Midstate Independent Living Choices

(MILC) is a consumer controlled, non-profit, non-residential organization serving 16 counties in Wisconsin, since 2000.

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Assistive technology

Offering information and loans of assistive equipment for all of your disability related needs, including reactional adaptive equipment.

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Personal Assistant Services

Provides in home assistance to older and individuals with disabilities including: Personal Care, Supportive Home Care and Respite.

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IRIS Consultants

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

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Independent Living Skills Training

Assisting individuals to learn skills to live independently in their community.

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Architectural Accessibility

Providing information on modification alternatives for homes and technical assistance on architectural accessibility for consumers, businesses and public entities.

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Peer Support

Staff and volunteers with disabilities share life experiences with people who have similar disabilities. Includes staffing three drop in centers in Portage and Wood counties.

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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

Our core services provided are Information and Referral, Advocacy Services, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support, Community Education, Accessible Recreation, Representative Payee Program, IRIS Program and In Home Supportive, Respite or Personal Care.

MILC Testimonials

  • Our family needs/experience dealing with MILC in Stevens Point, WI could not have been a better experience. 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