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Information current as of May 12, 2014.
Independent Living Program

Workforce Commission, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

Independent Living means having the option to choose to live or remain in your home or community setting, with emphasis on community based supports and services. This includes such services as information and referral sources, independent living skills training, peer support, system and individual advocacy, and other independent living services.

How do I qualify for services?

To be eligible for Independent Living services an individual:

  • Must have a significant physical, mental, cognitive or sensory impairment that impedes or substantially limits their ability to function independently in the family or the community; and
  • Must be able to benefit from independent living services by improving their ability to function, continue functioning, or move toward functioning independently within the family or the community.
  • Some services are based on economic need.

Independent Living services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Counseling
  • Mobility training
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Provision of needed prosthesis, other appliances and devices
  • Community awareness programs to enhance the understanding and integration into society of individuals with disabilities
  • Interpreter and reader services
  • Individual and group social and recreational services

To apply for Independent Living services, you should contact the nearest Center for Independent Living.


Contact Information
Independent Living Program Coordinator
( 225 ) 219 - 2225
Locations
New Horizons, Inc.
Physical Address
8508 Line Avenue
Suite D
Shreveport, LA 71118
Mailing Address
8508 Line Avenue
Suite D
Shreveport, LA 71118
Primary Phone Number: ( 877 ) 219 - 7327
Fax Number: ( 318 ) 688 - 7823
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Resources for Independent Living
Physical Address
3645 Williams Blvd
Suite 207
Kenner, LA 70065
Mailing Address
3645 Williams Blvd
Suite 207
Kenner, LA 70065
Primary Phone Number: ( 800 ) 505 - 2260
Fax Number: ( 504 ) 522 - 1954
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Resources for Independent Living
Physical Address
11931 Industriplex Blvd
Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Mailing Address
11931 Industriplex Blvd
Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Primary Phone Number: ( 800 ) 505 - 2260
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Southwest Louisiana Independence Center, Inc.
Physical Address
2016 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Mailing Address
2016 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Primary Phone Number: ( 337 ) 477 - 7194
Secondary Phone Number: ( 800 ) 403 - 1062
Fax Number: ( 337 ) 477 - 7198
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed