The SCAN Foundation Linkage Lab: Silicon Valley Independent Living Center

Part of a six-part series of Linkage Lab case studies developed by The SCAN Foundation, this Success Story showcases how Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) was able to collaborate and subcontract with other community-based organizations (CBOs) to provide a niche offering to health care payers and providers.

A cross-disability, intergenerational, multicultural disability justice organization based in San Jose, CA and serving Santa Clara County, SVILC aims to create fully inclusive communities that value the dignity, equality, freedom and worth of every human being. Moreover, SVILC provides information and referrals, peer support, assistive technology and lending library, personal care attendance services, housing search assistance and independent living skills training.

Prior to the onset of the Linkage Lab, SVILC identified that it had operational and resource gaps that would need to be filled before contracting with the health care sector. SVILC also identified inadequate staffing to meet the demand for its community care transitions programming and wrap-around services, as well as for its human resources function. Learn how SVILC succeeded in addressing these challenges and more.

Check out the full Success Story to see how the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center was able to successfully negotiate contracts with the local health care sector, through its experience with the Linkage Lab.

Linkage Lab Silicon Valley Independent Living Center