The History of Southeast Kansas Independent Living
SKIL is an Independent Living Resource Center that began supplying services to Kansas in June 1992.
Two sisters Jeanette Pruitt and Marty Wooten petitioned the state and began assisting people mainly in the Southeast Kansas area. Today SKIL provides services to more than 4,500 people each year.
Center For Independent Lving
The term “center for independent living” means a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.
SKIL was created by; is driven by; and is focused on persons with disabilities, their families, and communities. We provide Advocacy, Education, and Support with Customer Controlled services to break down and remove existing barriers and bridge social gaps to ensure and preserve Equality and Independence for all.
SKIL Board Members 2021
Chair: Nancy Varner
Vice-Chair: Olivia Lyons
Secretary/Treasurer: David Wooten
William “Buzz” Busby