News & Events

Individual Blooms at Brooklyn Day Hab Program

For the past three years, Sully E., a participant in ILA’s Day Hab Without Walls Program in Brooklyn, has volunteered at David Shannon Florist and Nursery in Windsor Terrace. He shows up to work each week, assisting with a variety of tasks such as watering plants, transporting floral arrangements, sweeping the floor and making seasonal… [Continue reading] Individual Blooms at Brooklyn Day Hab Program

ILA Gives Individuals Three New Places to Call Home

ILA recently relocated Individuals from our West 48th Street residence to three new homes in Brooklyn: Tilden Avenue, East 102nd Street and East 91st Street. “Six of the ten Individuals had been living at West 48th Street since the Manhattan residence opened in 1993, making the move particularly significant,” says ILA Area Coordinator Jonelle Best.… [Continue reading] ILA Gives Individuals Three New Places to Call Home

ILA Wins Orion Fleet Intelligence Excellence in Fleet Safety Award!

Congratulations to Independent Living Association, Inc. on being awarded the Orion Fleet Intelligence EXCELLENCE in Fleet Safety Award for 2017! In recognition of ILA’s continued commitment to fleet safety, ILA has been presented with the 2017 Orion Fleet Intelligence Excellence in Fleet Safety Award. Orion Fleet Intelligence, the leader in products and services to help… [Continue reading] ILA Wins Orion Fleet Intelligence Excellence in Fleet Safety Award!

A Garden Grows in Brooklyn

Every year, Garnet Street staff and Individuals work together to cultivate an eye-popping garden, complete with kale, beets, tomatoes, celery, lettuce, bok choy, collard greens, cucumbers, callaloo, eggplants and strawberries. They also grow organic spices, including basil, thyme, oregano, dill, rosemary and sage. Planting takes place on May 1st, and by the end of June,… [Continue reading] A Garden Grows in Brooklyn

Celebrating a Great Cause on the Green

On October 12, 2017, ILA held its 11th Annual Golf and Games Tournament at Harbor Links in Port Washington, New York. More than 150 donors, vendors, staff, families and other supporters swung for a wonderful cause before raising a glass to the Agency during the lively cocktail hour and evening reception. ILA Executive Director Arthur… [Continue reading] Celebrating a Great Cause on the Green

Board Member Brings Passion and Insight to ILA

“I’m inspired by people making big differences in their communities,” says Lola Simpson, one of ILA’s newest board members, elected in December 2016. That was the biggest appeal about joining a nonprofit board, which is why she jumped at the opportunity to volunteer her services on ILA’s Board of Directors. Ms. Simpson brings valuable insight… [Continue reading] Board Member Brings Passion and Insight to ILA