Centers for Independent Living are a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.
A Center for Independent Living:
51% of staff are persons with disabilities; 51% of Board of Directors are persons with disabilities; and provides five core services:
- Information & referral
- Independent living skills training
- Individual and systems advocacy
- Peer counseling
- Transition: transition from nursing homes and other institutions to community-based residences; assisting individuals to avoid institutional placement; and transition of youth with significant disabilities after completion of secondary education to postsecondary life.
Center Locations in Kansas are:
Coalition for Independence
Kansas City, Kansas
Independent Connection, Inc.
Independent Living Resource Center
Prarie Independent Living Resource Center
Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Osage City, Kansas
Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center
Three Rivers Independent Living Resource Center
Topeka Independent Living Resource Center
The Whole Person, Inc.
Kansas City, MO