adults to live as independently as possible with their families or in their own homes in the community. SLS incorporates many principles of Self determination. All participants choose where they live, who supports them, and what types of supports they need. Personal Care: Eating, drinking, dressing, bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, medication monitoring/administration, health monitoring, positioning, transferring, emergency response and supervision. Household Maintenance: Meal preparation, money management, cleaning, shopping, chores, laundry, household repairs and maintenance. Mentorship: Parenting (parent education and support for a participant who has children), safety and self-preservation and citizenship. Specialized Habilitation: Non-integrated activities, personal skill development, adaptive skills, academics or cognition-social skill development, community orientation, fine and gross motor skills training. Supported Employment: Individual community employment, job exploration/development and other work related activities and training not funded by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Community Accessibility Services: participation in the community in which the person lives in a fully integrated setting, teaching adaptive skills, socialization and independence. Community Liaison/Bridge Builder: Networking with local associations/leadership, community members, professionals as needed to increase independence in personal life (direct accompaniment or assistance in these environments to build bridges and fade as natural supports develop). Professional Services: Vision, dental, mobility training, and other services that Medicaid may deny such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral services, communication services, sign language among others. Environmental Engineering; Assistive technology (communication devices and other devices that allow a person to be more independent), non-durable medical equipment, supplies, mobility devices and home modifications to allow accessibility. Transportation: financial assistance, physical assistance and/or training. Optional Services: assistance with decision-making/planning, gathering information, assessing information and determining a course of action, assistance with planning daily activities and physical assistance to access community resources, apply for services, interviewing potential providers or setting up ongoing provider service schedules. El Paso CountyTarget Populations - The Resource Exchange (TRE)The Resource Exchange (TRE)

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