Independent Living Housing, Inc.
Changing Lives from Dependence to Independence
Independent Living Housing (ILH), Inc. is a non-profit organization founded with the purpose of educating children, teens, young adults, and adults with learning disabilities. Through in-school workshops, intervention/prevention programs, shelters and specialized housing, ILH's offerings have assisted thousands of students by developing the skills necessary to function as a member of society.
ILH was founded in 1998 by Ruth Shortie. She has been inspired by personal experience with her own son's struggles with learning disabilities. Shortie has made ILH her life's work. There are a great deal of statistics that show that the City of Detroit is having a crisis in the area of Special Education. With the help of volunteers and donations, ILH strives to make a difference in Detroit and the surrounding communities.
The Independent Living Housing, Inc. (ILHI) would like to have a multi-apartment building donated to us. We would like to begin focusing on our main goal which is to be the best Behavior Health Provider in Southeastern Michigan. We would like to do this by providing services in family shelters throughout Southeastern Michigan for the Mentally Challenged with I.Q.'s of 50 and above.
To acquire a building of 50 single rooms for single individuals who are not ready to be on their own and to offer behavior and transition services.