Through Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training, we help people develop routines in their daily lives to create and maintain independence.


ILS trainers provide a wide range of assistance, from achieving major life goals like renting an apartment, to mastering daily activities such as managing a schedule. We tailor our services to meet the needs of each individual and their circumstances, whether they are currently living with their parents, or they are already living independently.

Our trainers work with individuals in these key areas.


Financial Management

Managing bills and budgeting, signing up for and maintaining a bank account, and benefits tracking.

Job / Volunteer Prep

Applying for Department of Rehabilitation to begin job development, or finding volunteer opportunities.


Training on how to use public transportation or studying for a driver’s license test.

Securing Housing

Searching for and applying for housing programs or rentals, as well as finding roommates.

Cooking and Cleaning

Training in grocery shopping, eating healthy and maintaining a neat home.

Social Development

Participating in ICS social clubs, finding hobby groups in the community, and developing communication skills.

Want to make new friends through memorable experiences?
Check out our clubs and calendar to see what's coming up.



Twice a month
Lunch & movie at Northgate Mall

Activities CLUB

Twice a month
Games & crafts at Northgate Mall


Every Thursday evening
Variety of games at ICS staff home


Different location every month
Outings & events in the Bay Area


Twice a month
Multiple trails around Marin County


Twice a month
Country Club Bowl

Eligibility and Contact Information

Our ILS services are ideal for individuals who want to live as independently as possible. There are a few ways a person can participate in our ILS services:

  • If you are a client of Golden Gate Regional Center, you can speak with your GGRC social worker to determine if ILS training is right for you.
  • If you want to find out if you are eligible for GGRC services, you can contact their office at (415) 446-3000.
  • If you are not a client of GGRC, you can pay privately for our services through our Private Case Management program.


Still have a few questions? Contact our
Independent Living Services Director.

Michael Pinkerton
(415) 991-5300