One of the core services of Centers for Independent Living is Independent Living Skills Training. What are Independent Living (IL) Skills? They include skills that increase the ability of a person with a disability to handle daily activities on their own without the support of others. These skills can include things like completing applications for[…]
Independence Now was so very pleased to work with Musa, a consumer who reached out to us for support to live independently. Musa sent us this message to kick off 2021 and we’d like to express our gratitude right back for allowing us to work with him. “I would like to start off the New[…]
The following poem was written by an Independence Now community member and was “Inspired by those with such good hearts and souls they bring out the best in you.” To be patient and kind is a gift rare received. To reach deep inside and find deeper meaning. To look beyond the surface of what your[…]
Have you wondered why Centers for Independent Living (CILs) do things the way we do them? CILs are built on a few key foundational beliefs, which together form our philosophy and subsequently the way we provide supports and services to people with disabilities. First, we embrace that all individuals are different and unique. Both within[…]
“This is Destin Crosby and I would like to thank Independent Living [sic] for introducing me to DORS to help me start my dog grooming business. They are going to help me get a laptop and help me register for school! I would like to thank Abiola & Independence [Now] for helping me out. Thank[…]
Independence Now is currently recruiting new board members with finance, marketing, or fund development experience.
Like many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, Leon was isolated and missed being in the community. Luckily, through funding from the CARES Act, Independence Now was able to assist Leon with getting a new Chromebook.
“Now that I’m independent once again, it has allowed me to have a peaceful atmosphere…Financial independence also a plus.”
Na’Chelle Kelly wanted to continue her education and get a GED, but unstable housing and shared living spaces combined with her disability made that challenging. Moving into her new apartment as part of the Community Choice Homes program has made all the difference.
Approximately 2 years ago, Anjeanette Randolph started her own jewelry business Queen Bee Creations. Little did she know that when she started it, it would become a fun way to meet new friends and share a fun hobby.