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Center for Independence – Community Support Programs – Grand Junction COLORADO
The Center for Independence offers a variety of programs and services to assist people with disabilities live more independently. All of our services are free (some of the recreation programs have a small fee associated) and available to people with disabilities. Please contact us to set up an appointment.
Center for Independence works to promote community solutions and to empower individuals with disabilities to live independently. CFI is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-residential, grassroots, State-of-Colorado certified independent living center, assisting people with disabilities since 1982.
In 1982 CFI began as Helen Campbell Center for the Blind, founded by five newly blind women, recognizing the need for and offering skills in survival and independent living for people with visual impairments. In 1986, services were expanded to encompass and acknowledge the needs of people with all types of disabilities. The Center now serves 11 counties within 40,000 square miles on the Western Slope of Colorado serving people (consumers) with disabilities; the majority of whom live in Mesa County.
Where We Serve
CFI is one of 10 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in Colorado. Each ILC serves a multi-county district with plans unique to their population of consumers. We are a product of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, which was a federal response to the growing issue of disabled veterans from Vietnam and push for equal access to services. ILCs serve all disability groups regardless of age or type and are funded through government contract, private donations, earned income and grants.
Our Core Services
1.Personal & Systems Advocacy
2.Information & Referral
6.Independent/Daily Living Skills Training
Click HERE to view our List of Support Services and Programs