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Huffman Appointed Resource Development Manager at WILS

West-Central Independent Living Solutions is excited to announce that Teresa Huffman has recently been appointed the Resource Development Manager at WILS.  She comes to WILS after serving as an Operations and Administrative Coordinator at UCM’s Elliott Student Union for 15 years.  Huffman has extensive experience…

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WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI: KMOS-TV to feature five unique programs to spark conversation and thought about aging

Beginning March 24, and running through April, KMOS-TV will air and feature five unique programs designed to spark conversation and thought about aging. KMOS-TV is proud to partner with other producers to showcase programs aimed at debunking myths about aging, providing inspirational stories, and resources…

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Trails Regional Library and WILS Partner in Mobile Wifi Outreach Initiative

Trails Regional Library and West-Central Independent Living Solutions (WILS) are excited to announce a partnership to bring technology access and assistance to residents of Johnson and Lafayette Counties through a mobile outreach initiative. To meet the increasing demand for internet and internet-capable devices to connect…

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KMOS-TV to air locally produced special highlighting life in America and central Missouri today!

On January 26 at 9:00 PM, KMOS-TV in conjunction with PBS, will premiere THE STORY OF US: A KMOS AMERICAN PORTRAIT SPECIAL.  This half-hour documentary special will showcase inspiring stories of individuals living with disabilities from across central Missouri as part of the national crowdsourced…

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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 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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