RCIL Updates

RCIL Friends Group Updates!

By Beth | May 14, 2021

RCIL is excited to resume Friends group meetings in person again!  We will also continue to have the online Friends group meetings as well.  RCIL Friends are groups of individuals who all experience disability and meet monthly to address disability needs and issues in the community.  They also share information about disability related topics such…

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RCIL is Here and Providing Services! No FMS/Payroll Interruptions are Expected

By Mandy Smith | March 26, 2020

Travel to Provide Essential HCBS  RCIL has received calls from concerned Direct Support Workers regarding the need for travel documents while they are working for their consumer during “stay at home” ordered periods. RCIL has received official direction from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services that Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) are…

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COVID-19 – A Message from RCIL

By Mandy Smith | March 20, 2020

Home and Community Based Services The health and safety of our consumers, their Direct Support Workers (DSWs) and our staff is the Resource Center for Independent Living’s (RCIL) utmost importance. With the development of COVID-19, RCIL is following the CDC’s current recommendations and recommend that all consumers and their DSWs follow the CDC recommendations of…

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UPDATE – Office Closures

By Adam | March 17, 2020

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus, RCIL offices are closed to the public until further notice.  Limited staff will be working in the main office in Osage City to ensure that FMS/HCBS payroll is issued as scheduled. Questions?  Call 785-528-3105 between 8:00 – 4:00, Monday-Friday. Need to submit paperwork?  Please scan and email…

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RCIL Office Updates & Cancellations

By Adam | March 16, 2020

RCIL offices are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus: We encourage all consumers, direct support workers, and other potential visitors to handle all business and communications with us over the phone, by email, and fax whenever possible.  If you must come to the office make sure you meet the criteria set forth…

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Offices Closed for Christmas

By Beth | December 23, 2019

All RCIL offices will be closed on December 24th and 25th for observance of Christmas. Offices will reopen on December 26th. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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Chiefs Tickets Fundraiser

By Mandy Smith | December 6, 2019

There are two regular season games left (December 15th and 29th) vs Broncos and Chargers.  You can also purchase play off tickets through our fundraiser also!  The link is below! https://www.chiefs.com/tickets/ticketfundraiser Follow the link, click the game you want, enter our promo code RCILINC, and chose your tickets.  Let’s go KC!!    

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Amazon Shopping = RCIL Donation

By Mandy Smith | November 25, 2019

Remember that when you use smile.amazon.com to shop, RCIL will receive a donation!  All you have to do is type in smile.amazon.com and chose the Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL) then shop like normal on Amazon.  Amazon will then credit RCIL with a donation.  (This is all year long, not just Black Friday.)…

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RCIL Updates

By Mandy Smith | October 29, 2019

Our annual Trunk or Treat is canceled due to winter weather.  Please have a safe and fun Halloween! Reminder our offices will be closed November 11th, in observation of Veterans day, and on November 28th and 29th for Thanksgiving.  

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RCIL’s Annual Trunk or Treat

By Mandy Smith | October 11, 2019

RCIL will be hosting it’s annual Trunk or Treat on October 30th from 5:00pm-6:00pm.  It is held at our Osage City office (1137 Laing).  As always we will have candy, goodies, and FREE hot dogs! Bring your family out to enjoy a fun filled evening. If you would like to donate to this effort or…

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Kansas Health Foundation Grant Received

By Mandy Smith | August 28, 2019

The Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL) is pleased to announce that it has received an $826 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation-El Dorado Fund through the El Dorado Community Foundation affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation. The organization will use the funds for Resource Library Technology Improvements at the El Dorado RCIL office.…

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2019 Chiefs Tickets Fundraiser

By Mandy Smith | May 14, 2019

RCIL is participating in the Chiefs Ticket Fundraiser again this year.  This year is a little different as the tickets range in price but RCIL will receive $10 per ticket! There are 10 home games to chose from this season. New this year you can purchase tickets to Monster Jam and International Champion Cup both…

