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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.



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


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 Guidestar Silver Level ParticipantGuidestar Silver Level Participant


2nd Annual Youth Leadership Award

The Governor’s Council on Disability is now accepting nominations for its 2nd annual Youth Leadership Award.  The award is to recognize an outstanding Missouri youth (age 18-30) with a disability that has demonstrated exemplary leadership by making a difference in their community.  A youth with disability shall meet one or more of these criteria for the award:  be engaged in activities that improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Missouri or demonstrate social activism that improves their community in Missouri.

For more information and to submit a nomination, please click here.  The deadline for submitting nominations is December 1, 2014.

The award presentation will be at the Power Up conference held in April 2014 in Columbia, MO.

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

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Upcoming Events

8:30 am Accessibility Group @ ILRC
Accessibility Group @ ILRC
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
• Who: Persons with disabilities, service partners, medical providers, business & civic leaders • When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:30 – 10:00 am • Where: ILRC, 1760 Southridge Dr, Jefferson City, MO This group will work with civic groups and the City of Jefferson on issues including more accessible housing and building code evaluations. Please RSVP to Jeremy Murray at 573-556-0400 or no later than September 12th. Many barriers to access exist for people with disabilities living in the Jefferson City area and have the un-intended effect of keeping people with disabilities out of the mainstream, unable to access services, and unable to participate fully in all that Jefferson City has to offer its residents. A number of helpful changes can be done at a small cost that will accomplish the goals of the ADA enabling persons with disabilities to look forward to being active members of the Jefferson City Community for a long time to come.
4:45 pm Free Community Dinner @ First Baptist Church
Free Community Dinner @ First Baptist Church
Sep 18 @ 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm Jefferson City People First @ First Baptist Church
Jefferson City People First @ First Baptist Church
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm

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