Our History

NorthEast Independent Living Services (NEILS) was incorporated on August 2, 1994. NEILS began as a group of people with diverse physical disabilities who started a grassroots effort to educate the broader community about disability related issues in North East Missouri.

In February 1996, NEILS received funding and opened it’s doors for services. We now offer a full range of programs and services for individuals with disabilities and any family members, employers, co-workers, and the general public with disability related questions and concerns.

2004 – NEILS added Circuit Breaker Services

2008 – NEILS purchased new office space at 909 Broadway in Hannibal and build a 6 car garage for storage of
used medical equipment and wheelchair accessible as well as space to construct wheelchair ramps.

2012 – NEILS contracted with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services through the Money Follows the
Person Grant to provide assistance to individuals wishing to move out of an institutionalized setting and back
into their own home in the community.

2012 – NEILS received a $5,000 grant from the Riedel Foundation to expand our Home and Community Based home
care service programs.

2012 – NEILS contracted with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide In-Home Services to individuals with disabilities and the
elderly who are living in Marion County.

We continue to search and provide new services and programs that will increase the independence of people with disabilities and well as provide information to the general public that will increase awareness of the disability community.