St. Mary’s Independent living Extensions (SMILE)

Special people helping special people. Hearts touching hearts. Smiles creating smiles. St. Mary’s Independent Living Extensions (SMILE) is a nonprofit organization of trained caregivers who work around-the-clock to enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by maximizing independence breaking down barriers and advocating for greater community access.

Our Vision

To continuously excel at building trusting relationships with those we serve and to successfully partner with those who advocate for the developmentally disabled so that adults with special needs make meaningful and sustainable progress toward independent living.

Mission Statement

Enhancing the health and well-being of adults with developmental disabilities, whether they live independently or in a family setting, by providing compassionate care, supportive instruction, and constructive encouragement to effectively engage with others, so that those with special needs thrive in the communities where they live, work, play and interact. Message from SMILE’s Director


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