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Center for

Independent Living

We proudly serve Bates, Cedar, Hickory, St. Clair, & Vernon counties in Missouri

To empower people with disabilities to live as full and productive members of society.

Our 5 Core Services

Advocacy

An Independent Living Specialist works closely with the consumers to instill skills that allow the consumer to become a self-advocate.

Peer Support

OMO Peer Support services helps individuals with disabilities work to develop skills which allow them to live as independently as they desire.

Information & Referral

Through a network of resources OMO Information and Referral services offers individuals information and services on a wide range of topics.

living Skills Training

Empowers individuals with disabilities by providing training with daily living skills and acquiring techniques so they can participate fully in daily living

Transitions

Whether it is a youth with disabilities needing assistance transitioning to post high school or the workforce or an individual wanting to transition from a nursing home or rehabilitation center back to the community; WILS has a program to assist.

Staff Spotlight

Kalli Gober- SIL Coordinator

Kalli Gober has been with On My Own since 2020. Kalli is from South Arkansas and graduated with a Social Work degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She was hired in 2020 as the Youth Transition Specialist and in 2022 changed positions into the role of SIL Coordinator and helps with OMO marketing and community relations.

Story of the Month

Emma has been with On My Own since 2017 and suffers from heart disease and diabetes. She relies mostly on a rollator to get around on a daily basis. She received one through Medicaid over 7 years ago and has completely worn out the brake cables to a point where they are no longer safe for her to use. In order to get to and from doctor’s appointments, however, she requires the use of a wheelchair, which she just received through Medicaid. This means she will not qualify for a new rollator at this time. The recycle/reuse program through On My Own was able to provide her with a replacement so she can still get around on a daily basis while still having the security of owning a wheelchair for when she needs it. Emma can continue to live independently in her own home through the use of our services.