Living Independently Now Center

Address

15 Emerald Terrace
Belleville, IL 62226

(618) 235-9988

www.lincinc.org

Description:

Center for Independent Living (CIL) assists people who have disabilities to live independently as possible in their community. Core services include Individual and Systems Advocacy, Peer to Peer Support, Information and Referral and Independent Living Skills. Consumer led and driven under the Independent Living Philosophy.

ALSO KNOWN AS

LINC
LINC, INC. (LIVING INDEPENDENTLY NOW CENTER)
LINC INC

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

January 8, 2018

Wishlist:

Volunteers

Employer ID:

371256881

Year Incorporated:

1989

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

15 Emerald Terrace
Belleville, IL 62226

Contacts

Lynn Hatfield

Executive Director

(618) 235-9988

lhatfield@lincinc.org

Phone Numbers

Main

(618) 235-9988

Fax

(618) 233-3729

TTY

(618) 235-0451

Video Phone

(618) 310-0054

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Description

Equipment Loans: Provides a temporary loan program for some equipment to provide a temporary replacement during times of repair, short term usage or waiting for replacement equipment from insurance providers. Equipment include manual wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, shower chairs, toilet seats, recreational devices, seating cushions, and back supports.

Hours

Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

Required Documents

Proof of Disability

Eligibility

Must have a disability

Fees

Call for details

Intake Procedure

- Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

Languages

- American Sign Language - English

Service Area

Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • Illinois
    • Monroe County
      • Randolph County
        • Saint Clair County
        Click here to see this service (LH-0650.0250) and related services within the Service Tree.

        Description

        - Computer & Assistive Technology Training for the Blind/Low Vision: Provides training in the Windows operating system, word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet using optical and electronic magnification devices, scan-to-speech systems, voice note takers, voice-output PDA's and a variety of daily living aids. - TTY training is available for individuals and businesses.

        Hours

        Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

        Required Documents

        No Documentation Required

        Eligibility

        - Computer & Assistive Technology Training for the Blind/Low Vision: Low vision working-age adults wishing to learn skills necessary to remain or enter the workforce - TTY Training: Individuals and businesses

        Fees

        No Fees

        Intake Procedure

        - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

        Languages

        - American Sign Language - English

        Service Area

        Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

        Geography Served

          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

        • Illinois
          • Monroe County
            • Randolph County
              • Saint Clair County
              Click here to see this service (LH-2700.0600) and related services within the Service Tree.

              Description

              Braille literacy services offered in both Grade 1 Uncontracted Braille and Grade 2 Contracted Braille.

              Hours

              Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

              Required Documents

              No Documentation Required

              Eligibility

              Blind/Low vision individuals

              Fees

              No Fees

              Intake Procedure

              - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

              Languages

              - American Sign Language - English

              Service Area

              Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties

              Geography Served

                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

              • Illinois
                • Monroe County
                  • Randolph County
                    • Saint Clair County
                    Click here to see this service (LR-1000) and related services within the Service Tree.

                    Description

                    Offers a wide variety of independent living services for individuals with severe disabilities with the objective of helping them to function more independently in family and community settings and to secure and maintain appropriate employment.

                    Hours

                    Hours are at the discretion of the client, the personal care aide will be employed by the client who will set the hours

                    Required Documents

                    Medicaid Card

                    Eligibility

                    - Must be Medicaid recipients age 18 years and older - Must have a disability - Must be able and willing to recruit, hire and manage attendants - Must be seeking or living in an independent living situation

                    Fees

                    Aides are paid by Medicaid

                    Intake Procedure

                    - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                    Languages

                    - American Sign Language - English

                    Service Area

                    Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                    Geography Served

                      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                    • Illinois
                      • Monroe County
                        • Randolph County
                          • Saint Clair County
                          Click here to see this service (LR-1550) and related services within the Service Tree.

                          Description

                          Medicare D: Assists consumers and area senior citizens with plan options, paperwork and other specifics of the Medicare D Program.

