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:


Current Events...

Upcoming Events & Activities in the Missoula Area

Summit Closed - Dec. 25-26, Jan. 1, Jan. 19, Feb. 16

Summit Orientation - Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, 10-11.a.m. ; Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, 1-2 p.m.

Benefits Orientation - Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, 11 a.m. -12.p.m.

People First - First and Third Wednesdays monthly, 4-5 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Support Group - Second Wednesday monthly, 12-2 p.m.

Arthritis Support Group - First Thursday monthly, 12-1 p.m. (No meeting Jan. 1)

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

Epilepsy Support Group - First Monday monthly, 2-3:30 p.m.

ARIELS (Girl’s Youth Group) - First Friday monthly, 3:30-6 p.m. (Usually meets outside Summit)

Video Game Night - Second and fourth Thursdays monthly, 3-6 p.m.

Youth Opening Doors through Advocacy (YODA) - Fourth Wednesday monthly, 3:30-6 p.m.

Art Group - Second and fourth Fridays monthly, 2-4 p.m.

Living Well Class - Mondays, Jan. 5 - Mar. 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Working Well Class - Tuesdays, Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan - Thursdays, Feb. 5 - Apr. 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Growing Through Pain & Progressive Loss - Mondays, Feb. 2 - Mar. 16, 1-3 p.m.

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 - Second and fourth Fridays monthly, 1-3 p.m.

Sign Language Class - New classes start every few months.

Social Activities - 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 - Fourth Thursday in Jan. Feb. March

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

Women on the Move - Not scheduled yet, TBA

TGIAF - Thank Goodness It’s Activity Friday - Fridays, 1-3 p.m. (No meeting Jan. 2)

Hamilton High School YODA - TBA

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.


2015 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Social Security (Retirement and Disability):
Starting January 2015
1.7 percent increase

Medicare Part B Monthly Premium:
No change from 2014 - $104.90

Supplemental Security Income (SSI):
Starting Dec. 31, 2014
Individual - $733
Couple - $1,100

Substantial Gainful Activity Guidelines:
Blind - $1,820
Non-blind - $1,090

Trial Work Period Threshold:
$780

For more information on Medicare changes:
www.medicare.gov

For more information on adjustments:
www.socialsecurity.gov/cola

To check or create your online Social Security account:
www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount


January Newsletter Released

The newest newsletter is out and viewable at: January 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.