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People with Disabilities, Older Adults, Family & Friends

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people with disabilities of all ages should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and participate fully in their communities.

By funding services and supports provided by networks of community-based organizations, and through investments in research and innovation, ACL helps make this principle a reality for millions of Americans.

Learn more about why community living is important, and how it benefits everyone at our About Community Living page or by watching this short animated video, Strengthening Communities: Why Community Living Matters.

Resources for Community Living

Where can you start to find resources that support community living?

  • Our Find Help page offers our most comprehensive list of resources and points of contact to help you get started. 

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Looking to get involved in your community? Explore volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.

Planning for Emergencies

Don't forget to plan for emergencies or disasters. Explore these resources on emergency preparedness.

Join ACL in celebrating Older Americans Month in May!

Last modified on 02/03/2019

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