Events & Calendar

For the past nine years RIL has sponsored an Arts and Crafts show that features the works of some of the region’s most talented artists with disabilities. The event is not only a traditional looking Art Show from all appearances, but it also consciously highlights the “ability as opposed to the disability” of the artists who participate.
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Key Legislative Initiatives

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 provided individuals with identified disabilities similar protections from discrimination as those granted by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This Act barred discrimination in employment, public services and transportation, public accommodations, telecommunications and miscellaneous provisions.
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About Us

Resources for Independent Living is proud to partner with the VirginiaNavigator family of websites. They providing a link to vital information and guidance - supporting independence, dignity and quality of life by providing access to programs and services available in your community.
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Richmond Church Doors

Get this free with a donation of $20 or more to RIL. Click the yellow Donate button to order your print along with a sheet that identifies all the doors featured.
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Our services are making a difference...

DW is a 35 year old female with a primary disability of Cerebral Palsy. She wanted to live independently in the community. She was assisted by staff in getting an evaluation for a vehicle modification so that she could continue driving. In the interim, alternative means of transportation were identified and accessed. She was highly motivated throughout the time she was a consumer and recently finished college earning her degree in Social Work. She is now looking for a full time job with her new degree.


Our mission is assisting persons who are severely disabled to live independently in the community and to encourage necessary change within the community so independent living is a possibility.


Resources for Independent Living will continue to be the premier community resource for individuals with disabilities and will aggressively advance the independent living philosophy. We will continue to advocate for an integrated community in which all people are valued and able to participate in all aspects of society.

5 Core Services of a CIL

  • Advocacy
  • Peer Support
  • Information and Referral
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Transition

Resources For Independent Living Inc