HOPE STARTS HERE

Center for Independent Futures is an Evanston, Illinois, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live full and more independent lives.

We create sustainable solutions through community living options, personal networks, and lifelong planning and education, tailored to support individuals and families as well as schools and agencies.

 

Recent News

Right to Independence

For almost 20 years, Independent Futures has been a haven for individuals with disabilities and their families navigating the adult world after public school supports end. In Illinois, we rank 47th nationally in funding for services that promote community inclusion and 47th in community employment. Families are left not knowing where to turn with a … Continue reading “Right to Independence”

The 2021 Jane Doyle Awesome Awards Winners

SPARK gives us a chance to celebrate the stellar individuals and organizations who support our work every day. Recipients of the Jane Doyle Awesome Awards represent Independent Futures through dedication, innovative leadership, personal integrity, and community-forward thinking. These awards are given to a community partner, a participant, and a staff member. Community Partner: As an employer … Continue reading “The 2021 Jane Doyle Awesome Awards Winners”

The Gift of a Sister’s Love

In 2007, Arnie Schumer and his sister, Karen Berkowsky, came to Center for Independent Futures. They had no doubt it was the right fit for him, but they could not afford services. Through a scholarship fund, Independent Futures offered Arnie the support he needed to live his full life. On May 22, 2017, Arnie passed … Continue reading “The Gift of a Sister’s Love”

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