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  • Who We Are

    Who We Are

    Helping People with Disabilities Live Independently

    The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is a service and advocacy center run by and for people living with disabilities. The DRC supports people of all ages who have any type of disabilitiy to live independently and participate fully in community life.

    OUR MISSION OUR BROCHURE
  • Guide to Finding Housing

    Guide to Finding Housing

    Affordable, Accessible & Available (AAA) Housing

    The Disability Resource Center hopes this guide will make it easier for consumers to understand how to acquire Affordable, Accessible and Available (AAA) housing and how to obtain reasonable accommodations when necessary.

    Guide to Finding Housing
  • Fighting with You

    Fighting with You

    Self-Advocacy and Community Action

    Supporting people of all ages who have all types of disabilities - The DRC organizes and supports collective action by people living with disabilities aimed at positive social change, the elimination of discriminatory barriers, and the creation of supportive and fully accessible community environment.

    Disability Advocacy
  • Membership

    Become a Member

    Consumer Control Drives the DRC

    Consumer Control is tied to the same concepts of self-reliance and self-determination that are essential for all people in our society. Voting Members have the exclusive right to vote for candidates who will serve on the Board of Directors- Your vote counts!

    Membership

Programs and Services of the Disability Resource Center

Information and Referral (I&R)

Information and Referral (I&R)

The Center provides information continuously to individuals living with disabilities, their families and friends, representatives of human service agencies, and cities and towns regarding resources and services available throughout the North Shore and Cape Ann Area.
Independent Living Skills Training

Independent Living Skills Training

Independent Living Skills Development provides guidance for a person living with a disability to obtain the essential skills necessary to function in today’s complex society.
Peer Counseling

Peer Counseling

For success in IL, it is necessary to have confidence, to understand how to cope with being “out there” in society and being constantly viewed as “different.” Living as a person living with a disability, family issues and assertiveness in social and business situations are common areas of concern.
Advocacy and Education

Advocacy and Education

DRC brings together its Members and acts in collaboration with other organizations such as the Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council and the other nine Independent Living Centers in Massachusetts, to eliminate barriers to full social participation by individuals with disabilities in our community.
Transition

Transition

Are you currently living in a nursing home or other facility and would like to return to living in your community? Are you a student aged 14 to 21 who has a disability and an IEP or 504 plan and are starting to plan your transition from student to adulthood? DRC provides services that facilitate transition of people living in nursing homes and other institutions back to the community, provide assistance to those at risk of entering institutions, and facilitate transition of youth to postsecondary life.
Options Counseling

Options Counseling

Are you at risk of having to move into a nursing home or other facility? Are you currently in a hospital, rehab, or nursing home, and want to return to living in the community? DRC can help you identify what services and supports are available to you to support your successfully returning to, or remain living in, your community. DRC is here to support you through your decision making process.

Upcoming Events

Guide to Finding Housing

Guide to Finding Housing

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is committed to providing housing information & referrals to all individuals living with disabilities and interested parties.

Access Guide

Introduction to ILCNSA

Lisa Orgettas, Executive Director

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Contact Info

Phone: 978-741-0077
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27 Congress Street, Suite 107
Salem, MA 01970
Open: M-F 9 AM-5 PM
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