About LRS services

LRS is a state office that helps people with disabilities reach their goals for living and working in the community.

It's part of the Louisiana Workforce Commission

Image showing services provided by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. LRS: Louisiana Rehabilitation Services: Helps people with disabilities to liveand work in their communities, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services: Job training, placement and support, The Independent Living Program: Life skills and personal support, and Blind Services: Extra employment and living support.

We'll tell you about the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services on the next page in the menu.

Click on the box below to learn more about support for independent living:

What does it do?

  • Helps you find a place to live and the support services you need

  • Services may include training in independent living skills and peer support

To qualify, you must:

  • have a significant developmental disability that makes it hard for you to live independently or in the community, and

  • be able to benefit from support services and improve your ability to live on your own or in a community

 What to expect:

  • An Independent Living Specialist will work with you to see if you qualify for services.

  • They will refer you to anIndependent Living Center, where you can talk to someone and find the help you need. You can also call these centers yourself. We'll tell you how later in this Guide.

To learn more about independent living support, please see our other resources: (Click on the title and it will open in a new tab.)

Source: Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)

Sources: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)