Integrated Community Serviceshttp://www.connectics.org
What We Do:
Integrated Community Services (ICS) forges partnerships between individuals with disabilities and our community to create an inclusive place for us all. ICS provides a wide range of community-based services for individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, housing, recreation, information and referral. We empower individuals to develop a greater measure of personal autonomy and to be valuable members of their community.
Who We Are:
History: Donna Lemmon, Executive Director, founded Integrated Community Services (ICS) in July 1994, to serve individuals whose diagnosed disabilities interfere with their ability to live and work independently in the community. The primary focus is employment, independent living skills training, transitioning for students 16 - 22 years of age, information and referral. Throughout the 21 years that the organization has been in operation, ICS continues to enjoy a high level of respect from all its stakeholders such as persons served, funding agencies, referral sources, community employers, and other community partners. The organization has a committed Board of Directors dedicated to achieving the organization's mission. The staff members are well qualified and dedicated to providing quality services to the persons served. A strong team approach to management is demonstrated that encourages input from all levels of the organization and depends on shared expertise in decision making. ICS currently enjoys a rich relationship with many employers and partner agencies throughout Marin County. ICS has worked collaboratively with the Workforce Investment Board (Executive Director Donna Lemmon currently sits on the WIB), Marin Employment Connection, CalWORKS-Family Health and Wellness Program, Apple Family Services, Community Mental Health, Department of Rehabilitation, and San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. Outreach to West Marin has also been established through Pt. Reyes Chamber of Commerce and some of the local farmers. ICS has just started collaborating with staffing agencies such as Nelson Jobs.