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About Us

Independent Living Housing, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established for the charitable purpose of providing life skills and educational services to youth with developmental challenges and those youth and young adults in Metro Detroit who are struggling with their school work.

This organization was founded in 1998 and has positively impacted the lives of Detroit youth and young adults by responding to the unmet needs of the Detroit school district.

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Our Mission

Needs are being unmet for developmentally challenged youth in the city of Detroit. Independent Living Housing is dedicated to increasing the quality of life for these students and their families through education, therapy, and life skills training. By working with Detroit Public Schools, the Wayne County Mental Health Authority and the community as a whole, Independent Living Housing will give the power of independence, courage, and dignity to those left in the gaps of society.

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Our Vision

Independent Living Housing has created an environment that propels our youth to reach their maximum potential. Through life skills training and supplemental education, each of our students will have the ability to become gainfully employed, and live independently in a healthy environment.

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Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are defined as a condition giving rise to difficulties in acquiring knowledge and skills to the level expected of those of the same age, especially when not associated with a physical handicap.


Learning disabilities are neurological problems that can’t be cured or fixed. They are a lifelong challenge.

Learning disabilities affect the brain's ability to receive, process, store, respond to, and communicate information. These effects can limit one’s ability to reason, write, speak, spell, perform mathematical calculations and can hinder an individual’s attention span, coordination, social skills, and emotional maturity.


Learning disabilities also interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time management, abstract reasoning, and both long and short term memory. It is important to realize that learning disabilities can impact an individual’s life beyond academics and can strain relationships with family, friends, and coworkers.

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