The following are organizations and agencies that support independent living for Idahoans with disabilities across the lifespan:
The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) Office on Aging (OOA) serves as Idaho's Area IV Agency on Aging (AAA). We help seniors in the eight rural counties of south central Idaho, commonly referred to as the Magic Valley, including Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls Counties. Our mission is to promote independence in an environment of dignity and choice, with a good quality of life.
Consortium of Idahoans with Disabilities
The Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities or CID is a coalition of Idaho agencies and organizations concerned with issues affecting people with disabilities.
Disability Action Center Northwest
As North Idaho's Center for Independent Living, DAC utilizes their collective power to provide independent living services while fostering attitudes, policies, and environments of equality and freedom.
DisAbility Rights Idaho assists people with disabilities to protect, promote and advance their legal and human rights, through quality legal, individual, and system advocacy.
Family Caregiver Navigator Project
The mission of the Family Caregiver Navigator program is to enhance resilience and systems of support by providing person-centered counseling, custom care planning and resource referral to family caregivers across the lifespan.
The Idaho Access Project works to eliminate physical, attitudinal, and policy barriers to ensure people with disabilities can live, work, and play in our neighborhoods and communities.
Idaho Assistive Technology Project
The Idaho Assistive Technology Project provides support for individuals with disabilities and older persons in their personal selection of assistive technology as they live, work, and play in their communities.
The Idaho Caregiver Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on expanding opportunities for respite across the lifespan.
Idaho Center on Disabilities & Human Development
The Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) is Idaho's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. We support people with disabilities through education, research and service. We provide training services and technical assistance. We also share information that helps promote a nation where all people, including people with disabilities, can live, learn, work and play within their communities.
Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
ICBVI is a state agency which has been serving Idahoans since 1967. The agency assists blind and visually impaired persons to achieve independence by providing education, developing work skills, increasing self-confidence and helping them remain employed or prepare for employment.
The ICOA assists older adults and people with disabilities to remain independent, avoid institutionalization and age in place in their own homes and communities of choice.
Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
By statute, the Council is responsible for increasing awareness, advocate for equal access, provide information and referral, monitor consumer protection, recommend public policies and programs, conduct research, and submit reports to the Governor and policymakers.
Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities
The mission of the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities is to promote the capacity of people with developmental disabilities and their families to determine, access, and direct the services and/or support they need to live the lives they choose, and to build the communities ability to support their choices.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
The Department of Health and Welfare’s (DHW) primary role in the community is to provide services and oversight to promote healthy people, safe children, and stable families.
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation’s program goal is to place Idahoans with disabilities into the workforce by securing and maintaining productive employment.
Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. envisions inclusive and accessible communities, services, education, and opportunities for children and youth with disabilities and/or unique and special healthcare needs.
Idaho State Independent Living Council
The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) actively engages in activities that help provide Idahoans with disabilities a greater voice in obtaining services that are consumer responsive, cost effective and community based.
Interlink Volunteer Caregivers
Interlink Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) provides volunteer transportation along with minor home safety modification services to help elderly, disabled and chronically ill individuals to live independently in their own homes.
Intermountain Fair Housing Council
The Intermountain Fair Housing Council (IFHC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure open and inclusive housing for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, a source of income, or disability.
LIFE, A Center for Independent Living
As Eastern Idaho's Center for Independent living, Life's mission is to empower people with disabilities to manage their own lives, make their own choices, and give them the information and knowledge to assist them to live with independence.
Our mission is to support the mental health of our community members through education, support, and advocacy.
National Federation of the Blind of Idaho
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
The ADA National Network Centers are a national platform of ten centers comprised of ADA professionals and experts charged with assisting businesses, state and local governments, and people with disabilities as they manage the process of changing our culture to be user friendly to disability and the effect the variety of health conditions can have on society.
Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies
The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (The Partnership) is the only U.S. disability-led, 501(c)(3) organization that prioritizes equity, access, disability rights, disability justice, and full inclusion of people with disabilities, older adults, and people with access and functional needs before, during and after disasters and emergencies.
Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging
The Region 3 Area Agency on Aging provides solutions for seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers aimed at securing safe, healthy, community supported and independent living options through comprehensive information, assistance, advocacy, and planning efforts.