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To promote the independent living philosophy for all Idahoans with disabilities: choice, self-determination, and access for all.
Free Income Tax Help
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Tax Aide sites are run by certified volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation. To learn more, visit the Idaho State Tax Commission.
You are invited to participate in a statewide survey of informal (unpaid) caregivers and/or share this message with caregivers you may know. The survey is designed to gather information about the needs of caregivers. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. You can learn more, and take the survey here.
April SILC Quarterly Business Meeting
The April SILC Quarterly Business Meeting will be held April 29, 2014 at the Oxford Suites, 1426 S. Entertainment Ave., in Boise. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. For more information, please call (V/TDD) (208) 334-3800.
2014 SILC Landmark Projects
In addition to the valuable legislative and advocacy efforts that the Idaho State Independent Living Council provides, it is also home to two major projects, which are working to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities: the effort to end domestic violence and abuse toward individuals with disabilities and transition individuals from institutional facilities to home and communities based settings, with the long term care and support they need through the Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Click on any of the links above to learn more. In addition, the AmeriCorps Accessible Transportation Network (AATN), a three year grant, wrapped in 2011 and has seen many sustainable transportation projects throughout Idaho as a result of this worthwhile initiative. The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) ended in 2013 and was also an incredible success helping individuals to access affordable healthcare while they're working.