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At CRS-IL We believe that every individual has the right to lead a fulfilling and independent life, and we are committed to providing the resources and support necessary to help them achieve this. Our services promote independence and self-sufficiency, allowing individuals with disabilities to lead fulfilling and productive lives within their communities.

Core Services

Discover the unique and valuable features that set Southern California Resource Services For Independent Living apart from the rest. We are committed to providing exceptional services and support to individuals with disabilities, empowering them to live independently and achieve their goals.


What is a CiL

A Center for Independent Living (CIL) is a community-based organization that provides services and support to people with disabilities. CILs are run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities, and they work to promote independence, equality, and inclusion for all. Services may include advocacy, peer support, information and referral, and independent living skills training. Cs are an important resource for people with disabilities who want to live independently and participate fully in their communities.

Our History

CRS-IL was founded in 1979  as "SCRS-IL" Since then, CRS-IL programs have served over 100,000 individuals with disabilities within Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. CRS-IL continues to develop comprehensive programs that respond to the needs of the disabled community while enabling them to lead healthy, independent, and productive lives.
Most services are provided free of charge.  Funds for programs come from federal, state, county, and city governments, and grants from private foundations, corporations, and individual contributions.
Our independent living programs and services serve 44 cities in Los Angeles County.  Services include advocacy, peer counseling, housing search assistance, information and referral, personal assistance services, independent living skills training, systems change advocacy, cross-disability peer counseling, assistive technology, advocacy for de-institutionalization, youth advocacy and civic engagement, and job readiness and job placement services. In 2019, CRS-IL celebrated 40 years of unparalleled commitment to our community.

Community News

At CRS-IL, Our community is everything. Our news section is designed to keep you informed about the people and events shaping our community. We know that positive change starts with the actions of individuals, and we are dedicated to amplifying the voices of those who are making a difference. Our nonprofit work is focused on building stronger communities through education, empowerment, and advocacy. When you support us, you become an integral part of a movement to create positive change. Read our latest stories, get inspired, and join us in making a difference.

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