Helping people with disabilities stay at home and in their communities, rather than putting them in group homes or nursing homes.
That’s the mission of the North Dakota Statewide Independent Living Council.
"It's to help people to live in their communities, their homes, and living independent lives," said council chairman Brittney Hogan of Minot. She was asked how North Dakota is doing toward fulfilling that goal.
"I think we have some great centers for independent living," Hogan said. "But being such a rural state, we have barriers."