Established in 1974, Society's Assets is a private, nonprofit organization. What is Independent Living Services? Independent living (IL) services help people with disabilities achieve greater independence in the home and community. We are a non-residential, nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities achieve their independent living goals. There are 7 other nonprofits like ours in Wisconsin. We serve all people, regardless of their disability type. All 8 of us provide, at a minimum: Peer Support: Meeting with other people with disabilities in a group or individual setting for mentoring Information and Referral: Helping people get the information they need to live independently) Individual and Systems Advocacy: Speaking out to pursue personal rights and policy change Independent Living Skills Training: Education on the many elements for a successful life in the community Transition Support: Bridging high school to college and/or work, and assist individuals living in a nursing home that want to return to their homes in the community
To ensure the rights of all persons with disabilities to live and function as independently as possible in the community of their choice, through supporting individuals' efforts to achieve control over their lives and become integrated into community life.
Independent living is an individual's right to choose his/her own lifestyle in the community of his/her choice and to be ultimately responsible for that choice. The goal of Society's Assets is to offer a variety of services that can meet an individual's needs.
The Key to Independence Since 1974
Society's Assets is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit Independent Living Center serving people of any age with any disability who live in Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties. Formed in Racine by people with disabilities, the name Society's Assets was chosen because the founders wanted to be seen as assets to society, as having abilities to contribute to the community. The organization is governed and operated by a board and staff comprised of a majority of people with disabilities. The agency supports individuals' efforts to achieve their potential and assists local communities in the removal of barriers to independent living.