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
Missoula County Classes
10 week Class
Jan 13—March 31 10 am-12 pm (Monday)
Orientation: January 6, 2014
Again from Apr 7—June 23
7 week Class
Jan 14—Feb 25 10 am-12 pm (Tuesday)
Orientation: January 7, 2014
Again from Apr 8—May 27
Growing through Pain & Progressive Loss
4 week Class
Apr 2—Apr 23 1:30 pm-3 pm (Wednesday)
Invisible & Progressive Disability
4 week Class
Apr 3—Apr 24 10 am-12 pm (Thursday)
Smart Money I
4 week Class
May 2—May 23 1 pm-3 pm (Friday)
First Friday each month 10 am-11 am
Social Security Orientation
First Friday of each month 9 am
Third Friday of each month 10 am
Sign Language Class
New classes start every few months
Mineral & Sanders County Classes
New Missoula Area Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Follow their activities on their facebook group page!
Summit January Newsletter Released
The January newsletter is out and viewable at: January 2014 Summit Independent
Read about how the Affordable Care Act impacts people with disabilities, learn about a proposed National Paratransit Card, and more!
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.