Help Us Make Independent Living Possible
Michael is now living independently in his own home with the help of MERIL and the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.
More than half of MERIL’s board members and staff have a disability. We use our experiences to guide people with disabilities toward more independent lives.
CDS participant Virginia (front) with her daughters Connie (left) and Debora (right). Virginia hired her daughters to be her part-time caregivers so she can continue living in her own home.
MERIL LPN Tiffany Diaz (left) with In-Home participant Roy (right). Roy receives nurse visits in his home so that he can remain independent and healthy.
Participants in our youth pre-employment program learn how to prepare for life after school.
Jessica moved from a nursing home to her own apartment with the help of MERIL and the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.
MERIL consulted with the development of this ramp to make the city hall in Craig, MO accessible to all visitors, regardless of their level of mobility.
Jay, an Independent Living specialist at MERIL, spoke to a group of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic School students about diversity and overcoming challenges. Thank you for inviting us, St. Andrew!
Jane is enjoying her independence after transitioning from a nursing home with the help of MERIL and the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.
Donate to support our mission!
We are thankful for any amount of money you can contribute. Your donation will help people with disabilities live independently. Check out our News Page for stories about how MERIL has impacted the lives of people with disabilities in Northwest Missouri.
You can bring cash or a check to one of our offices, or you can donate to our PayPal account with a credit or debit card.
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We need your help with our outreach efforts. Our goal is to let everyone in Northwest Missouri know about the services we offer so they can get the assistance they need if they ever happen to experience a disability.
You can help us by telling everyone you know about the work we are doing. They may know someone we can help.
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