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Serving Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis and Saline County, Missouri.
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WILS Partners with HealthTran to Expand Rural Transportation

WILS has partnered with HealthTran to expand rural transportation options for Missourians in Benton and Henry counties to increase access to medical appointments, pharmacies, and other wellness needs.  HealthTran is a program administered by the Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA) and aims to address rural…

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WILS Helps Older Veterans Get VA Funding for Home Care

West-Central Independent Living Solutions (WILS) helps aging veterans and their surviving spouses get VA funding for in-home care. During National Veterans and Military Families Month in November, it's time to alert those who may be entitled to a Pension with an added amount for Aid…

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WILS Receives $10,000 No Wrong Door Grant

Warrensburg, MO-- UMKC Institute Human Development awards $10,000 No Wrong Door Mini Grant to West-Central Independent Living Solutions with funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The “No Wrong…

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WILS Partners with Farmers to Families Food Bank Program

West-Central Independent Living Solutions was able to deliver 75 food boxes to their consumers in Johnson and Pettis counties last week thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Bank Program. Executive Director Deb Hobson says, “We feel so blessed to…

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WILS AWARDS $1,500 FELLOWSHIPS TO UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI STUDENTS

West-Central Independent Living Solutions congratulates UCM Seniors, Katherine Kucera of Chesterfield and Alexis Butler of O’Fallon, on each receiving a $1500 Dave DeFrain Fellowship. This fellowship is open to UCM seniors studying in a field of social work or human services.  The DeFrain Fellowship was…

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WILS Awards $500 Scholarship to High School Senior

West-Central Independent Living Solutions congratulates Malta Bend High School Senior, Tate Malter of Marshall, on receiving the $500 WILS Empowerment Scholarship. This scholarship is open to any high school senior in Johnson, Lafayette, Henry, Benton, Pettis, or Saline Counties with a disability that wishes to…

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KMOS-TV PARTNERS WITH WEST-CENTRAL INDEPENDENT LIVING SOLUTIONS TO CELEBRATE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF SIGNING OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, JULY 26, 2020

KMOS-TV Partners with West-Central Independent Living Solutions to celebrate 30th anniversary of signing of  Americans with Disabilities Act, July 26, 2020 (Warrensburg, Missouri) – To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, KMOS-TV will broadcast a…

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WILS Reaches Out to Share PPE Porch Packages

WILS Reaches Out to Share PPE Porch Packages West-Central Independent Living Solutions was able to create 600 PPE porch packages to share with their consumers in Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, and Saline counties thanks in large part to donations from Kansas City partners. [caption…

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Doing Better Together Drives Transportation Effort

Doing better together drives transportation effort Dawn Ashurst can relate to many of the people she meets as part of her job managing transportation services for West-Central Independent Living Solutions. WILS serves individuals with disabilities in Benton, Henry, Pettis, Saline, Johnson, and Lafayette counties. Dawn Ashurst…

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MOCIL honors Missouri leaders with Legislator of the Year Awards

MOCIL honors Missouri leaders with Legislator of the Year Awards Jeff City, Mo. - Missouri Centers for Independent Living (MOCIL) honors Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-MO), Rep. Deb Lavender (D-MO), Sen. Jeanie Riddle (R-MO) and Rep. David Wood (R-MO) with Legislator of the Year Awards at…

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