The Team at RICV utilizes multiple resources to help our consumers and community partners find agencies and online resources related to health, benefits, and other services. Inclusion below does not constitute an endorsement by RICV of any of the organizations or agencies listed.
Just click on an organization's name below and you will go directly to their website.
DISABILITY ADVOCACY & RIGHTS
American Civil Liberties Union-Disability Rights
Discover how federal disability rights laws can provide protection
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Advancing the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development
National Disability Rights Network
The Nation’s largest providers of legal advocacy services for people with disabilities
LOCAL DISABILITY RESOURCES
Offering friendship, integrated employment, and leadership development
Central Valley Regional Center
Help individuals with developmental disabilities reach their goals
Exceptional Parents Unlimited
Services to strengthen and empower children and families in the Central Valley facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges.
Grand Central Valley
Growing resources for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Differences
Valley Center for the Blind
Services for the blind and visually impaired in Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Tulare Counties.
EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
Fresno City College-DSPS
Provides students with disabilities with accessible and strategic services
Fresno State Wayfinders
An inclusive, postsecondary, independent living program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Information and resources for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students
TOTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
Medicaid and low-cost insurance in California
Family Advocacy Center-Fresno County
Helps families to find and link to the right mental health services
WarmLines offer non-emergency resources for those seeking mental and emotional support.
California WarmLine Call 855-845-7415
Fresno County WarmLine Call 559-600-9276
Madera County WarmLine Call 888-275-9779
Merced County WarmLine Call 888-334-0163
Tulare/Kings Counties WarmLine Call 888-306-2413
9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Provides 24/7 service to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Fresno Housing Authority
Fuller Center for Housing-Merced County
Building homes, communities, and hope in Merced County
Habitat for Humanity-Fresno & Madera Counties
Building homes, communities, and hope in Fresno and Madera Counties.
Habitat for Humanity-Tulare & Kings Counties
Building homes, communities, and hope in Tulare & Kings Counties.
Find an Independent Living Center
California Foundation for Independent Living
Dedicated to increasing access and equal opportunity for people with disabilities by building the capacity of Independent Living Centers
California Independent Living Council
An 18-person council which create policy and systems change for independent living
National Council on Independent Living
Advancing independent living and the rights of people with disabilities
Central California Legal Services
Free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals, families, organizations, and communities.
Legal Advocacy Unit-DRC
Legal services in the fight for the rights of people with all types of disabilities
Centro La Familia Advocacy Services
Assistance programs in Fresno County
United Way 2-1-1
A free information and referral service to connect people to services 24/7. Call 2-1-1