Choice. Independence. Safety.

COVID-19 did not create the problems that exist in New York’s nursing home industry. It exposed them. For too long New Yorkers have languished in nursing homes and other congregate care settings, jeopardizing residents’ health and safety.

Independent Living Centers (ILCs) are part of the solution. These community-based non-profits run by and for people with disabilities provide vital advocacy, services and support to individuals so that they can live fully independent, integrated lives in their communities.

Each year, ILCs prevent hundreds of our neighbors and family members from being institutionalized and hundreds more are helped to transition from institutions back into community-based settings.

Getting out of a nursing home and receiving proper and safe care at home can change lives for patients and their families. 

Want more information? Use the interactive map below to be put in touch with an ILC in your community. Select an ILC pinned on the map. Click on the ILC's name in green for complete contact information.

Want to help? We are working to make sure that Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature use this crisis as a wake-up call and invest in supporting our seniors and disabled neighbors in appropriate – and safe – environments at home…and not in nursing homes or other similar settings. Click here to send your message now!

Call today to connect with independent living: 518-465-4650