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Independent Living Center Resources | Sunflower Health Plan

Sunflower has put together a listing of CILs (Center of Independent Living) across Kansas for your easy reference.

If you are a CIL and do not see your information listed, please contact us at sunflowerstateother@centene.com to be added. 

Contact: 785-487-1370 or 785-487-1371

Counties Served
  • Atchison
  • Brown
  • Doniphan
  • Jackson
Unique or Exceptional Services Offered in Addition to Core Services We are the newest CIL in Kansas and we are excited and enthusiastic to help people.
Recreational Support Services Provided No
Housing Options Assist in finding accessible units in the serviced counties
Transportation No
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) No
Personal Care Attendant Registry? Yes

Contact: Daniel Brown, 785-841-0333, ext. 121; dbrown@independenceinc.org

independenceinc.org

Counties Served
  • Douglas
  • Jefferson
  • Franklin
Unique or Exceptional Services Offered in Addition to Core Services
  • The Independence, Inc. Youth Employment Program (YEP!) provides 80 hours of paid, entry level, community-based employment training for youth with disabilities (physical, mental, and intellectual) ages 15-21, who have limited or no prior paid work experience. YEP! has four objectives 1) to increase paid, community-based work experiences for youth with disabilities; 2) to identify barriers to successful employment; 3) to encourage employment vs. government benefits; 4) to assist youth with developing an Independent Living Plan (ILP) for successful transition to adulthood.
  • Fiscal Management Services (FMS) for people receiving attendant services through the KDADS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver programs. 
Recreational Support Services Provided
  • Peer support groups
  • Recreational support available when indicated as a goal
Housing Options Affordable and accessible housing options lists when searching for housing
Transportation
  • Lawrence Transit Services both fixed route and door-to-door are fully accessible.
  • Transportation services provided within the City of Lawrence (limited), Douglas County and to out-of-town medical appointments.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
  • Manual wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, and crutches available.
  • Demonstration site for the Telecommunications Access Program Telephones.
Personal Care Attendant Registry? Yes

Contact: 785-452-9580, info@rcilinc.org

indconnectioninc.com

Counties Served
  • Cloud
  • Dickinson
  • Ellsworth
  • Jewell
  • Lincoln
  • Mitchell
  • Ottawa
  • Republic
  • Salina
Unique or Exceptional Services Offered in Addition to Core Services
  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Support Services
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Returning Home and Transition Services
Recreational Support Services Provided Yes. Social and recreational events hosted by the agency as well as integrated activities available in the community.
Housing Options A list of affordable, accessible housing options is provided in the community in which you live. Information is available on housing programs and advocacy around disability housing laws.  
Transportation

Independent Connections provide information & referrals for accessible transportation in your area as well as independent living skills training on how to use the bus route or transportation services in the nine counties they serve.

Personal Care Attendant Registry? No

Contact: 316-942-6300

ilrcks.org/home

Counties Served
  • Sedgwick
  • Sumner
Unique or Exceptional Services Offered in Addition to Core Services
  • Payroll agent for consumers who choose to stay in their home and have services provided by a direct support worker.
  • Working Healthy Program ILC Counseling for the budget setup 
Recreational Support Services Provided Not at this time
Housing Options Maintain a list of housing options available in Sedgwick County
Transportation

No

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) ILRC has a Medical Equipment Recycling Network program. They take in used medical equipment in good shape - wheelchairs, crutches, stool risers, grab bars, etc. and make them available to for those who need them. 
Personal Care Attendant Registry? Yes

Contact: 620-663-3989

Pilr.org

Counties Served
  • Barber
  • Clark
  • Comanche
  • Ellsworth
  • Ford
  • Harper
  • Harvey
  • Hodgeman
  • Kingman
  • Kiowa
  • McPherson
  • Ness
  • Pratt
  • Reno
  • Stafford 
Unique or Exceptional Services Offered in Addition to Core Services
  • Assist consumers to become employed through a contract with Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • FMS provider
  • Provide Independent Living (IL) Services to people experiencing vision loss aged 55 and older
Recreational Support Services Provided Peer support groups
Housing Options Information and referral for accessible housing in the area
Transportation Reno County Area Transit (RCAT) Transportation program
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) No
Personal Care Attendant Registry?  Yes

Contact: 785-528-3105, info@rcilinc.org

rcilinc.org

Counties Served
  • Allen
  • Anderson
  • Bourbon
  • Butler 
  • Chase 
  • Coffey
  • Cowley
  • Elk 
  • Greenwood
  • Linn
  • Lyon
  • Marion
  • Miami  
  • Morris
  • Osage 
Unique or Exceptional Services Offered in Addition to Core Services
  • FMS services across the state
  • Information referral and assistance with Senior Care Act advocacy
  • Transitional Living Services
  • Assistive Technology
  • Certified orientation and mobility services
  • Braille translation
  • RC@Home is a private pay program for attendant services
  • Equipment loan
  • Build a ramp
  • RCIL friends peer support groups
  • Certified orientation and mobility services for individuals who are blind or have low vision 
Recreational Support Services Provided

Yes, if a goal is developed relating to recreation on an independent living plan. 

