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

Our Partner Agencies

info@silcolumbia.org
© 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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