Local Resources

The Independent Living Center, Inc. (TILC)

The Independent Living Center is a private, not-for-profit corporation devoted to meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities and to serving them, their families and communities. The Mission of The Independent Living Center is toincrease the independence of persons with disabilities. TILC strives to provide services based on individual needsusing the Independent Living Philosophy.

Contact Information

2639 E 34th St.
Joplin MO 64804
Phone: 417-659-8086
Toll Free: 800-346-8951

Economic Security Corporation, Area Community Action Organization

Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area (ESC) is a private non-profit Community Action Agency, which was created in October 1965 to serve the needs of low-income individuals and families. The mission of the agency is "to help families currently caught in poverty to find a way out, and to work in our communities to prevent the conditions of poverty from affecting future generations." The main goal is to help individuals function financially, physically, mentally, and socially at their own level and aid their attempts to attain new levels which will allow them to become self-sufficient. They provide weatherization, housing, head-start, women’s healthcare, energy assistance. The agency is located at: 302 Joplin inJoplin, MO 64801. The telephone number is: 417-781-0352

Regional Advisory Council (RAC): The Regional Advisory Council assures that JRO meets the needs of the individuals served. Contact Joplin Regional Office, 417-629-3269, for more information.