What We Do:

  • Person-centered life-skills coaching We walk alongside individuals with disabilities with a straightforward, person-centered approach to support them in living full, independent lives.
  • Community-based supported housing We address one of the most important needs of people with disabilities: affordable, safe, and inclusive housing in their community, near loved ones, and friends with access to transportation, shopping, services, and entertainment. 
  • Community-building activities We combat social isolation by engaging participants with self-selected activities in the community.  We encourage people with different gifts and talents to join together, reach out for mutual support, form communities, and create the conditions for all to thrive. 
  • School and agency consulting services We provide a comprehensive, digital life-skills curriculum based on our 20 years of experience in life-skills coaching. 

Recent News

Happy Pride Month from CIF

🌈🎉 Celebrating Pride Month: Embracing Diversity and Inclusivity! 🌈🎉 As we enter the vibrant and empowering month of Pride, we want to take a moment to recognize the incredible diversity within our community and shed light on an often overlooked intersection: the beautiful bond between the LGBTQ+ community and individuals with disabilities. At Center for … Continue reading “Happy Pride Month from CIF”

Brews & Bites Raffles – Bears & Beyonce

We are SO excited to announce the “B&B Raffles” – an amazing opportunity to support CIF!  Not only will you have a chance to win an incredible experience, but you will also make a meaningful impact to support full lives. Winners need not be present – anyone can win! The B&B Raffles offer two remarkable prizes – … Continue reading “Brews & Bites Raffles – Bears & Beyonce”

Brews & Bites is June 25

Join us on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at Double Clutch Brewing located at 2121 Ashland Avenue in Evanston. This large, accessible, relaxed venue will give us the chance to taste all kinds of beers, eat a delicious summer dinner, play Brews & Bites bingo, and much more!   All money raised at Brews & Bites will … Continue reading “Brews & Bites is June 25”

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