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Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) is a non-profit, non-residential organization which serves all people with all types of disabilities in Santa Clara County with support tools and resources needed to live interdependently, and advocates for policies that ensure equal access and opportunity for all. SVILC is a community-member driven…
SVILC was founded in 1976 by a small group of people with disabilities as an Independent Living Center (ILC) to serve the needs of Santa Clara County residents with disabilities. Independent Living is both a philosophy and a goal that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options,…
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) is a cross-disability, intergenerational, and multicultural disability justice organization that creates fully inclusive communities that value the dignity, equality, freedom and worth of every human being. We do this by building disability identity, culture and pride; creating opportunities for personal and community transformation; and…
SVILC is a disability justice, rather than a disability rights, organization. The difference is subtle yet critical. Disability rights, as the name implies, focuses on one thing: disability. Disability rights activists fight for things like ramps, curb cuts, and personal attendant services. In disability justice, we recognize that all those…
The philosophy of independent living is the belief that each person with a disability is unique and has the same civil rights as people who do not have a disability. A few guiding principles are: • People with disabilities know their needs best and can be met most effectively by…
SVILC's board members extend their time, expertise and leadership as volunteers dedicated to SVILC's mission. More than one-third of our board members are persons with significant disabilities. All board members live interdependently in the community and represent a cross section of Santa Clara County with varying disabilities, educational backgrounds and…
Our Management Team: Executive Director — Nayana Shah  Director of Programs — Position Open Until Filled Director of Development & Communications — Debra Sue Stevens Accounting Manager — Firdosh Agarwal
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If you are interested in exploring a career that develops your professional abilities while giving back to the community, consider joining the team at SVILC. Director of Programs (FT) - Position open until filledClick Here for Job Posting (Last Updated 07/9/14) Housing/Personal Care Attendant Specialist (FT) - Position open until filledClick Here…
SVILC's annual report is an accessible report on the organization's activities throughout the fiscal year. Annual reports are intended to give supporters and other interested people information about SVILC's activities and financial performance. FY 2012-2013 Annual Report CLICK HERE for low quality version (448 KB)Annual Report CLICK HERE for high…

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