A Word From Our Director

“Welcome to SAIL, Disability Network of the U.P. As the disability resource in the Upper Peninsula, we work with individuals, their families and other local organizations to assist individuals and promote accessible U.P. communities for all. Every year, we help over 3,000 people with disabilities and their families lead more productive lives in the Upper Peninsula. But our efforts don’t just benefit them. We can help everyone, with or without disabilities, who lives in, works in or passes through our community.”

Kindest Regards,
Sarah Peurakoski, Executive Director

Our Current Project

SAIL hosted the first Absolutely Accessible UP event this week at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. Thank you again to Allen Beauchamp and Pia Justesen for such wonderful presentations!

More about this program….

We’re here for you!

SAIL invests in and serves individuals living with disabilities across the U.P. We hope any individual who might need SAIL in the U.P. will use us for peer support, independent living skills building, self-advocacy and gaining the confidence to live their best life! We are here for you! Call us today at 906-228-5744!

To learn more, watch our video here.

A New Testimonial!

The SAIL Adaptive Living Program strives to increase awareness to help match people to the specific low cost assistive devices they need to maintain or increase their independence in the home, workplace or in the community. A part of Michigan’s Assistive Technology Program (MATP) – funded by the State of Michigan. We can serve anyone from the fifteen counties of the Upper Peninsula. Our services include device demonstrations, group trainings, short term loans and public awareness events. Please watch the video here to hear about how we can help you! To learn more, visit www.upsail.org/assistivetechnology/

Video sponsored by your friends at

Our Causes

You can help all by donating some.

SPAR – A Single Point for Activities and Recreation Program

SPAR – A Single Point for Activities and Recreation Program

SPAR was created with the focus of promoting community involvement for individuals with disabilities through an active lifestyle and recreational events.

Sled Hockey Upper Peninsula Sled Cats

Sled Hockey Upper Peninsula Sled Cats

Sled hockey provides opportunity for many types of disabilities and there are opportunities available in the area for competition. Popularity is rapidly growing as players are “hooked” once they touch the ice.

U.P. Vets SERVED – A Program for Veterans and Military Families

U.P. Vets SERVED – A Program for Veterans and Military Families

They’ve have always been there for us, now it’s time to be there for them. Served allows veterans and their families an opportunity to reconnect.

Adaptive Living – An Assistive Technology Program

Adaptive Living – An Assistive Technology Program

Assistive technology can make a huge positive difference in a person’s level of independence. Our program helps bridge everyday living.


Another Way to Support

We are pleased to announce that SAIL is now accepting donations through Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice® program. By directing Choice Dollars®, eligible Thrivent members can recommend which nonprofit organizations they feel should receive charitable grant funding from Thrivent. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing to SAIL.
To learn more about Thrivent Choice, visit Thrivent.com/thriventchoice. Or call Thrivent at 800-847-4836, and say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted.

Where the
money goes

Operational and Program Breakdown for 2018
  • Programs
  • General Management
  • Operations

One in Five Annual Appeal Donations 2019

A breakdown of each program’s monetary gifting as of August 12, 2019. Total donations to date: $22,182!
  • In Kind Match
  • SPAR
  • Sled Cats
  • U.P. Vets SERVED
  • Adaptive Living

Donate Today And Help Your Community Thrive.