Our Services

Oklahomans for Independent Living links individuals with core services in Pittsburg County, as well as numerous other programs, to help them live freely and happily.

Core Services

Information & Referral

We provide information on housing, education, health, social services, support groups and more.

  • Independent Living Services
  • Case Management, Transition
  • Attendant Services
  • Health Services
  • Transportation
  • Indigent Prescription Program Assistance
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Housing Referrals
  • Environmental Modifications to the Home
  • Assistive Technology, etc.

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Peer Counseling

We connect individuals and their families with the support they need.

  • Individual
  • Support Groups
  • Peer to Peer Support Groups
  • Family Support
  • Peer Counseling Training, etc.

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Individual & Systems Advocacy

We teach self-advocacy techniques and give you verbal support and representation to obtain access to businesses, services, programs, and benefits.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Surveys
  • ADA Compliance
  • Universal Design Review
  • IEP Assistance
  • IDEA Compliance
  • Olmstead Decision Assistance
  • Advocacy on Disability Rights and Specific Issues, etc.

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Independent Living Skills Training

We help develop important life skills and ease transitions.

  • Independent Living Assessments
  • Adaptive Aid and Equipment Loan
  • Money Management/Budget
  • Attendant Management, Adaptive Cooking
  • Self-Care/Activities of Daily Living
  • Computer Literacy
  • Lau Bach Reading Instruction
  • Driver’s License Test Preparation
  • Job Coach
  • Resume Preparation/Interview Skills

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Transition Assistance

  • Transition from School to Workforce or Secondary Education
  • Transition from Nursing Facility back to the Community
  • Transition Diversion of Nursing Home Placement, etc.

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Other Services

Providing assistance with job search & placement, job coaching, dress for success & etiquette.

Case Management provided for members receiving services from the State Medicaid Community Based Waiver Program. The program provides for personal care attendant services for home chores, meal preparation, laundry, personal care assistance, errands, skilled nursing, prescriptions, home delivered meals, medical supplies and or equipment. Counties served are Atoka, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, Leflore, McIntosh, McCurtain, Okfuskee, Pittsburg and Pushmataha.

Loan Library of AT equipment. All durable medical equipment is donated to OIL from the community and is donated back to the community when a need has been identified. This includes disposable supply such as briefs, nutritional supplement, catheter kits, ostomy/colostomy supply, etc.

The Transportation project serves the general public in Pittsburg County. Individuals with disabilities and the elderly, and individuals that are non-ambulatory. Transportation is provided for the following trip purposes: medical, employment, nutrition, education, shopping/personal, social and recreation.

The Transportation project operates as a “door to door” service that requires a minimum of 24- hour prior notification. O.I.L. does not run fixed routes. The hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. A “fee for service” charge of $2.00 per exit is charged to each passenger and $1.00 per mile outside the McAlester area.

A Pandemic Response Plan has been implemented and CDC guidelines are followed. No more than 2 passengers are allowed on the bus per trip, masks are required and social distancing is practiced.

Community, social, or recreational activities that increase the involvement of people with disabilities within their communities such as Arts and Crafts Class, Game Day, Bowling, Special Olympics Team, Lake Day, Social Cookouts, Restaurant Outings, etc.

Housing/Living Expense: One-time financial assistance for rent/housing payments, housing and utility deposits, utility payments, fuel costs, day care assistance, misc. etc. as related to COVID-19.

Food and Medical Expense: As needed financial assistance to address food insecurities, durable medical equipment or supplies as related to COVID-19, as identified and justified.

School Technology: One-time financial assistance, per individual. To enable the student with a disability the needed access to technology for distance learning such as laptops, communication software or other identified technology that increases education as necessitated by COVID-19.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): PPE Care Box – Each household member will receive 2 Washable Mask, 1 box of disposable mask, 1 disposable mask carrying case, 1 box of disposable gloves, 1 personal hand sanitizer, 1 container of disinfectant wipes or 1 disinfectant cleaner and a stylus pen.

Cares Act Funding ends Sept. 30, 2022, or until Funds are Exhausted.