About IRI


Independent Resources, Inc. (IRI) is a Federally funded, private non-profit, non-residential organization providing services to persons with disabilities. A full-time Executive Director oversees the agency with a part-time Deputy Director managing the Dover and Seaford Offices to include an Office Supervisor who oversees the Seaford Office.  Each office provides services that consumers consider critical in gaining control over their lives; services they feel will enable them to function in the community of their choosing.

IRI provides four core services: Advocacy, Information and Referral, Peer Counseling/Peer Support and Independent Living Skills Training. They go further to provide such other services to the community as: Sensitivity Training, Community Education and Outreach, Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Computer Training for the Blind, a Transition Program, and an Employment Network.

Mission Statement

To unlock the potential of Delawareans with disabilities by empowering them to realize, achieve and maintain independent living.

Vision Statement

IRI will be the GO-TO and model center for Independent Living responsive to the ever-changing needs of people with disabilities. 

Our Philosophy

We recognize the value of all people and acknowledge their right to dignity, freedom and inclusion.

Organizational Structure

Independent Resources, Inc., is governed by a six (6) member volunteer Board of Directors.  A full-time Executive Director administers the agency with a part-time Deputy Director managing the Dover and Seaford Offices and a Program Manager.  IRI has offices in Wilmington, Dover and Seaford.