Services HASL Provides or Facilitates

Core Services

HASL provides a wide range of customized services intended to support and empower people who are differently abled – often as the result of aging or intellectual or physical disability. We believe that all people deserve to have access to all parts of our community and strive to advocate for those who need support.

Information & Referral

We work closely with community partners and agencies to connect consumers with the services they need to build and maintain independence and enjoy a fulfilled and happy life. Our services are open to the public and our Information & Referral network is accessible by all.

Personal & Systems Advocacy

We provide resources and information to ensure equal access for all people in all aspects of our community. We help consumers learn their rights and responsibilities so that they can make informed choices about their lives. We promote full inclusion for seniors and people with disabilities in all facets of society.

Independent Living Skills

We provide opportunities to learn skills such as budgeting, nutrition, self-care & grooming, transportation access and more. Our team will help explore eligibility criteria to access services available in the community. The world is a much friendlier place when you know how to navigate it with confidence!

Peer Mentoring

We connect consumers with community members who have first-hand experience with accessibility issues. Peer mentors help explore options and solve problems. Shared experiences help create a community so no one feels alone.

Youth In Transition

For Students with disabilities, we provide assistance in your transition from school to the community, into the workforce, or into extended education.

Fun & Friends

We connect consumers with wheelchair athletes in the community through Southern Oregon Wheelchair Sports & Recreation programs. We provide information to the public about community events & social activities throughout the year. All are welcome.

Additional Services

STEPS Program

Individualized to help consumers get the most from in-home services, STEPS offers tools on a variety of topics, such as hiring and managing home care workers. We can work with you to build vital skills such as interviewing prospective workers and communicating your needs, preferences, and expectations. We also cover emergency preparedness for the aging and for people with disabilities.

Work Incentive Network (WIN) Benefits Counseling

WIN services help people with disabilities make informed choices about work, benefits and the use of work incentives to achieve their employment goals. We have Work Incentive Coordinators on staff to assist those who want to work with information about how employment might affect their benefits. For a referral, please call the WIN help desk at 1-800-661-2571.

Medical Equipment

We provide free access to wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bath aids and more on a temporary basis. We can also help find resources to provide permanent access if necessary.

DART (Disability Awareness Resource Team)

Project DART is a program of HASL Center for Independent Living serving the greater Portland area. DART is a community-based organization founded by Elizabeth McNeff which became a part of the HASL Service in October 2015. Located at the Gateway Center at 10305 E. Burnside St. in Portland, DART brings advocates and volunteers together to provide direct services to people with disabilities in the Portland Tri-county area.

DART provides individual assessment and action planning as well as access to group and individual counseling as well as personal and system advocacy to people with disabilities who have survived sexual assault, domestic violence, caregiver abuse, and other forms of victimization. DART is funded by various federal and local grants including Victims of Crime Act and Violence Against Women funding.

To access services in the Portland Metro Area, call 1-503-988-6481 ext. 86481. You may also access their website or by calling Patricia Alvarez at HASL.