The Independence Center offers Independent Living skills classes, peer support groups, benefits guidance, as well as many assistive technology opportunities and transition assistance. But, did you know that we have more than one location that offers these services? As we have grown as an organization, so has our ability to reach more areas outside of Colorado Springs.


Western Counties

If you live west of Colorado Springs, you can access resources out of our satellite office in Cripple Creek and our brand-new satellite office in Fairplay. Keep a look out for future groups, presentations, and classes to pop up in Fairplay. If you live in or around the Cripple Creek area, we currently  have a few support groups established and are working to grow our resources to the area. For up-to-date information about support groups and other events,  visit our online calendar. If you have any needs or suggestions for additions, please contact Michele Chamberlain at 719-661-0105.


Eastern Counties

Eastern Counties have been growing more popular by the day and now include satellite offices in Calhan, Limon, Monument, and Burlington. These offices offer most of the same resources we have at The IC such as peer support, advocacy for yourself and your community, assistive devices that make barriers easier to overcome, home modifications, housing resources, as well as low-vision, blindness, deaf, and hard of hearing support. We offer many other resources to these areas, check out our Independent Living pages for more information. If you live in these areas and have questions, you can contact Frances Dorrance at 719-659-3635.


Transition Services

In Park, El Paso and Teller Counties we also offer Transition Services. If you currently live in a nursing home and are looking to transition into your own home, then we can help you through every step of the process. Whether you need help coming up with strategies to make your move successful, or peer mentoring to help build the confidence and skills you need to become self-sufficient, we are here for you.


Veteran In Charge Program

Our Veteran In Charge program is currently offered in Elbert, Park, El Paso and Teller counties. This is a new program that serves eligible veterans of any age who are at risk of nursing home placement. If you are a veteran with a disability, this program offers you home and community based services, which enable you to continue living in your home. The Veteran In Charge program gives you the freedom to build a self-directed plan for greater independence and the authority to control how to pay for your long-term supports and services. With knowledgeable support from a coach, you can have a flexible monthly budget to purchase goods and services such as: assistive devices, environmental support, meal delivery, transportation, emergency response systems, in-home personal care, homemaker services, caregiver support, home modifications, and adult day care. With this fast-growing program, we are sure that more communities will become available in the future, so if yours is not included don’t fear, we may expand in the future.


Other Services

Don’t forget, just because we don’t have a satellite office in your community, that doesn’t mean that we don’t offer services. Some of the communities we commonly visit include; Bailey, Burlington, Cheyenne Wells, and Woodland Park. Please call our main office to speak with someone in your community. An up and coming satellite office will also be available in Fountain! We are very excited about this addition so that we can continue to serve our community to the best of our ability.

Map of The Independence Center coverage areas.

 

 

 

Satellite Office Locations

Fairplay:

South Parks Senior Center
298 6th St.
Fairplay, CO 80440

Hours: 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contact:
Michele at 719-661-0105 or
mchamberlain@the-ic.org

 

Monument:

Tri-Lakes Cares
35 Jefferson St # B
Monument, CO 80132

Hours: Every Monday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact:
Jesus at 719-960-6893 or
jsanchez@the-ic.org

 

Calhan Office:

Available daily by appointment only

Community Outreach Center
328 10th Street
Calhan, CO 80808

Contact:
Fran at 719-659-3635 or
fdorrance@the-ic.org

 

Burlington

Prairie Family Center
372 14th Street
Burlington, CO 80807

Hours: Every other Thursday
From 9am – 2pm

Contact:
Fran at 719-659-3635 or
fdorrance@the-ic.org