Independent Living and Housing Resources

Independent Living and Housing Resources

Resources for independent living and housing in Massachusetts.

Independent Living Centers (ILC) in Massachusetts – Private, non-profit, consumer-run, community-based agencies providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities.

Disability Resource Center (DRC) – Services and advocacy for an Independent Life. We offer skills training; advocacy; peer counseling; and information & referral. Focused on the North Shore and Cape Ann of Massachusetts.

Home Wheelchair Ramp Project – A manual of design and construction for modular wheelchair ramps. This manual includes information about modular ramps and long-tread low-riser steps to improve safe home accessibility.

HomeAdvisor:  Massachusetts Disability Services Contractors Directory – Find Screened & Rated Disability Service Contractors in Massachusetts.

Rewarding Work Resources – Rewarding Work Resources, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, provides an Internet resource for people of all ages with disabilities and their families to find qualified personal assistants (PCAs), and provider agencies looking to hire staff.

Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council – The goal of the Council is to insure provision of community-based, consumer-controlled, cross-disability services in compliance with requirements of the Title VII of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and in accordance with Independent Living Philosophy.

Massachusetts Respite Programs –  Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project – Choose ‘Massachusetts’ from list.

Citizens Housing and Planning Association – Massachusetts Accessible Housing Registry Database.

A Guide to Keeping Your Home for the Newly Disabled – A resource guide to provide those suffering with a debilitating disease with the information they need to ensure they’re able to keep their home as they seek and receive treatment.