Empowering people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.

Who We Serve  

We work with people of all ages — from children who might have a disability to senior citizens. We assist people who have a wide variety of disabilities, including physical, cognitive, visual, auditory and mental/emotional.

What Is A Center For Independent Living?

A Center for Independent Living is a nonprofit, community-based agency that provides five core services: advocacy, independent living, information and referral, peer consultation and transition.

Bloom Café

Bloom Café serves a fresh take on casual dining while helping people with disabilities grow their independence through a unique job training program. The café is open from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

From an accessible health and wellness center to interpreter services, we will help you find a solution.

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On The Blog

Federal Ask Regarding COVID-19 Relief

At the federal level, Congress is continuing to work on the next COVID-19 relief package, and people with disabilities are at risk of being forgotten. Advocates must work together to ensure this doesn’t happen. You can find your legislators by using this tool. To save you time, Paraquad has put together the following templates for…


Guest Blog by Gabriella Garbero For more from Gabriella visit https://thegirlwhosits.com/  Having been a disabled Medicaid recipient for all of my adult life, I have seen firsthand how this program has allowed people with disabilities to live as independently as possible, in turn making society richer, more diverse, and an all-around better place to be….

Huge Turnout for Paraquad’s Virtual Medicaid Education Forum

More than 80 disability activists, civic leaders, and community members attended our virtual forum exploring the importance of Medicaid to independent living for people with disabilities. (Read full release on STLtoday) Last week, we hosted community forum with disability activists Ellie Stitzer and Gabriella Garbero as part of our ongoing Community Voices for Medicaid initiative…