                          Hours

                          Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                          Required Documents

                          No Documentation Required

                          Eligibility

                          No Restrictions

                          Fees

                          Call for details

                          Intake Procedure

                          - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                          Languages

                          - American Sign Language - English

                          Service Area

                          Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                          Geography Served

                            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                          • Illinois
                            • Monroe County
                              • Randolph County
                                • Saint Clair County
                                Click here to see this service (FT-1020) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                Description

                                Computer Literacy: Provides one-on-one training in computer literacy focusing on the Internet and E-mail.

                                Hours

                                Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                Required Documents

                                Documentation of Disability

                                Eligibility

                                Person age 16 years and older with disabilities

                                Fees

                                No Fees

                                Intake Procedure

                                - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                Languages

                                - American Sign Language - English

                                Service Area

                                Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                Geography Served

                                  If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                • Illinois
                                  • Monroe County
                                    • Randolph County
                                      • Saint Clair County
                                      Click here to see this service (PL-7400.1500) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                      Description

                                      Community Education: Educates communities regarding the needs, rights, and talents of persons with disabilities by providing disability awareness presentations at area schools, businesses, and service organizations.

                                      Hours

                                      Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                      Required Documents

                                      No Documentation Required

                                      Eligibility

                                      No Restrictions

                                      Fees

                                      No Fees

                                      Intake Procedure

                                      - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                      Languages

                                      - American Sign Language - English

                                      Service Area

                                      Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                      Geography Served

                                        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                      • Illinois
                                        • Monroe County
                                          • Randolph County
                                            • Saint Clair County
                                            Click here to see this service (PH-6200.1850) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                            Description

                                            The organization is involved in lobbying efforts in the legislature on behalf of persons with disabilities.

                                            Hours

                                            Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                            Required Documents

                                            No Documentation Required

                                            Eligibility

                                            Persons with disabilities

                                            Fees

                                            No Fees

                                            Intake Procedure

                                            Telephone to set up an appointment or walk-in

                                            Languages

                                            - American Sign Language or Braille - English

                                            Service Area

                                            Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                            Geography Served

                                              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                            • Illinois
                                              • Monroe County
                                                • Randolph County
                                                  • Saint Clair County
                                                  Click here to see this service (TD-1600.3100-180) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                  Description

                                                  Mental Health: Helps consumers stay on track by focusing on independent living skills, peer to peer interaction and support, advocacy and information and referral. Educational materials, a lending library, mental health literature, and information on area mental health services are also available.

                                                  Hours

                                                  Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                  Required Documents

                                                  No Documentation Required

                                                  Eligibility

                                                  No Restrictions

                                                  Fees

                                                  No Fees

                                                  Intake Procedure

                                                  - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                                  Languages

                                                  - American Sign Language - English

                                                  Service Area

                                                  Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                  Geography Served

                                                    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                  • Illinois
                                                    • Monroe County
                                                      • Randolph County
                                                        • Saint Clair County
                                                        Click here to see this service (RR-5150.2500) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                        Description

                                                        Offers various health or disability related support groups to those with health or disability related issues.

                                                        Hours

                                                        Varies

                                                        Required Documents

                                                        No Documentation Required

                                                        Eligibility

                                                        Individuals with health or disability related issues

                                                        Fees

                                                        No Fees

                                                        Intake Procedure

                                                        - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                                        Languages

                                                        - American Sign Language - English

                                                        Service Area

                                                        - St. Louis City in Missouri - Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                        Geography Served

                                                          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                        • Illinois
                                                          • Madison County
                                                            • Saint Clair County
                                                            • Missouri
                                                              • Saint Louis City County
                                                              Click here to see this service (PN-8100.3000) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                              Description

                                                              Community Reintegration Program: Assists individuals transition from long-term care institutions into an independent living setting, includes funding to assist with costs of setting up housing in the community.

