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Finding Help for Yourself or a Loved One

Most older adults and people with disabilities say they would prefer to live independently in the community, and we know that most can do so if they have access to the high quality services and supports they need.

The Administration for Community Living was created to make that possible for more people. Although ACL does not provide services directly to consumers, we fund a wide range of programs that are managed by states and communities to best meet the needs of the people who live there. 

Unfortunately, it often can be very challenging to know where to begin. People often have questions about things like what programs are available in their states or communities, which will best meet their needs, whether they or their loved one are eligible and how to sign up.

There are a variety of resources available to help. These include everything from centers that provide one-on-one counseling to help with your specific needs to online tools that may help answer initial questions or help you with planning.


Last modified on 12/20/2018


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