Picture of Summit's display case atv the Missoula County Public Library

Summit Independent Living Center, Inc. is a non-profit, non-residential program serving people with mobility, neurological, hearing, visual, and other disabilities.

Summit provides consumer and advocacy services to residents of Missoula, Ravalli, Mineral, Lake, Sanders, Flathead, and Lincoln Counties as well as works on a systemic level nationally and across Montana to improve the lives of individuals living with disabilities.

We believe that people with disabilities have the right to control their own lives and enjoy the same opportunities as all other citizens. This includes the right to:


CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADA WITH US!

ADA 25 - 1990-2015: OUR LIVES, OUR FREEDOM -- CELEBRATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADA WITH US!

Hamilton

Farmers Market - Every Saturday starting May 21.

Summer Solstice Picnic - June 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Three Sisters Campground, Como Lake.

 

Kalispell

Share Fair - April 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kalispell Center Mall.

ADA 25th Anniversary Arts & Crafts Fair - June 13,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kalispell Center Mall.

Independence Day Parade - July 4. Main Street.

Climb Big Mountain Fundraiser for Flathead Industries - July 18.

 

Missoula

ADA Films: “Sins Invalid” & “For All” - Apr. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. University of Montana – UC Theater.

Missoula Job Fair - April 21, 3-6 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn.

Give Local - Cinco De Donate, May 5 (All Day!)
www.givelocalmissoula.org/#npo/summit-independent-living-center

ADA Legacy Bus Tour - July 4, 10 A.M.-2 P.M. Caras Park.

Summer Picnic - July 14, 5-9 P.M. McCormick Park.


Current Events...

Upcoming Events & Activities in the Missoula Area

Summit Closed - Apr. 3

Summit Orientation - First Fridays monthly, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

SSA Orientation - Apr. 10, 10-11 a.m., Apr. 21, 1-2 p.m., May 8 10-11 a.m., May 19 1-2 p.m.

ADA Films: “Sins Invalid” & “For All”
- Apr. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. UM – UC Theater.

People First - First and Third Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Support Group - Second Wednesday of each month, 12-2 p.m.

Blind Low Vision Support Group - Second Tuesday of each month, 1-2:30 p.m.

Epilepsy Support Group - First Monday of each month, 2-3:30 p.m.

Video Game Night - Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 3-6 p.m.
Now meeting at B.A.S.E. , 725 West Alder #4 across from St. Pats and next to Draughtworks in the Warehouse Mall.

Youth Opening Doors through Advocacy (YODA)
- Fourth Wednesday of each month, 3:30-6 p.m.
Now meeting at B.A.S.E. , 725 West Alder #4 across from St. Pats and next to Draughtworks in the Warehouse Mall.

Art Group - Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 2-4 p.m.
Now meeting at B.A.S.E. , 725 West Alder #4 across from St. Pats and next to Draughtworks in the Warehouse Mall.

Missoula Job Fair - April 21, 3-6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn

Give Local - Cinco De Donate, May 5 (All Day!) - Be a Superhero In Your Community. Give Local!
www.givelocalmissoula.org/#npo/summit-independent-living-center

ADA Legacy Bus Tour - July 4, 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. Caras Park. Meet advocates from all over the country, check out the bus and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA with us!

Summer Picnic
- July 14, 5-9 P.M. McCormick Park. People with disabilities, their family and friends can come eat and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA.

Unless otherwise noted, classes and groups meet at:
Summit ILC, Summit’s Conference Room
700 SW Higgins, Suite 101, Missoula

For more information or to sign up for any of our events, contact our Missoula office.

 

Upcoming Events & Activities in the Flathead Area

Social Security Orientation - First Friday monthly 9 a.m. and third Friday monthly 1 p.m.

Women’s Discussion Group - meetings suspended, re-organization pending.

YODA - youth group meets once a month.

Living Well with a Disability - Wednesdays, Apr 29 - July 1 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Share Fair - Saturday, April 11. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kalispell Center Mall. Come and browse the booths.

Beach Party! - Friday, May 8. 4-6:30 p.m. Potluck dinner, everyone welcome.

ADA 25th Anniversary Arts & Crafts Fair
- Saturday, June 13. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kalispell Center Mall. If you want a table, contact Flo at (406) 257-0048 ext. 140.

Independence Day Parade - July 4. We will gather behind ADA 25th banner and travel down main street in Kalispell as part of parade wearing red, white and blue with ADA 25 gear.

Climb Big Mountain Fundraiser for Flathead Industries - July 18. Summit and Flathead Industries will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA at this event with activities and cake. If you would like to be part of our climb team, call (406) 257-0048 ext. 140. For more information about Climb Big Mountain go to http://flatheadindustries.org/fund-raising-events.html

- We get together four times a year for social activities. Call the office to put your name on the mailing list so you won’t miss the next fun and exciting adventure!

Unless otherwise noted, classes and groups meet at:

Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room
1203 Hwy 2 West, Kalispell

For more information or to sign up for any of our events in the Flathead Area, contact our Kalispell office.

 

Upcoming Events & Activities in the Ravalli Area

Man Cave - Third Thursday monthly.

People First - Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m.

Women on the Move - Wednesdays of April 22, May 27, June 17

TGIAF - Thank Goodness It’s Activity Friday - Fridays, 1-3 p.m.

Farmers Market - Every Saturday starting May 21. ADA 25th Celebration Booth.

Summer Solstice Picnic - June 25. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Three Sisters Campground, Como Lake.

Unless otherwise noted, classes and groups meet at:

Human Resources Council Building, Summit Conference Room
316 N 3rd St., Hamilton

For more information or to sign up for any of our events, contact our Hamilton office.


April Newsletter Released

The newest newsletter is out and viewable at: April 2015 Summit Independent

Read about legislative priorities, upcoming events and more!

Remember, you can always sign up for the e-newsletter by contacting: [email protected]


The Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities program, which began July 1, 2010, allows people with disabilities to go or return to work and earn more money without losing their healthcare coverage through the Medicaid program.

Through an affordable fee, people can "buy-in" to the program, which covers necessities such as personal assistance and developmental disability services.

To learn more about the Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities program, please visit Summit's Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities program information page.