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
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.
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.
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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.