Consumer Directed

All services are consumer directed. The individual decides which services they wish to participate in and works with staff to establish goals and determine steps to meet those goals.

Recreational Opportunities

Assisting persons with disabilities to identify recreational opportunities, including loaning adaptive recreational equipment and providing inclusive recreational opportunities for our community.

Community Advocacy and Education

For individual or system, promoting the interests/needs of persons with disabilities, including assisting with access to community services. Increasing knowledge and awareness of disability through presentations and consultations.

MILC is invested in providing opportunities, services and advocacy to

Empower and educate persons with disabilities to make informed choices

We are a consumer-controlled, non-profit, non-residential organization serving 11 counties in Wisconsin, since 2000. These counties include Adams, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood.

51% of our staff and board are people with disabilities.

Core Services

We assist in self-advocacy, including Individual Education Plan (IEP) support. We also participate in systematic advocacy.

Independent Living Skills Training is offered by MILC staff, in addition to employment planning, and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL).

Peer mentoring for people with disabilities to connect through lived experiences. We also have recovery-based drop-in centers to address mental health and recovery and provide Comprehensive Community Services (CCS).

Woman holding leaves in the fall in a wheelchair walking her dog

We provide a variety of services to help people with disabilities transition into the community. This includes youth transition, transitioning out of an institution/facility, and from incarceration into the community.

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We are a source of information for anyone looking for disability-related information or referrals. 

In addition to the five (5) core services, we provide AT loans and demonstrations, housing counseling, accessibility consultations, and more.

Other Services

Elderly woman with caretaker

Provides in-home assistance to older adults, and individuals with disabilities. PAS services include Personal Care, Supportive Home Care, and Respite.

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Our IRIS Consultants are available to help support and organize resources available to you as an IRIS participant.

Effective October 31, 2024, MILC will be discontinuing services for this representative payee program.

Thank you to the people we’ve served and the many supporters of this program. We wish you continued success!

Service Areas

MILC Map

Counties served by MILC IL and PAS:

Adams, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Taylor, Vilas and Wood.

Counties served by MILC IRIS Consultant Agency:

Calumet, Florence,  Fond Du Lac, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Vilas, Waupaca, Winnebago and Wood.

MILC Testimonials

  • Our experience dealing with MILC in Stevens Point, WI could not have been better. Very helpful with ones needs, concerns, questions along with kindness, care and utmost availability directed to ones needs. I can’t say enough of how pleased and helpful the staff was. I have been informing people in my community who are unaware of this great service and will continue to do so. We are so thankful to have such a wonderful service in our county.

    Independent Living Program
    (IL) Consumer
  • Worker is WONDERFUL! I don’t know what we would do without her or this program. She (worker) is part of the family- don’t give her to anyone else ☺

    Personal Assistant Services
    (PAS) Consumer
  • MILC is a valuable community partner when working with people of all disabilities. Staff are knowledgeable, compassionate and passionate about helping people with disabilities live as independently as they are able. Thank you for all your work!

    Local community member
  • A Better Way Clubhouse (ABW) is a beautiful place to see recovery in action for those challenged with mental illness and substance abuse disorders, I have found it to be a safe path to wellness.

    ABW Member
  • My IC (IRIS Consultant) listens and responds timely. I appreciate everything she and the IRIS Program have done for me. Because of this program I can live in my own home!

    IRIS Participant
  • I have dealt with a lot of companies that deal with seniors. But Nobody else has been so compassionate and kind. LeeAnn went out of her way to help me. She booked an apartment tour with me, but it was more than I wanted to pay. I told LeeAnn that was my first time in Stevens Point, and I want to move there. LeeAnn gave me a tour of the city, and she even went into the YMCA and got me an application and the water aerobics schedule. She feels like a friend I can call whenever I need help with something. As a matter of fact she did help me find an apartment. I also wanted to have a payee and she has helped with that. She’s a shining star in your company. She makes people feel cared about. I think that is the most important quality a person can have that’s in a helping profession.

    IL Consumer
  • We have a good working relationship and we trust your team with our families. We know that you will do your best to get them set up with a provider as quickly as you can. The communication we have with MILC is also excellent. You keep us updated on any information you get about our families.

    Personal Assistant Services Department