SMILES Center for Independent Living has been serving people with disabilities in Minnesota’s Region 9 since 1990.  As a Center for Independent Living, we are committed to providing a large array of services that assist individuals with disabilities to live independently, pursue meaningful goals, and enjoy the same opportunities and choices as all persons. With offices in Fairmont, Mankato, New Ulm and Waseca SMILES proudly served approximately 2,000 last year.

Supporting our mission is as simple as volunteering, contacting your legislators on critical issues, or making a financial contribution. When you support SMILES you are making a difference not only in the lives of people with disabilities, but your gift is an investment in the overall health and well-being of our communities.

Your tax-deductible gift to SMILES supports the dignity of independence. We are grateful for your consideration and support.

Financial donations can be sent to:

SMILES Center for Independent Living

709 South Front Street, Suite 7

Mankato, MN 56001

Secure credit card donations can be made through and search for Southern Minnesota Independent Living Enterprise and Services (SMILES).

Contact information:  Vickie Apel at