The Center for Accessible Living is currently accepting applications for a new Board Member!
Housing Podcast CAL with the Lexington Fair Housing Council This last month, Lauren Mountz, Housing Program Director for CAL, discussed
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Independence is its own reward!
The Center for Accessible Living is Kentucky’s first Independent Living Center. With offices located in Louisville, Murray, and Covington, its services span the entire state of Kentucky. The Center for Accessible Living (CAL) is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.
CAL is a disability rights and resource center for people with disabilities, governed by people with disabilities. Services are offered to individuals with all types of disabilities. Our experienced staff provides information, advocacy and services that create opportunities for people with disabilities to live as independently as possible.
To serve as an innovative leader and community partner in empowering all people to achieve their goal of independent living.
“Independent Living does not mean that we want to do everything by ourselves, do not need anybody or like to live in isolation. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our every-day lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted. We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighborhood school, use the same bus as our neighbors; work in jobs that are in line with our education and interests, and raise families of our own. We are profoundly ordinary people sharing the same need to feel included, recognized and loved.”
– Dr. Adolf Ratzka
Center for Accessible Living Emergency Relief Pandemic Application
Due to the recent Pandemic of Covid-19 the Centers for Independent Living (CIL) across the country were awarded an additional funding of $85 million under the Cares Act as a response to the virus. The Center for Accessible Living received a portion of these funds to enable individuals with disabilities to access or reconnect with the services and supports they need to remain safely in their communities.
We know that are consumers have many needs that are specific to them but also have additional needs that are not covered by medical insurance or other community agencies.
In a response, we have developed grant applications to help with some of those needs and to support our consumers to live successfully in a home of their choice and to live independently. The grant application can be found here: