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Access To Independence has launched our Virtual Food pantry and supply closet program! 

To receive home delivered groceries and home delivered supplies, choose a link below near your location. *Please note that eligibility requirements must be met.

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Who are we and
what do we do?

Access To Independence of San Diego, Inc. is a center for independent living, serving the county of San Diego, Imperial, and Honolulu. Each branch offers core services that include transition, diversion, peer support, personal assistance, advocacy, and information and referral. In addition to these services, each branch offers unique programs based on the local needs of the community we serve. All of our services are free of charge to all people with a disability regardless of type of disability or age.  Access to independence is committed to community integration and advocate on systemic issues in order to create barrier-free communities. 

When you donate to Access To Independence, you help further our mission and inspire others to do the same! We have diverse campaigns and programs that we are accepting fundraising for. We would love to tell you more! 

Our desire is to continue to remove obstacles and create possibilities that had previously been unavailable. As we celebrate the 40+ year journey of Access to Independence, we pause to reflect on how far we have come and look forward to our continued journey to create new possibilities for people living with disabilities.

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We rely on the generosity of corporate and private sponsors to help us achieve our goals. We are grateful for each sponsor’s passion for our mission and desire to support those in need.

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Real Impact, Measurable Results

of consumers felt our services helped them increase their independence
of consumers were satisfied overall with our services and would refer us to a friend
consumers were provided with our services from October – September 2018-2019
hours were spent in the community advocating for systematic change on issues ranging from employment to transportation to health care access for people with disabilities
individuals received information and referral services
consumers were transitioned from institutional based settings to community based living with our assistance
independent living goals were met with the assistance of our staff
youth with disabilities were assisted with the transition process to employment, career, and post high school options
It's not just a donation. It's an investment in people's future.
Leticia Zuno
Executive Director
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