SKIL History

The History of Southeast Kansas Independent Living

Sisters Jeanette Pruitt and Marty Wooten sitting at table together.
Jeanette Pruitt and Marty Wooten

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. 


What is a Center for Independent Living?

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 2022

Chair: Susan Moffitt-Roberson
Vice-Chair: Olivia Lyons
Secretary/Treasurer: David Wooten

Stephen Busby
Susan Moffitt-Roberson
William “Buzz” Busby
Skip Smith