Independent Lifestyles Incorporated
Advocacy - Disabilities
215 N Benton Dr, Sauk Rapids, MN, 56379
Distance: 1091 Miles
Program that works on behalf of individuals and/or groups to make sure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible
Provides advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers
One-on-one advocacy assistance is available for:
* Navigating service or government systems
An Advocates for Independence Committee is available for staff, consumer and community members to support each other in their self-advocacy efforts as well as addressing disability issues in the community.
Area Served by County
- Benton County
- Isanti County
- Kandiyohi County
- Meeker County
- Mille Lacs County
- Morrison County
- Sherburne County
- Stearns County
- Wright County
- Assistance with community resources
Benton, Isanti, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- 24-Hour Emergency Assistance (Waiver)
- Activities for People with Disabilities
- Case Management (Waiver)
- Companionship - GRACE Program
- Employment Services (Waiver)
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA) Home Assessment
- Errand Running and Shopping - GRACE Program
- Family Training
- Home Accessibility Modification
- House Cleaning - GRACE Program
- Housing Stabilization Services (HSS)
- Individual Community Living Supports (ICLS)
- Individualized Home Supports (IHS) with Family Training
- Individualized Home Supports (IHS) with Training
- Individualized Home Supports (IHS) without Training
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Choice
- Transitional Services
- Transportation (Waiver)
- Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Community Partner
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
FP-0500.3300Individual Advocacy Definition
Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services for which they are eligible, when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider or to otherwise effectively represent themselves, or when they have a complaint about a service. Individual advocacy attempts to reach equitable settlements without resorting to litigation and seeks to meet individual needs without attempting to change social institutions.
FP-0500.8000System Advocacy Definition
Programs that seek changes in community conditions, structures or institutions when modifications in the service delivery system as a whole are required to ensure the adequate availability of essential community services, to contribute to human growth and development and to prevent unwitting support of conditions which are injurious to individuals and families who are residents. The objective of system advocacy is to make changes that are required to benefit the community as a whole rather than focusing on the needs of a particular individual, family or group of residents.
LR-1550Centers for Independent Living Definition
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.
TD-1600.3100-180Disability Rights Groups Definition
Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws or other social measures that protect the rights of people who have physical, mental, developmental or learning disabilities and maximize their ability to enjoy the same opportunities, resources and privileges as the mainstream population.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YJ-8750People With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities. Disabilities and health conditions may be temporary or permanent, may be present at birth or occur at any point in a person's lifetime, and can be of different levels of severity.