We believe that advocating for yourself with support from your peers is the path to living a fulfilling, independent life. We serve people with all types disabilities: physical, visual, auditory, cognitive, or mental/emotional. Through our Access to Independence program, our staff works towards setting and achieving goals that will alleviate the stressful conditions in which our consumers live. The result: People lead more productive and self-directed lives with increased dignity, quality of life and independence at home and in society.
Our services are provided free of charge, with the exception of our low-cost “Loan Closet” durable medical equipment rental program. Assistance takes many forms, but our focus on people with disabilities, providing peer support, developing self-advocacy skills and ensuring consumer-control in the decision-making process are a combination not found in other human services programs in our area.
If you’d like to increase the independence you have in your life, call us at (970) 482-2700 to make an appointment to meet with one of our Independent Living Specialists to learn more.
As a certified Center for Independent Living serving Larimer and Jackson counties, DRS provides five core services:
- Information and referral
- Individual and systems advocacy
- Independent living skills training
- Peer mentorship
- Transition services
- Deaf & Hard of Hearing
- Low Vision & Blindness
- Loan Closet: Low cost durable medical equipment rental
- Help with SSI/SSDI Benefits
- Tools for Accessibility
- Help Finding a Job
- Housing Information