I need resources, but don’t know where to start or what is available. Can I talk to someone to discuss my needs?

Our Independent Living Resource Center is here to help answer all of your questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will research it for you. We can connect you to a variety of resources such as in-home personal care, home medical equipment, accessible home modifications, custom wheelchair seating and service dogs. In addition, we can guide you in understanding what resources are available within the community to support your individual needs. Contact us for assistance.

Is financial assistance available to get the resources I need?

We understand that funding your services can be complicated and confusing. We are here to help walk you through this process. Depending on the type of services you need and your income level, you may be eligible for financial assistance. The State of Pennsylvania has several state-funded waiver programs that allow qualifying individuals to receive services at little or no cost. Individuals looking only for accessible modifications, such as accessible showers and ramps, to stay safely in their homes may qualify for other funding opportunities. Explore financial assistance.

How Is Independent Living Services funded?

Many of the programs provided by UDS Foundation are supported through state and federal funding; however, this pays for only a portion of what it actually costs to provide these services. We also rely on community support and are grateful to our corporate and individual sponsors and donors. Without your support, we would not be able to provide many of our services. Ninety-one percent of every dollar donated to ILS goes toward supporting the services we provide.

Do you accept donations of equipment or other items?

We gladly accept donations of new equipment, supplies or services. You will receive an in-kind letter that you can use for filing your taxes that shows the value of your donation.

Although we may occasionally be able to accept direct donations of used equipment, such as stair lifts that we previously installed, we are not able to receive most used medical equipment. We do, however, partner with other organizations like the VFW who will refurbish used equipment and make it available in the community.