Independent Living and Community Participation

ABILITY House
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.
www.abilitymagazine.com/abilityhouse.html.
 
Housing and Mortgages Tutorial for People with Disabilities from www.mortgageloans.com.
www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities.
 
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)
www.ilru.org.
 
Institute on Community Integration (ICI)
ICI Main Phone:  612/624-6300
ici.umn.edu.
 
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
Toll Free:  877/525-3400 (V/TTY), 703/525-3406 (V), 703/525-4153 (TTY)
www.ncil.org.
 
Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs)
www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/SILC.html.
 

Service Animals
 

4 Paws for Ability
Phone:  937/374-0385
Email:  Info@4PawsForAbility.org.
4pawsforability.org.
 
Bergin University of Canine Studies home of the Assistance Dog Institute (ADI)
Phone:  707/545-3647
Email:  info@berginu.edu.
www.berginu.edu/index.html.
 
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)
CCI 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: www.cci.org/site/c.cdKGIRNqEmG/b.4010985/k.F755/Locations.htm.
www.caninecompanions.org.
 
Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind, Inc.
Toll Free: 800/548-4337, 631/930-9000
Email:  info@guidedog.org.
www.guidedog.org.
 
Guide Dogs of America
Toll Free:  800/459-4843, 818/362-5834
Email: mail@guidedogsofamerica.org.
www.guidedogsofamerica.org.
 
International Hearing Dog, Inc. (IHDI)
Phone:  303/287-3277 (V/TTD)
Email:  info@hearingdog.org.
www.ihdi.org.
 
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
Email:  leaderdog@leaderdog.org.
www.leaderdog.org.
 
National Education for Assistance Dogs Services (NEADS)
Phone:  978/422-9064 (V/TTD)
Email:  info@neads.org.
www.neads.org.
 
Pet Partners – Animal-Assisted Interactions 
Phone:  425/679-5500
Contact:  petpartners.org/about-us/contact-us.
www.petpartners.org.
 
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