About Independent Connection
Independent Connection, Salina, KS

Empowering People With Disabilities

Independent Connection Inc. is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) based in Salina, Kansas, that provides an array of independent living services to people with disabilities. Like all CILs, we are a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential private non-profit agency designed and mostly operated by individuals with disabilities.

Ensuring Independence

Independent Connection works with people of all ages and disabilities to locate services and eliminate physical and philosophical barriers so that living independently is a reality for all.

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    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.

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    Where and How We Serve You

    Headquartered in Salina, Independent Connection serves nine North Central Kansas counties, including Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic and Saline. Our process is simple: you contact us, we meet with you, we complete some paperwork, and you choose how involved we are.

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    Independent Connection is proud to hold a membership with each of the below associations.

Our History

  • 1983

    Independent Connection was established as the first state-funded Center for Independent Living (CIL) but operated as a program of OCCK, Inc.

  • 2012

    Independent Connection established as a separate 501(c)3 non-profit, non-residential corporation. We contracted for leadership while establishing the infrastructure needed to operate.

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    Independent Connection moved to our current location.

  • 2022

    Independent Connection received a new grant establishing new partnerships and information sharing on health and wellness.

  • 2023

    Independent Connection became a Salina Area United Way Funded Partner.

Independent Connection Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit, community-based non-residential agency. Independent Connection 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’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.

Interested in Our Services?

If you have questions about any of our independent living services, please contact us at (785) 452-9580. We look forward to speaking with you!

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