Housing Options Provides information & referral for accessible housing  
Transportation

Not available. Referrals available by request.

Personal Care Attendant Registry? Yes

Contact: Heather Block, 620-421-5502

Skilonline.com

Counties Served

SKIL provides services to the entire State of Kansas in all 105 counties. Core services are supported by Independent Living Coordinators in:

  • Chautauqua
  • Cherokee 
  • Crawford 
  • Labette
  • Montgomery
  • Neosho
  • Wilson
  • Woodson
Unique or Exceptional Services Offered in Addition to Core Services
  • Employment and employment assistance 
  • Mental Health Peer Support Group
  • Assistive Technology access sites in Southeast Kansas and South Central Kansas
  • Agrability (a program assisting people in remaining in the agriculture business)
  • Alternative Financing Program called K- Loan
  • Home Health
  • Licensed IDD Provider
  • TBI Transitional Living
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Older Blind Service Orientation and Mobility
  • SKIL collaborates statewide with resources such as University of Kansas, K -State University and many Community Developmental Disability Organizations (CDDO)
  • SKIL is a leader in the Independent Living Movement with national advocacy and advocacy resources  
Recreational Support Services Provided
  • Picnics
  • Monthly advocacy meetings
  • Crafts 
  • Exercise programs
  • Holiday events
  • Fishing Has No Boundaries (spring fishing group)
Housing Options

Accessible Housing is available in the service area.  

SKIL utilizes several resources to assist people in finding accessible housing in the SEK area.

Transportation

Yes, SKIL can refer people to accessible transportation options in the catchment area.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) SKIL utilizes the services of the Kansas Assistive Technology program to assist people in finding DME and sources to fund the needed items.
Personal Care Attendant Registry? Yes, attendant registry is maintained and available thru the use of an online website and searchable database. Attendants can register from any location and employers can search and find attendants based on their demographics. Printed copies are available and alternative services are provided as requested.  Registry is available for all counties in Kansas.

Contact: 785-456-9915, reception@threeriversinc.org

ThreeRiversInc.org

Counties Served
  • Clay
  • Geary
  • Marshall
  • Nemaha
  • Pottawatomie
  • Riley
  • Washington 
Unique or Exceptional Services Offered in Addition to Core Services
  • Private pay in-home care
  • Employment preparation
  • Living Well with a Disability classes
  • Leadership training to become more involved with city and county governments.
  • Telecommunications Access Program Telephones (TAP) program access site
Recreational Support Services Provided Information and referral only
Housing Options The Independent Living team strives to remain aware of options to better assist individuals seeking housing
Transportation County transportation services are limited; info can be obtained from the receptionist. Three Rivers does not provide transportation but work closely with the county transportation systems.  Bus service runs daily between Wamego, Ogden, Manhattan, Fort Riley and Junction City region.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Free Medical Equipment Loan program. This is a small amount of medical equipment that Three Rivers receives as a donation and make ready to be loan out. Mostly walkers, commodes, and shower benches.  
Personal Care Attendant Registry Yes, only to current active consumer; if the FMS department has a plan of care listing Three Rivers as the FMS provider, an attendant list is sent out. A registry is maintained for FMS customers.

Contact: Evan Korynta, 785-233-4572 

TILRC.org

Counties served
  • Atchison
  • Brown
  • Doniphan
  • Jackson
  • Shawnee  
  • Will serve any county upon request
Unique or Exceptional Services Offered in Addition to Core Services
  • Social Security Disability benefits advocacy
  • Work incentive benefits planning
  • PASS plan development
  • Accessibility modification consulting
  • Alternative material formatting and production
Recreational Support Services Provided Yes. Social and recreational events hosted by the agency as well as an exhaustive list of integrated activities available in the community.
Housing Options A list of affordable, accessible housing options is provided in the community in which you live. TILRC also provides information about housing programs and advocacy around disability housing laws.
Transportation TILRC provides information & referrals for accessible transportation in your area as well as independent living skills training for how to use the bus route or lift services in Topeka.
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Yes, when available to give away and/or loan out
Personal Care Attendant Registry?
Yes