                                                              Hours

                                                              Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                              Required Documents

                                                              - Diagnosis report of Traumatic Brain Injury or HIV/AIDS - Medicaid Card

                                                              Eligibility

                                                              - Age 18 years and older - Individuals age 60 years and older with a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or HIV/AIDS - Illinois resident - US Citizen - Living in an institutionalized setting for a minimum of 90 days - Must be Medicaid eligible or receiving benefits - Physician approval for a safe transition

                                                              Fees

                                                              Medicaid

                                                              Intake Procedure

                                                              Referrals can be made by nursing home staff, the individual, family or friends

                                                              Languages

                                                              - American Sign Language - English

                                                              Service Area

                                                              Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                              Geography Served

                                                                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                              • Illinois
                                                                • Monroe County
                                                                  • Randolph County
                                                                    • Saint Clair County
                                                                    Click here to see this service (BH-7000.5100-330) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                                    Description

                                                                    Accepting donations of shower transfer benches.

                                                                    Hours

                                                                    Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                                    Required Documents

                                                                    No Documentation Required

                                                                    Eligibility

                                                                    No Restrictions

                                                                    Fees

                                                                    No Fees

                                                                    Intake Procedure

                                                                    Call ahead to inform of a donation drop off

                                                                    Languages

                                                                    - American Sign Language - English

                                                                    Service Area

                                                                    Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                                    Geography Served

                                                                      If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                                    • Illinois
                                                                      • Monroe County
                                                                        • Randolph County
                                                                          • Saint Clair County
                                                                          Click here to see this service (TI-1800.5000-500) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                                          Description

                                                                          Provides informational presentations and assistance on Medicare D to area organizations and other professionals working with persons with disabilities and seniors.

                                                                          Hours

                                                                          Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                                          Required Documents

                                                                          No Documentation Required

                                                                          Eligibility

                                                                          No Restrictions

                                                                          Fees

                                                                          Call for details

                                                                          Intake Procedure

                                                                          - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                                                          Languages

                                                                          - American Sign Language - English

                                                                          Service Area

                                                                          Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                                          Geography Served

                                                                            If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                                          • Illinois
                                                                            • Monroe County
                                                                              • Randolph County
                                                                                • Saint Clair County
                                                                                Click here to see this service (LH-3500.5000) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                                                Description

                                                                                Provides technical assistance in understanding and complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Assistance includes accessibility studies, disability sensitivity training, disability etiquette, translate printed material into Braille and other alternative formats, support services, Information & Resource Referral, TTY training, sign language classes/beginning & advanced and understanding the deaf culture.

                                                                                Hours

                                                                                Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                                                Required Documents

                                                                                No Documentation Required

                                                                                Eligibility

                                                                                Businesses and non-profit organizations

                                                                                Fees

                                                                                Call for details

                                                                                Intake Procedure

                                                                                - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                                                                Languages

                                                                                - American Sign Language - English

                                                                                Service Area

                                                                                Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                                                Geography Served

                                                                                  If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                                                • Illinois
                                                                                  • Monroe County
                                                                                    • Randolph County
                                                                                      • Saint Clair County
                                                                                      Click here to see this service (TO-6000) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                                                      Description

                                                                                      Peer to Peer Counseling: Offers the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to meet other individuals with the same disability or similar life challenges to discuss expression of problems, feelings and solutions. Independent living and advocacy skills are often other tools learned as a result of connecting with peers.

                                                                                      Hours

                                                                                      Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                                                      Required Documents

                                                                                      No Documentation Required

                                                                                      Eligibility

                                                                                      Individuals with disabilities

                                                                                      Fees

                                                                                      No Fees

                                                                                      Intake Procedure

                                                                                      - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                                                                      Languages

                                                                                      - American Sign Language - English

                                                                                      Service Area

                                                                                      Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                                                      Geography Served

                                                                                        If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                                                      • Illinois
                                                                                        • Monroe County
                                                                                          • Randolph County
                                                                                            • Saint Clair County
                                                                                            Click here to see this service (PH-1400.6500) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                                                            Description

                                                                                            Aging & Disability Resource Specialist Advocate: Visits senior sites providing information on assistive aids, adaptive equipment and transportation assistance. Additionally, the specialist will consult with community members and providers about services needed in their respective counties to gauge needs to be addressed through direct services, speaking engagements and workshops.

