Alvord-Taylor Independent Living Services assists people with disabilities to live quality lives in their communities. We began as an alternative to the institution model provided by the state institution Fairview Training Center, which closed in 2000. In 1969, two families united to develop a group home for individuals with disabilities. 44 years later, Alvord-Taylor Independent Living Services continues to provide services both to individuals in group homes, and those who live in their own apartments.
We serve over 60 people with disabilities in the Eugene-Springfield area. Our main areas of focus are facilitating independence and personal opportunity. We believe in genuine community involvement for the people we support and increasing community awareness of the abilities of the people we support.
The majority of people we support are gainfully employed, working with various programs and vocational providers throughout the community to maintain jobs.
Our staff of nearly 200 works cooperatively with the people we support and their families to identify goals and implement the support necessary for increased independence and quality of life.
Alvord-Taylor depends on donor support as well as government contracts to support our programs. We rely on community support to ensure access to activities and events are available to all people we support, not just those who can afford it. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and all donations, both money and in-kind, are tax deductible.
Alvord-Taylor only accepts referrals from Lane County Community Development Disability Program (CDDP). Lane County CDDP uses defined eligibility standards based on developmental disability status and makes referral decisions based on those standards. Alvord-Taylor does not discriminate against anyone. We will not deny help to anyone based on age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs or disability.
Our screening criteria consider only each tenant’s individual behavioral and medical needs and Alvord-Taylor’s current ability to meet those needs. Except in cases where a tenant exceeds State of Oregon-mandated maximum income levels, rejection of a referred tenant occurs only if, due to expense, staffing, current tenancy or facility restrictions, Alvord-Taylor is unable to make accommodations that will support that tenant’s health and well-being.
If you or someone you care about is in need of support, please contact the Lane County Community Development Disability Program to view eligibility requirements and apply.