A disabled person in a wheelchair with a friend smiling, and a child with down syndrome is playing guitar.

About Us

SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc. (SADI) is a center for independent living.

Our services are available to anyone in the community who needs support to remain living in their home. Whether the person is elderly and needs some assistance or is living with a disability, SADI can help.


How is SADI Funded?

In order to provide independent living services to as many people as possible, SADI receives funding from various sources: Missouri Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, fees for service, private donations and fundraising.

Independent Living Services

SADI is grant-funded through Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Vocational Rehabilitation) to provide independent living services in the five counties of Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Perry, Scott and Mississippi.

The center provides, but is not limited to:

  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Support
  • Life Skills Trainings
  • Advocacy
  • Assistive Technology
  • Client Assistance
  • Employment Mentoring
  • Transportation (Cape, Jackson, And Scott City Areas Only)
  • Transition Services

Personal Care Services

SADI also contracts with Department of Health and Senior Services and Department of Mental Health to provide personal care services in the aforementioned counties as well as surrounding counties.

The center provides, but is not limited to:

  • Consumer Directed Services
  • In-Home Services
  • Private Pay
  • Veteran’s Personal Care
  • Special Needs Personal Care & Respite
  • Transition Services

Service Areas

SADI Serves Five Counties in Southeast Missouri

Our service area includes the counties of Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Scott and Mississippi. Information and referral services by mail, telephone, or face-to-face visits are offered to anyone living within the state of Missouri.
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Donations Accepted

Private and corporate donations are always needed and are tax deductible. Donations of new or used assistive technology (shower chairs, bath benches, walkers, crutches, etc.), are both welcome and needed. These items can be dropped off during business hours and are provided free of charge to persons with disabilities unable to afford necessary equipment.

Collage of a man in Wheelchair with Volunteer at a picnic, Down Syndrome young man at his birthday party, and a Woman in a Wheelchair with a female volunteer.

SADI’s History

Serving Southeast Missouri since 1993

SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc. (SADI) opened its first office at 1029 North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau on January 2,1993 with a staff of three employees and two volunteers. In 1995, SADI moved to 121 South Broadview to accommodate a growing staff and offer more room for services. In 1998, SADI expanded its office space at that location. As staff and programs continued to grow, the decision was made to build a new facility at 1913 Rusmar in 2008. In 2009, SADI purchased a building in Charleston and opened its first branch office there. In 2010, SADI added another branch office in Marble Hill. A third branch office was opened in Perryville in 2011. To streamline services and keep staff together, SADI purchased another building in Cape Girardeau and opened the Independent Living Services Center in 2013. This building allowed SADI to close the Marble Hill and Perryville branch offices and move staff to Cape Girardeau.
Woman in a wheelchair enjoying a park with her husband.

About Us

Our Mission

SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc. (SADI) is a community-based, non-profit, non-residential center for independent living. SADI serves the counties of Cape Girardeau, Perry, Bollinger, Scott and Mississippi. We’re committed to providing services to persons with disabilities, enabling them to remain in their own home and community, not in an institution.


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