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 - Nov. 11, Nov. 27-28, Dec. 25-26

Cold Stone Creamery Benefit - Every third Tuesday, 4-7 p.m., Cold Stone Creamery

Summit Orientation - First Friday of each month, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Income and Benefits - First Friday of each month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Arthritis Support Group - First Thursday of each month, 12-1 p.m.

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

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

ARIELS (Girl’s Youth Group) - First Friday of each month, 3:30-6 p.m.

Video Game Night - Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 3-6 p.m.

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

Art Group - Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 2-4 p.m.

Living Well Class - Mondays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 8 - Nov. 17

Working Well Class - Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 9 - Oct. 28

Self-Respect and Communications - Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 2 - Nov. 20

Growing through Pain and Progressive Loss Class - Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Sep. 22 - Oct. 27

Independence and Gratitude Class - Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Nov. 3 - Dec. 1
Disability Mentoring Day - Oct. 15

Disability and Aging Alliance of Missoula Candidate Forum - Oct. 2, 4-7 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn

Silver Summit: A Playground for Everyone - Oct. 4, 4 p.m., McCormick Park

Election Day - Nov. 4, Find your polling place

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 of each month, 9 a.m. and Third Friday, 1 p.m.

Women’s Discussion Group - Second and Fourth Friday of each month, 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 - Oct. 15, 12 - 2 p.m. (Chili feed)

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

Women on the Move - Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Paper projects with Kathy Flynn)

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

Halloween Party - Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m., Corvallis Methodist Church

Hamilton High School YODA - Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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.


New Tennis Group!

A new tennis program at the PEAK Health & Wellness Center is looking for more members.

While many of the athletes are wheelchair users, people with other disabilities have joined the group, as well.

The three-month old program is staffed by volunteers from PEAK and the medical community.

To find out more about the free program, or if you wish to participate as an athlete or volunteer, please contact Tennis Director Scott Potter at (406) 251-3356 ext. 11.

PEAK Health & Wellness Center is located at 5000 Blue Mountain Rd. in Missoula.

The tennis group hopes to meet two Wednesdays a month over the winter.


October Newsletter Released

The October newsletter is out and viewable at: October 2014 Summit Independent

Read about award winners, 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.