Celebrating the Lasting Legacy of Black Disability Advocates
As Black History Month winds down, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the African-American civil rights movement and the impact that Black activists have made on the disability rights movement. Disability rights...
The IC Honored by Staff as a 2020 Best Workplace
We are excited to announce that The Independence Center was recently recognized as one of the Gazette's Best Workplaces for 2020. This award is special to us because, in order to be eligible, a business must be nominated by...
Practicing Self-Compassion: Tips for Health Care Workers and Caregivers
Written by Carrie Baatz, Community Training Coordinator for The IC Originally published by Colorado Community Health Alliance In this season of COVID-19, we are living in times of immense stress and uncertainty. Medical and helping professionals who are vicariously exposed to the suffering of others are at risk for compassion fatigue. One of the most […]
10 Tips for Working with American Sign Language Interpreters Virtually
By Rebecca Hull, IL Specialist Outreach Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we communicate. Everything from school classes to work meetings to religious services are now being held virtually. Making these online events accessible to everyone may mean including an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter if requested by an attendee who is Deaf […]
Patricia Yeager, CEO, Honored as a 2020 Woman of Influence
Congratulations to The Independence Center’s CEO, Patricia Yeager, Ph.D., who was recently named as a 2020 Women of Influence award winner by the Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ). She is one of 15 outstanding women who were honored at a virtual celebration on November 5th for creating a legacy of leadership in the Pikes Peak […]
Accessible Voting at The IC
With the election just days away, the deadline has passed to return your ballot by mail. However, we invite you to join us here at The Independence Center, 729 S. Tejon Street, to drop off your ballot or cast your vote in person. Details are below! Voter Polling and Service Center We are proud that The […]
The Independence Center Recognized by the Aging and Disability Business Institute
The Aging and Disability Business Institute has presented The Independence Center with The John A. Hartford Foundation 2020 Business Innovation Award Honorable Mention. The Independence Center was recognized for its Hospital to Home (H2H) Pilot Program, an innovative care transitions program that connects individuals who are being released from the hospital to in-home services provided […]
Caring for Yourself with Caregiver Connection
Whether helping a loved one or a client, caregiving is one of the most rewarding things anyone can do. It can also be one of the most challenging. Those who devote their lives to helping others can find themselves suffering from burnout or, in more extreme cases, compassion fatigue. Signs can include anxiety, depression, exhaustion, […]