Bootheel Area Independent Living Services, also known as BAILS, is a community-based, nonprofit, nonresidential organization that focuses on the needs of individuals with disabilities. It serves the residents of Dunklin, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Stoddard counties in southeast Missouri. Bootheel Area Independent Living Services offers a variety of information and referral, advocacy, skills training and peer support programs. It provides assistance in school-based advocacy to benefit students with disabilities in designing their individual educational plan (IEP). The organization operates a vision center for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities who have difficulty in reading due to low vision. Additionally, Bootheel Area Independent Living Services administers disability awareness and home modification programs.