MERIL helps people with disabilities live independently in Northwest Missouri.

MERIL Office Updates
A maximum of two visitors at a time are allowed in the St. Joseph office. All visitors are required to wear a face mask.
Check Facebook.com/MERIL4U/events for information about office closings for holidays and inclement weather.
Notice of Open Meeting
Notice is hereby given that Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living will conduct a meeting starting at 3:00 p.m. on September 22, 2021. The meeting will be held at 4420 South 40th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri.
The tentative agenda of this public meeting includes: Legislative update, CEO/Executive Director Report, Review of Financial Report. Please contact us if you plan to attend or if you have questions.
Welcome to MERIL. We’re glad you found us!
We are a unique and dedicated disability services organization staffed by people with disabilities who bring personal experience and expertise to the in-depth Independent Living services we provide.
For 25 years, we have guided people with disabilities as they achieve their goals of living comfortably and safely in their homes and communities. Whether you are looking for caregivers, nurse services, assistive devices, accessibility information, nursing home transition assistance, skills training, advocacy, or peer support, we are here to show you the full picture of options available to you.
As a nonprofit Center for Independent Living, our goal is to connect you with resources that will empower you to live life fully.
The best way we can help you is to learn about you.
Call us and tell us about your disability or health condition. We’ll help you find the resources you need.
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