Serving Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis and Saline County, Missouri.


Cheryl sitting on a benchIn 2014 Cheryl had a stroke which left her paralyzed on one side and was eventually admitted into a nursing facility, where she lived for over 2 years.

After regaining some of her mobility and strength back in the nursing facility, Cheryl wished she could live on her own again. Then someone told her about the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.

WILS MFP Coordinator, Skyler Marner, met with Cheryl and explained how MFP could assist with the expenses of transitioning back to the community and to a place Cheryl could call home.

Today, Cheryl is doing great! With the help of WILS Transportation Program Cheryl goes to Occupational and Physical Therapy. She can now walk with her cane around her apartment and with help, around her apartment complex.

Cheryl’s biggest joy is being able to spend more time with her grandkids.

Funds from the Money Follows the Person program ensures each person’s successful transition into the community, by covering costs associated with setting up household or buying needed adaptive equipment.  Program coordinators customize each person’s transition plan to ensure the participants needs can be met and they will be able to thrive in their community.


Christian at WILSHi my name is Christian and I’m a quadriplegic.  WILS allows me to live independently and be a productive member of the community. WILS also provides peer support and independent living training which helps me overcome challenges related to my disability. WILS gives me freedom and hope which I would not have in a nursing home. WILS has improved my quality of life and given me new opportunities.