Springfield, MO

2014 Giving Guide: Southwest Center for Independent Living

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Southwest Center for Independent Living

: 2864 S. Nettleton Ave. 
Springfield, MO 65807
Branson office: 
109 N. Veterans Blvd.
Branson, MO 65616
Phone: (417) 886-1188, (800) 676-7245
Web Address:

Total Full Time Employees: 54
Annual Revenue (most recent fiscal year): $5,929,933
Chief Executive Officer: Gary Maddox
Board of Directors
Amy Lewis, President, Assoicate Professorof Management at Drury University  
Mark Grantham, Vice President, Commuter Services Director at Evangel University  
Pat Killingsworth, Secretary  
Becky Cook, Treasurer, Program Director at Cox Rehabilitative Services
Members At Large: 
Robert Beine 
Rebecca Crocker
Randy Custer
David Farnsworth
Mike Freeman
Patty Goss
Don Green
Jesse Rathbun
Joshua Rifenburg
David Thiessen

Mission Statement:

To promote a barrier-free environment for all individuals with disabilities through public education and advocacy for social change, and to provide a full range of independent living services to assist each in meeting his or her goals for independence.

Service Area:

Southwest Missouri counties served are Christian, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster, which include Springfield and Branson offices.



Southwest Center for Independent Living is partially state and federally funded, Missouri Medicaid, grants, special event fundraisers and donations from businesses and private individuals.


SCIL gives choices and empowerment for people with disabilities to live independently.  Since 1985, SCIL has assisted individuals of all ages, with any disability and their families to find answers to solve problems with physical barriers, social security, family services, legal issues, safety, education, Medicaid, Medicare, financial assistance and much more.  SCIL offers services such as information and referral, advocacy, life skills, peer support, and youth services at no charge.  For low income individuals SCIL offers adaptive equipment, home modifications and home accessibility services.  SCIL offers personal care services through consumer directed services and in-home services so individuals can remain in their homes through Medicaid, private pay and Veterans benefits as well.


Annual Events:

Independent Living Rally; Adaptive Spring Turkey Hunt; Youth “Evening of Enchantment Prom”; Day at the Range; Day at the Lake; RAMP CAMP; Price Cutter Charity Championship golf tournament; Adaptive Fall Deer Hunt.

How People & Businesses Can Help:

Your support can improve the quality of life for yourself or someone you love with a disability.  You can help by volunteering your time to the Center or giving donations of money, stocks, trust or in-kind items.  With your help we can work together to ensure a diverse and healthy community.  However you choose to support SCIL, we appreciate your commitment to our organization.  Visit for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities:

There are many on going volunteer opportunities, such readers to read to those with visual impairments, ramp builders, people to assist consumers moving into their own homes and janitorial workers.  There are many additional volunteer opportunities for our annual events.  Please visit for more information.


“SCIL has taught me how to budget and live independently.  They have also helped me make new friends.” 

– Dennis, SCIL Youth, Springfield

“They were so welcoming and believed in me.  I could have given up, but I was determined to move out of the nursing home and if I hadn’t made the call to SCIL, I don’t know what I would have done.” 

– Larry, Springfield


Click here for the full 2014 Giving Guide.

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