Independent Living and Community Participation

Ability House provides affordable, accessible housing for low-income families where one or more members have a disability; make decent shelter that is accessible and visitable a matter of public conscience and highlight the skills, volunteering potential and mentoring capabilities of people with disabilities.
Housing and Mortgages Tutorial for People with Disabilities from
Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
The ILRU program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living.
Phone:  713/520-0232 (V/TTY)
ILRU Directory of CILs and Associations:
Institute on Community Integration (ICI)
ICI Main Phone:  612/624-6300
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
Toll Free:  877/525-3400 (V/TTY), 703/525-3406 (V), 703/525-4153 (TTY)
Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs)

Service Animals

4 Paws for Ability
Phone:  937/374-0385
Bergin University of Canine Studies home of the Assistance Dog Institute (ADI)
Phone:  707/545-3647
Canine Companions
Canine Companions provides assistance dogs to people with developmental or physical disabilities who can demonstrate that a Canine Companion will enhance their independence or quality of life.
Toll Free:  800/572-2275, 866/224-3647 (National Headquarters)
Locate a Regional Office:
Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind, Inc.
Toll Free: 800/548-4337, 631/930-9000
Guide Dogs of America
Toll Free:  800/459-4843, 818/362-5834
International Hearing Dog, Inc. (IHDI)
Phone:  303/287-3277 (V/TTD)
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Toll Free:  888/777-5332, 248/651-9011 (V), 248/651-3713 (TTY); Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. EST
National Education for Assistance Dogs Services (NEADS)
Phone:  978/422-9064 (V/TTD)
Pet Partners – Animal-Assisted Interactions 
Phone:  425/679-5500
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