About The Independence Center
Who We Are
The Independence Center is the local home of civil rights for people with disabilities. Working with individuals, their families, and the community, we create independence so that all may thrive. We are not an assisted living center; instead, our organization provides information, resources, and support to help people with disabilities live, learn, work, play, and participate in civic life as equals. Our mission is driven by our five core values, illustrated below, which guide how our staff interacts with each other and those we serve.
Who We Serve
Our services and programs are available to anyone in our service area who self-identifies as having a disability. This includes those with a cognitive, physical, or mental health disability, who have blindness or low vision, or who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deaf Blind. Click on the logos below to learn more.
What We Do
The Independence Center serves people with disabilities through four distinct programs, including Home Health, our Center for Independent Living, our Advocacy division, and our Veteran in Charge program. Click on the logos below to learn more.
Where We Are
In addition to our home office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, many of our services are available in counties in the surrounding area. Click to enlarge the map and see a fully accessible list of the services we provide in each county.
The IC is founded by people with disabilities who saw a need for home health services in the community.
The IC is designated as one of nine Centers for Independent Living (CIL) in Colorado. The same year, our Advocacy division is created, encompassing self-advocacy, community organizing, and legislative efforts.
The Veteran in Charge (VIC) program is added to provide home and community based services that enable Veterans to continue living in their homes for as long as possible.
The IC launches the Hospital to Home (H2H) program, which helps individuals with disabilities to transition safely from the hospital back into their homes and communities.
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