OUR MISSION STATEMENT: To eliminate barriers so all people have the right to make their own decisions and exercise control over their own lives. All people have the right to pursue success and take risks.
Independent Connection Inc. works with people of all ages and disabilities to locate services and eliminate physical and philosophical barriers so living independently is a reality for all.
CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING – The term center for independent living means a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential private non-profit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.
Our staff have had years of experience connecting people to the right resources in their community.
We understand that young people with disabilities are often left out of social activities and sometimes believe that people do not listen to them.
We know how hard it is for people with disabilities to participate in activities in the community and build natural friendships. We offer several social activities that make it easier for friendships to be built.
Our staff know about all the programs that are available that will allow you to live in your home. They will assist with creating a safety plan that will allow you to be safe once you get home. They are available for all questions you may have about leaving a nursing home.
We can help you develop the skills needed to find and keep employment.
We have years of experience working with businesses to become accessible. We can also provide information on tax incentives that a business will qualify for after changes are completed.
- Do you need information on what services are available in your community?
- Do you know a student who wants to plan for their future, get involved in youth groups, or feels like they are not being heard?
- Do you have a disability and feel isolated?
- Do you want to move out of a nursing home?
- Are you struggling to get a job or keep a job?
- Are you a business that wants to know more about disability issues and their impact on your business?
Centers for Independent Living are unique to all other service agencies because the majority of the staff are people with disabilities. We have created a system that is simple, you call and we come to your home. Paper work is simple. You choose how much involvement we participate in.
Independent Connection serves nine Kansas counties: Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, and Saline.
“Independent Connection Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit, community-based non-residential agency.”
Independent Connection Inc. is funded in part through Rehabilitation Services, the state vocational rehabilitation agency in Kansas. Grant Funding was comprised of State General Funds and Federal Funds. Federal funds are authorized under PL 105-220 VII Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Program Title: Independent Living – State Grants. CFDA/Subprogram No. 93.369. The contents and or events of Independent Connection Inc’s programs do not necessarily represent the policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and or Kansas Department of Rehabilitation Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the State or Federal Government.