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About us

Services for Independent Living (SIL) is a non-profit Center for Independent Living that promotes independence for persons with disabilities, seniors, and veterans by following theIndependent Living Philosophy. We are part of a network of 22 Centers in the state of Missouri.

SIL is Consumer-Controlled with at least fifty-one percent of staff and Board of Directors being individuals with disabilities; Community-Based programs, supports, and services designed to increase independence, quality of life, and economic self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans; Cross-Disability by serving people with all types of disabilities; Across the Life Span by serving individuals of all ages; and Non-Residential by not owning or operating any residential care facilities.

Mission & Vision

Services for Independent Living empowers people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans to maximize their independence in the community. 
We envision a barrier-free community for all people. 

Staff Leadership

Patrick Lee
 Executive Director
Marissa Maher
Director of Finance, Human Resources & Home and Community Based Services
Chimene Schwach
Director of Advocacy, Development & Outreach
Jason Bentley
Transportation Manager
Samantha McCay
Access Services Manager

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Jeff Johnson
Missouri-Dept. of Mental Health
Dr. Vovanti Jones
University of Missouri-Health System
Dr. David Mehr
University of Missouri-Health System
Kirsten Dunham JD
Mid-Missouri Legal Services
Dr. Stephanie Logan
Amber Cheek
University of Missouri
Brian Nevins
Federal Highway Administration
Bill Costello
The Bank of Missouri
Ellie Stitzer
University of Missouri

Our Partner Agencies
© 2024 Services for Independent Living. All Rights Reserved. Services for Independent Living is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
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