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Who We Are

Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing services to our community since 1997. We serve seven counties in Central Missouri including: Cole, Camden, Moniteau, Morgan, Miller, Osage, and Southern Callaway. ILRC was established in 1996 by several members of the Missouri Disabilities Rights Coalition and established by the State of Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation through their grant opportunity.

Our services are available to individuals with all types of disabilities to support their goals towards independence in their community and home. Our services are provided at no cost. We are a distinctive nonprofit with more than half of our board members and staff having disabilities themselves. This gives us a unique perspective when providing services to others with disabilities.

​ILRC provides personal and systemic advocacy at schools, in the community and at local and state government levels to eliminate discrimination and increase accessibility and inclusion of and for people with disabilities. Our organization serves all individuals with disabilities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or type of disability.


Our Mission

ILRC is a full-service facilitator offering programs and services to and for person with disabilities in the communities we serve. Our Mission is to promote the independence of all persons with disabilities and maximize their accessibility and participation in the community.

ILRC creates an inclusive atmosphere that empowers consumers engagement in the community by:

  1. Removing barriers and promoting inclusion.

  2. Providing consumer driven services.

  3. Supporting opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment.

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Our Vision

"We believe in a community where all persons with disabilities can live with dignity, make their own choices and participate fully in society!"

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Our 5 Core Services

Independent Living Resource Center is one of 22 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in the State of Missouri. Each center offers unique added value programs and services to these 5 Core Serves upheld by all Centers.

Peer Support
Independent Living Skills Training
Information & Referrals
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