Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center is a disability justice organization that creates fully inclusive communities.

Empowering Our Community Is Key To Our Mission
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) is a non-profit organization which serves people with disabilities in Santa Clara County, California. SVILC provides people with disabilities the support and tools needed to live interdependently, and advocates for policies that ensure equal access and opportunity for all. SVILC is a community-member driven nonprofit organization run by and for people with disabilities. A majority of SVILC’s staff and Board are people with disabilities. We operate under the philosophy that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options and control over our lives as people without disabilities.

Community Transition Program

SVILC's Community Transition Program services provide comprehensive care coordination, and intensive case management and monitoring to facilitate tailored transition services for persons with disabilities into a community living setting. Community Transition Program staff are highly skilled professionals with expertise in delivering holistic, peer based, and wrap around services: 

Stepping Stones Program

The Stepping Stones Program aims to assist people with disabilities in developing the skills necessary to fully participate in the community with choice and control in their lives; building the confidence to manage a life in the community with a higher success of not returning to a nursing home or…

Information + Referral

SVILC understands that our services do not address the needs of everyone, and therefore we will do our best to provide you accurate and complete information and a referral to another organization that may be able to better serve you. This service is available to persons with a disability, their…

Peer Support

Do you ever feel the need to talk to someone about your disability, what is going on in your life, your struggles and/or successes, but your friends and family just "don't get it"? SVILC's Peer Support groups meet weekly to offer a safe and relaxed place to just listen, ask…

Assistive Technology & Device Lending Library

Device Lending Library and Ability Tools (formerly the AT Network) SVILC maintains a lending library of AT so consumers may borrow a device free of charge and try it before buying it, use it to compare similar devices, or to use while a personal device is being repaired. The following…

Personal Care Attendant Services

Do you use the services of a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) to assist you with personal or domestic tasks such as: • Getting into or out of bed• Bathing, dressing, eating, etc.• Housekeeping activities e.g. cleaning, cooking, shopping, etc. Whether your PCA is paid for through In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)…

Youth Leadership

SVILC recognizes that the future rests with the youth of today, and that youth with disabilities will play a vital role in leading the next season of change for the disability rights movement and the larger social justice movement. It is absolutely critical that youth with disabilities understand disability history…

Housing Search Assistance

Do you need assistance in finding accessible, affordable, an integrated housing?People with disabilities experience greater discrimination in the area of housing than any other minority population. With a high cost of living in Santa Clara County, finding suitable and permanent housing can be a very difficult journey. SVILC provides both…


Independent Living Skills Training

Independent Living Skills are any Activity of Daily Living (ADL) that an individual may need skill development in to maintain or increase their independence. Examples include: • Improving your time management skills, such as scheduling and keeping appointments• Acquiring self-advocacy skills to speak out about your needs• Gaining basic computer…

25 N. 14th Street, Suite 1000
95112 San Jose , CA
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Tue, May 23, 2017: 10:15 am
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