Independent Living Centers

  • Delta Center for Independent Living 636-926-8761
    5933 S. Hwy 94, Suite 107, St. Charles, MO 63304
    Delta Center for Independent Living partners with people with disabilities and their communities to remove barriers and promote positive changes leading to greater independence for all. Serves Lincoln, St. Charles, Warren, & parts of St. Louis Counties.


  • Disability Resource Association 636-931-7696
    420 B. South Truman Blvd., Crystal City, MO 63019
    Disability Resource Association operates as a Center for Independent Living serving Jefferson County residents who meet the criteria of the Americans with Disabilities Act, regardless of age or type of disability.  


  • L.I.F.E. Center for Independent Living 573-756-4314
    725 E. Karsch Blvd., P.O. Box 967, Farmington, MO 63640


  • Living Independently for Everyone 573-756-3507
    725 E Karsch, PO Box 967, Farmington, MO 63640
    Serves Madison, St. Francois, St. Genevieve Counties.


  • Paraquad 314-289-4200  TTY 314-289-4252
    5240 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
    Works to ensure equal access to services, education, employment, transportation, housing, and health care for people with disabilities.

    Paraquad’s guiding principle is to advance the independent living philosophy.

    Community Education Program
    Paraquad strives to educate individual citizens, community-based organizations, and policy makers through disability awareness workshops to businesses, service providers, rehabilitation centers, religious organizations, colleges, and universities.  Self-advocacy skills are taught to participants.

    Systems advocacy is provided through Public Policy Dept. whose issues include, but are not limited to:  equal opportunities for housing, transportation, employment, access to community activities, and public services. Through individual and family consultation, young people with disabilities and their families are introduced to the independent living concept.

    Youth Group  TTY (314) 289-4201
    Youth group consists of youth with and without disabilities. This integrated group develops social skills they cannot acquire in segregated settings, while non–disabled youth learn to see their disabled peers as people.

    Independent Living Centers 
    Private, not-for-profit, community-based Center for Independent Living.

    Programs include, but are not limited to:
    information & referral, housing assistance & referral, independent living adult, individual & family consultation, Personal Assistance Services (PAS), peer consultation, career options & employment services, deaf & hard of hearing, Deaf Education Fund, Deaf Way Interpreting Services, community education, youth group, Thelma P. Zalk Educational Endowment Fund, advocacy, community outreach, volunteer, internship, continuing education, People First Self-Advocacy Group, and community links volunteer.