The Blue Ridge Independent Living Center
assists people with disabilities to live independently. The Center
also serves the community at large by helping to create an
environment that is accessible to all.
The Center, established in July 1989, is a private, non-profit community agency with non-residential programs. Support for service is received from state and federal sources and donations from regional businesses and individuals. The Center is governed by a Board of Directors with a majority of members having disabilities.
The Center serves residents of the Fifth Planning District of Virginia which includes the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig and Roanoke counties and the cities of Covington, Roanoke and Salem
BRILC Core Services
♦ Advocacy – Assistance in gaining equal access to services that individuals with disabilities are entitled to receive.
♦ Peer Counseling – Counseling for persons with disabilities by persons with disabilities.
♦ Independent Living Skills Training – Assistance in obtaining the skills needed to live independently, such as financial management, acquired social skills, household management, etc.
♦ Information and Referral – Information about assistive equipment, recreation, accessibility, legislation, and other disability-related issues. Referrals are also made to local service providers to assist individuals to locate resources needed to become or remain independent and in the community.