MERIL helps people with disabilities live independently in Northwest Missouri.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Emergency Updates for the MERIL Offices

The MERIL offices remain closed to the public.

However, some visitors may be allowed to enter the office buildings under these conditions: (1.) they have an immediate need to visit in-person with a staff member regarding an essential service; (2.) they call the office in advance to schedule an appointment (as only one visitor will be allowed in the office at a time); and (3.) they wear a face mask while in the office.

MERIL staff are still available via telephone and email during regular business hours.

TIMESHEETS must be placed in the outside drop-box only.

Events and meetings hosted by MERIL are likely to be delayed, rescheduled, or canceled. Please review our Events page on Facebook for updates. Or, you can call the office to find out more information about particular meetings.

In addition, we are taking precautions with our staff (such as eliminating in-person meetings, telecommuting when appropriate, etc.) to follow the social distancing recommendations from health officials.

Please remember that the guidelines (e.g., social distancing, handwashing, etc.) from the health officials are being put in place to protect the people in our community who are most vulnerable to the Coronavirus COVID-19 infection: people with disabilities, people who are aging, people with underlying health issues, and healthcare professionals.

This is not a time to be selfish. Even if you are not afraid of the infection yourself, ignoring the health guidelines can spread the virus throughout our communities, overwhelm our healthcare systems, and cause needless suffering.

We will continue to post updates to the MERIL Facebook page regarding our response to this emergency situation.

MERIL offices will be closed on the following upcoming holidays in 2020: Independence Day (July 3), Labor Day (Sept. 7), Veterans Day (Nov. 11), Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26), the Friday after Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27), and Christmas Day (Dec. 25).
MERIL may close its offices on short notice in cases of inclement weather. Please check Facebook.com/MERIL4U and Twitter.com/MERIL4U for timely information about our office closures.

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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