Welcome to the new dese.mo.gov. We hope you enjoy the new and improved website, and we welcome your feedback.

Independent Living

The Independent Living (IL) program provides services to people with disabilities to increase their independence and their opportunity to participate in day-to-day life within their communities. There are 22 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) statewide that offer independent living services. The CILs are funded through Vocational Rehabilitation grants and are managed by persons with disabilities who have been successful in establishing their own independent lifestyles.

Each CIL offers four core services:

  • peer counseling
  • advocacy
  • information and referral
  • independent living skills training

CILs may provide other services that include but not limited to the following:

  • legal services
  • housing services
  • transportation services
  • educational services

For contact information and a listing of statewide Centers for Independent Living, visit MOSILC.ORG or call 1-888-667-2117.

SILC Brochure