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.
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
Home Repair & Modifications
Short or Long-term Loans of Equipment
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:
• Meal Preparation
• Medication Management
• Nail Care Services
• Personal Hygiene
SIL believes that individuals are empowered through information and that knowledge expands choices.
Cooking and Nutrition
Fraud & Scams
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
Social Skill Building
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
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!
Let's Make A Change
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1401 Hathman Place
Columbia, Missouri 65201
Over the Phone
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