INDEPENDENT LIVING

Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (PILR) provides the following five core services:

  • Information and Referral Services (I&R)
  • Peer Counseling/Support including cross-disability Peer Counseling
  • Individual and Systems Change Advocacy
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Transition Services

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

PILR assists job seekers with disabilities to achieve their vocational goals. This is a cooperative effort between the job seeker, his/her vocational rehabilitation counselor, and PILR’s employment specialists. These services can include teaching interviewing skills, writing resumes, job search, job development, obtaining, entering, and maintaining competitive employment. Other employment services can include intensive support services, community based work assessments, and computer training.

Chore Busters

PILR’s NEW  home maintenance and cleaning services for anyone who wants some help around the house. 

OKEP

The Older Kansans Employment Program (OKEP) is designed to provide Kansans aged 55 and over with employment placement services with emphasis on employment in the private sector. Priority is given to unemployed older Kansans who are most in need.

INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES COVERAGE AREA

Click to view a detailed map of the coverage areas we provide Independent Living services in.

OLDER BLIND SERVICES

PILR provides independent living services for persons age 55 or older who experience blindness or visual impairments. These services are designed to teach the skills necessary to acquire, maintain, and increase independence.

Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)

Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.  is a Demonstration Center for the Kansas Telecommunications Access Program. Kansas residents with existing telephone service and income below $55,000 per year qualify for a free specialized telephone if they also have trouble hearing, seeing, speaking, remembering, walking, or holding a telephone.

Private Pay Services (Fiscal Agent)

Private Pay is an administrative service that is provided for individuals that have chosen to self-direct their direct care services. PILR will provide Private Pay services to anyone who wants to pay for their direct care services out of pocket and wants PILR as their fiscal agent

W.O.R.K.

Work Opportunities Reward Kansans is a part of Working Healthy, a program that allows Kansas residents, who have a permanent disability, to work and keep their health care. Consumers who are eligible for Working Healthy and need assistance with activities of daily living receive personal assistance services through Work Opportunities Reward Kansans, or WORK.

Disability Mentoring Day

A national program that promotes career development for students and job seekers with disabilities through job shadowing and hands-on career exploration. It is designed to empower students and job seekers with disabilities, promote a diverse workplace, and assist employers with recruiting new talent.  DMD is held annually on the third Wednesday in October.

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