Picture of Summit's display case atv the Missoula County Public Library

Summit Independent Living Center, Inc. is a non-profit, non-residential program serving people with mobility, neurological, hearing, visual, and other disabilities.

Summit provides consumer and advocacy services to residents of Missoula, Ravalli, Mineral, Lake, Sanders, Flathead, and Lincoln Counties as well as works on a systemic level nationally and across Montana to improve the lives of individuals living with disabilities.

We believe that people with disabilities have the right to control their own lives and enjoy the same opportunities as all other citizens. This includes the right to:


Current Events...

Upcoming Events & Activities in the Missoula Area

Summit Closed - Jan. 1, 19; Feb. 15

Summit Orientation - First Friday monthly, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Jan. 1 orientation moved to Jan. 7!)

SSA Orientation - Jan. 7, Feb. 12, March 11, April 8, 10-11 a.m. and Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March 22, April 19, 1-2 p.m.

People First - First and third Wednesdays monthly, 4-5 p.m.

Living Well with a Disability - Mondays, 10 a.m-12 p.m., Jan. 4-March 28

Working Well with a Disability - Tuesdays, 10 a.m-12 p.m., Jan. 5-March 15

WRAP - Wellness Recovery Action Plan - Tuesdays, 10 a.m-12 p.m., Jan. 5-March 15

Alzheimer’s Support Group - Second Wednesday monthly, 12-2 p.m.

Blind Low Vision Support Group - Second Tuesday monthly, 1-2:30 p.m.

Epilepsy Support Group - First Monday monthly, 2-3:30 p.m.

Independence and Gratitude - Fridays, 1-3 p.m. starting Nov. 6 (No meeting Nov. 26)

The following activities are now meeting at BASE, 725 West Alder, No. 4, across from St. Pats and next to Draughtworks in the Warehouse Mall.

Video Game Night (VGN) - Thursdays weekly, 3-6 p.m.

Youth Opening Doors through Advocacy (YODA) - Second and fourth Wednesdays monthly, 3:30-6 p.m.

Summit Artistic Group Endeavors (SAGE) - Second and fourth Fridays monthly, 2-6 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, classes and groups meet at:
Summit ILC, Summit’s Conference Room
700 SW Higgins, Suite 101, Missoula

For more information or to sign up for any of our events, contact our Missoula office.

Upcoming Events & Activities in the Flathead Area

Summit Closed - Jan. 1, 19; Feb. 15

Social Security Orientation - First and third Wednesday monthly. Please call 257-0048 ext. 141, to register and get location.

YODA - youth group meets once a month.

Living Well with a Disability - Starting Jan. 12, 2 p.m.

Social Activities - We get together four times a year for social activities. Call the office to put your name on the mailing list so you won’t miss the next fun and exciting adventure!

The next Social Activity will be a Valentine’s Party on Feb. 12, 4-6 p.m. May have a DJ and Karaoke. Plans are still being made, so details may change.

Unless otherwise noted, classes and groups meet at:

Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room
1203 Hwy 2 West, Kalispell

For more information or to sign up for any of our events in the Flathead Area, contact our Kalispell office.

Upcoming Events & Activities in the Ravalli Area

Summit Closed - Jan. 1, 19; Feb. 15

Social Security Orientation - First Monday monthly, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 7, 1-3 p.m.

Man Cave - Third Thursday monthly, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18

People First - Tuesdays weekly, 3-4 p.m.

Women on the Move - Third Wednesday monthly, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16

TGIAF - Thank Goodness It’s Activity Friday - Fridays, 1-3 p.m. (No meeting Jan. 1)

Unless otherwise noted, classes and groups meet at (new location!):

The Refuge,
317 N 3rd St., Hamilton

For more information or to sign up for any of our events, contact our Hamilton office.


January Newsletter Released

The newest newsletter is out and viewable at: January 2016 Summit Independent

Read about great advocates, upcoming events and more!

Remember, you can always sign up for the e-newsletter by contacting: missoula@summitilc.org


The Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities program, which began July 1, 2010, allows people with disabilities to go or return to work and earn more money without losing their healthcare coverage through the Medicaid program.

Through an affordable fee, people can "buy-in" to the program, which covers necessities such as personal assistance and developmental disability services.

To learn more about the Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities program, please visit Summit's Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities program information page.