Mission of

Independent Living Resource Center

To promote greater independence and empowerment for persons with disabilities through advocacy and resources.

VISION: Independence and Empowerment for All.

Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) is a fragrance free environment. Please refrain from using scented products when visiting.

History of Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC) first opened its doors in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1997. 1760 Southridge Dr, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Missouri Service Area

Vial of Life Project

We proudly offer Vial of Life decals to our community for free. We feel that the Vial of Life Project is a most important program for protecting seniors and others in need.

We would like to thank American Senior Safety Medical Alarm Systems for donating these kits to our organization.


Member of Holts Summit Community Betterment Association

Southern Callaway County
Cole County
Moniteau County
Osage County
Camden County
Miller County
Morgan County


    MSECC Code:  4057

 Guidestar Silver Level ParticipantGuidestar Silver Level Participant


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Member of Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce

Member of Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce

Member of Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce

Member of Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce

Member of Eldon Area Chamber of Commerceeldon-chamber-logo

First Annual Holiday Bazaar!

Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC) would like to invite you to participate in our first Holiday Bazaar benefiting ILRC’s Care Closet Program. The Care Closet Program helps to provide essential personal care and cleaning supplies to individuals with disabilities who may not otherwise have access to these items. We are seeking vendors for Saturday, December 5, 2015. The Holiday Bazaar will be held at the Eldon Community Center, 309 E 2nd St, Eldon, MO from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

ILRC will provide one table and two chairs for each vendor space reserved at $25 and will have additional tables for rent at $5 per table. Vendors can include crafts, jewelry, AVON, Thirty-One, etc. Only one vendor for each type of marketing company (AVON, Thirty-One, etc.) will be accepted.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Melinda Cardone, Director of Programs, at 573-556-0400 or melinda@ilrcjcmo.org.

Download Holiday Bazaar Vendor FormDownload the Vendor Form

2014 Independent Living Resource Center Needs Assessment Results

ILRC completes an annual Needs Assessment each January-March. Individuals with disabilities, caregivers, family members, and service providers are surveyed regarding the needs of individuals with disabilities in Central Missouri. The results of these surveys assist ILRC in evaluating current programs and services, as well as, assist in planning and prioritizing for future programs and services.

A PDF version of the results of ILRC’s 2014 Needs Assessment can be accessed below.

Download Board Member Application FormNeeds Assessment Report 2014

Independent Living Philosophy

“Independent Living does not mean that we want to do everything by ourselves, do not need anybody or like to live in isolation. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our every-day lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted. We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighborhood school, use the same bus as our neighbors, and work in jobs that are in line with our education and interests, and raise families of our own. We are profoundly ordinary people sharing the same need to feel included, recognized and loved.” Dr. Adolf Ratzka