Our Mission

RCIL is committed to working with individuals, families, and communities to promote independent living and individual choice to persons with disabilities.


Founded September 21, 1984, the Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL) is a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities, their families and their communities. Our goal is to empower persons with disabilities to the maximum extent possible to control their lives and live independently within their respective communities served by RCIL.


RCIL receives funding through a grant from the Department of Children and Family Services. Additional funding is secured from private and public contributions.

More information about the DCF grant

The Centers for Independent Living ( CILs ) receive grant funds annually from the state. The grant funds are used to provide the four (4) core services required under federal regulation, including information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, including cross-disability counseling, and individual and systems advocacy. The CILs in Kansas have chosen to add a fifth core service, de-institutionalization, that is provided by all CILs . In addition to the core services, additional services may be provided at the discretion of each CIL.

Follow this link to learn more about the Independent Living Research Utilization