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Our Programs and Services

We can connect you with services that will empower you to increase or enhance your independence. Our uniquely trained, professional staff provides confidential and personalized information and services.

 

We accept referrals from individuals, community agencies, family members, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), and physicians. This means virtually anyone can call us to request assistance or information for themselves or someone else. 

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ACCESS SERVICES

SIL provides information, demonstrations and presentations on assistive devices/technology, as well as technical assistance for a variety of accessibility needs.

  • Hands-on Demonstration Center

  • Low Vision Devices

  • Ramp Installation

  • Home Repair & Modifications

  • Short or Long-term Loans of Equipment

  • Amplified Phones

Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

Our reutilization program accepts donations of gently used, clean, and fully functional DME — such as walkers, wheelchairs, shower bench, etc. DME is loaned to individuals at no cost and for as long as it is needed. Find out more at Missouri Assistive Technology >

 
 

PERSONAL CARE SERVICES​​

SIL believes that one size does not fit all for meeting personal care needs. The individuals who want personal care are the experts on the support they need. By choosing our services, individuals choose how to manage their personal care while SIL handles the paperwork!​

Consumer-Directed Services (CDS)

Individuals (18 and older and Medicaid eligible) can decide who provides their personal care, and when and how this care is delivered. The individual becomes the employer of their attendant. Every attendant is thoroughly background checked before hiring and every quarter afterward.

In-Home Services (IHS)

Individuals still direct their care. The main difference is their attendant is trained and employed by SIL. We accept: Private Pay, Medicaid, and Veterans Administration. Contact us to determine eligibility.

 

Services may include:

• Housekeeping

• Laundry

• Meal Preparation

• Medication Management

• Nail Care Services

• Personal Hygiene

• Shopping

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EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

SIL believes that individuals are empowered through information and that knowledge expands choices. 

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Cooking and Nutrition

  • Self-determination

  • Financial Literacy

  • Workplace Readiness

  • Fraud & Scams

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Setting Boundaries

  • Disability Awareness Training 

 
 

YOUTH TRANSITION SERVICES

SIL offers programs and services to help youth ages 13 to 32 transition into adulthood. Strengths-based services are provided in individualized and group settings. 

  • Peer Support Groups

  • Self-advocacy Training

  • Mentor Training

  • Pre-employment Services

  • Social Skill Building

  • Interactive Activities

  • Summer Seminars

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AGING IN PLACE SERVICES

SIL assists individuals ages 55+ to remain active in the

community, reduce isolation, and maximize their independence.

• Case Management

• Food Pantry Delivery

• Friendly Visiting

• Grocery Shopping

• Property Tax Credit Filing (Circuit Breaker)

• Snow Shoveling

• Yard Maintenance

 

TRANSPORTATION

SIL’s transportation operates Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm, providing door-to-door service for a small fee. Rides are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. An intake process must be completed prior to receiving a ride, but can be initiated over the phone. Give us a call to get started!

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Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can donate:

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1401 Hathman Place
Columbia, Missouri 65201

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Make a tax deductible donation‏.

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It's easy to donate offline too.

573.874.1646