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RCIL Job Opening

By Adam | May 10, 2019

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. is seeking to fill a part-time (20 hours per week) position in its Kansas Equipment Exchange (KEE) program in Topeka.  Drive to pick up and deliver medical equipment.  Use a database to log work and match donated equipment with individuals seeking equipment.  Flexible daytime schedule with competitive hourly wage…

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Kidzfest El Dorado

By Mandy Smith | January 24, 2019

Macy Collins, ILS in our El Dorado office, attended the Kidzfest on Saturday, January 5th.  This was held at Blackmore Elementary School and included fun activities, exhibits, and information about community resources.  If you’d like more information about Kidzfest you can follow them on Twitter @eldokidzfest or KIDZFEST El Dorado on Facebook.

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Offices closed for holidays

By Mandy Smith | December 12, 2018

All RCIL offices will be closed on December 24th and 25th for observance of Christmas.  They will also be closed on January 1st, 2019 for New Year’s Day.   Thank you and Happy Holidays to All!

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Happy Thanksgiving

By Mandy Smith | November 21, 2018

RCIL would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  All offices will be closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd.  We will reopen Monday, November 26th at 8:00am.  

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More Games Added!

By Mandy Smith | November 15, 2018

How about them Chiefs!  If you missed your chance to see them with our fundraiser you’ll be happy to know three more games have been added for next month!  Tickets are $33.50 and RCIL will receive $10 of that! https://www.chiefs.com/tickets/ticketfundraiser Supplies are limited so get your tickets soon!  Thank you for supporting RCIL and Go Chiefs!

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Amazon Smile Fundraiser

By Mandy Smith | September 18, 2018

Do you shop on Amazon? If so you can donate to RCIL without spending any extra money! RCIL has registered with AmazonSmile Foundation which 0.5% of eligible purchases from Amazon are donated to a charity of the shopper’s choice.  All you have to do is when you go to www.amazon.com it will ask you to…

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Chiefs FUNdraiser!

By Mandy Smith | July 18, 2018

Support Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. by going to a Kansas City Chiefs game!   It’s fun and easy! Click here to purchase your tickets:   KC Chiefs Tickets Choose as many tickets as you would like and enter the promo code:  RCILINC RCIL will receive $10 for each ticket purchased. Each ticket costs $33.50.  Funds raised will…

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Pat Peterson Memorial Helps Purchase Portable Ramp

By Mandy Smith | March 13, 2018

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL), a non-profit organization, wishes to thank the family of Patricia Peterson for naming RCIL as the beneficiary of memorial contributions made in her name. As a founding board member of RCIL, Mrs. Peterson was instrumental in creating and overseeing Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. in 1984 which…

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Closed for Christmas

By Mandy Smith | December 22, 2017

                All RCIL offices will be closed December 25th and 26th for Christmas.  Offices will reopen Wednesday, December 27th.  Offices will also be closed Monday, January 1st for New Year’s Day.  

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Voicemail Working and Veterans Day

By Mandy Smith | November 6, 2017

Our voicemail system has been updated. Reminder: All offices will be closed Friday, November 10th, in observation of Veterans Day.  

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Offices Closed January 2nd

By Mandy Smith | December 29, 2016

RCIL office locations will be closed Monday, January 2nd, in observation of New Years Day.  We will resume our regular hours January 3rd.   Good luck for those starting a new year resolution!

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Trunk or Treat

By Mandy Smith | October 24, 2016

RCIL will be hosting a Trunk or Treat at its Osage City location on October 27th.  The event will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the parking lot of 1137 Laing in Osage City.  You can participate in two different ways: you may bring treats to hand out from your trunk or you may bring children dressed in costume to…

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Closed for Labor Day

By Mandy Smith | September 2, 2016

RCIL offices will be closed Monday, September 5th, in observation of Labor Day.   Fun Fact – Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894 to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers.

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