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:
- Make their own decisions and direct their own affairs,
- Have a family life,
- Have choice in services, transportation, housing, education and employment,
- Participate fully in the social, economic and political life in their communities, and
- Contribute their unique talents and abilities as respected members of their communities
Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble
2640 N Reserve St.
Dec. 17, Tuesday 1:00 – 5:00
Dec. 18, Wednesday 1:00 – 5:00
Dec. 19, Thursday 1:00 – 9:00
Youth Opening Doors through Advocacy (YODA)
Summit Independent Living Center groups will be volunteering to wrap gifts for shoppers at no cost at Barnes & Noble.
While the gift wrapping is free, shoppers who can afford it are encouraged to give a modest donation to the group that is volunteering.
Even if you don’t need a gift wrapped, feel free to stop by and learn about the different programs and have a happy holiday season!
New Missoula Area Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Follow their activities on their facebook group page!
Summit E-Newsletter Challenge Comedy Video
The October newsletter is out and viewable at: October 2013 Summit Independent
As a reward for so many people signing up for our electronic newsletter, Summit has made a comedy video!
Just go to disability faux paus and check out our comedy video, in which a bunch of volunteers get more than they bargained for!
And, as a bonus for our E-subscribers, another comedy video will be released later this fall!
Remember, you can always sign up for the e-newsletter by contacting: [email protected]
Missoula Fair Housing Survey
As part of an effort with Housing and Urban Development, Missoula is offering a survey to residents asking what barriers they have to obtaining housing, and what trends Missoula-area folks are seeing in the community. This is an excellent opportunity for people to share their housing stories!
Visit the Fair Housing Survey Link on the city's website to find out more, and then take the survey to let people know what's happening in your community!
Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities
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.