About Us - Philosophy

Options believes and practices the philosophy of an ILC being a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential nonprofit agency. Each is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services. An ILC must meet the following criteria:

Provide four core services:

1. Individual and systems advocacy

2. Peer counseling

3. Information & referral

4. Independent living skills training

·        51% of the Board of Directors are people with disabilities

·        51% of the staff are people with disabilities