                                                                                            Hours

                                                                                            Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                                                            Required Documents

                                                                                            Will be instructed on documents needed when contacting the agency

                                                                                            Eligibility

                                                                                            Services are for individuals age 60 years and older with/without disabilities

                                                                                            Fees

                                                                                            Call for details

                                                                                            Intake Procedure

                                                                                            - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                                                                            Languages

                                                                                            - American Sign Language - English

                                                                                            Service Area

                                                                                            Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                                                            Geography Served

                                                                                              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                                                            • Illinois
                                                                                              • Monroe County
                                                                                                • Randolph County
                                                                                                  • Saint Clair County
                                                                                                  Click here to see this service (FT-1000.6600) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                                                                  Description

                                                                                                  Youth and Family Advocacy: Assists with teaching advocacy skills, information on IDEA (special education law covering rights and responsibilities), Individual Education Plan (IEP's) planning and process, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Also, assists with a child's rights to an appropriate education, parent and school communication and transitioning from school to the workforce and attends IEP meetings at request of parents.

                                                                                                  Hours

                                                                                                  - Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm - Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                                                                  Required Documents

                                                                                                  Proof of child disability

                                                                                                  Eligibility

                                                                                                  Parents with children ages 3-21 years who have disabilities

                                                                                                  Fees

                                                                                                  No Fees

                                                                                                  Intake Procedure

                                                                                                  - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                                                                                  Languages

                                                                                                  - American Sign Language - English

                                                                                                  Service Area

                                                                                                  Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                                                                  Geography Served

                                                                                                    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                                                                  • Illinois
                                                                                                    • Monroe County
                                                                                                      • Randolph County
                                                                                                        • Saint Clair County
                                                                                                        Click here to see this service (FT-8000.8000) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                                                                        Description

                                                                                                        Sorenso Video Relay Service: Assistive device helps give a variety of ways in which to communicate to those who are deaf and hard of hearing: Also, used to break down barriers as a tool for those who are not exposed to the deaf community to community with them.

                                                                                                        Hours

                                                                                                        Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                                                                        Required Documents

                                                                                                        Will be instructed on documents needed when contacting the agency

                                                                                                        Eligibility

                                                                                                        Those who are deaf and hard of hearing

                                                                                                        Fees

                                                                                                        Call for details

                                                                                                        Intake Procedure

                                                                                                        - Call Or Walk In To Apply - Contact the agency at www.facebook.com/pages/LINC-Inc/120843948634 or www.Lincinc.org

                                                                                                        Languages

                                                                                                        - American Sign Language - English

                                                                                                        Service Area

                                                                                                        Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                                                                        Geography Served

                                                                                                          If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                                                                        • Illinois
                                                                                                          • Monroe County
                                                                                                            • Randolph County
                                                                                                              • Saint Clair County
                                                                                                              Click here to see this service (LH-0600.8180) and related services within the Service Tree.

                                                                                                              Description

                                                                                                              Accepting donations of bariatric manual wheelchairs.

                                                                                                              Hours

                                                                                                              Mon-Thu - 8:30am to 5:00pm Fri - 8:30am to 12:00pm (Noon)

                                                                                                              Required Documents

                                                                                                              No Documentation Required

                                                                                                              Eligibility

                                                                                                              No Restrictions

                                                                                                              Fees

                                                                                                              No Fees

                                                                                                              Intake Procedure

                                                                                                              Call ahead to inform of a donation drop off

                                                                                                              Languages

                                                                                                              - American Sign Language - English

                                                                                                              Service Area

                                                                                                              Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair Counties in Illinois

                                                                                                              Geography Served

                                                                                                                If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                                                                              • Illinois
                                                                                                                • Monroe County
                                                                                                                  • Randolph County
                                                                                                                    • Saint Clair County
                                                                                                                    Click here to see this service (TI-1800.5000-900) and related services within the Service Tree.

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