What We Do:

Person-Centered Coaching and Education Through coaching and experiential learning, we work alongside individuals with disabilities using a straightforward, person-centered approach to support them in living full and independent lives.

Community-Based Supported Housing We address one of the most important and least satisfied needs of people with disabilities: affordable, safe, and inclusive housing in their community, near family, loved ones, and friends, with access to transportation, jobs, shopping, services, and entertainment.

Inclusive Community Building We encourage people with different gifts and talents to band together, reach out for mutual support, form communities, and create the conditions for all to thrive.

Recent News

Join #TeamCIF for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Are you a runner looking to make a difference in your community? Do you have a passion for philanthropy and want to find a way to combine your love of running with giving back? Look no further! Join #TeamCIF! We are seeking enthusiastic runners to join our team for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon … Continue reading “Join #TeamCIF for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon”

Help us reach our 2023 fundraising goal!

We make full lives a reality Throughout our 20-year history, CIF has supported individuals with disabilities as they live their full lives. We have also supported their parents, siblings, and friends, who rest assured knowing that their loved one is supported with dignity and respect. CIF was founded by two mothers on a mission to … Continue reading “Help us reach our 2023 fundraising goal!”

The Coleman Foundation Match – a collaboration that makes full lives a reality

For 10 years, Center for Independent Futures and the Coleman Foundation have collaborated to develop self-directed supports for individuals with disabilities. With their vision to “create more compassionate, equitable and inclusive resources and opportunities that improve people’s lives with thoughtful and sustainable solutions,” the Coleman Foundation seeks “to preserve and strengthen the physical health and … Continue reading “The Coleman Foundation Match – a collaboration that makes full lives a reality”

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Regardless of your expertise or experience, giving of yourself can change lives for the better and create new possibilities for those with disabilities.

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Your tax-deductible contributions help us provide life-changing services, develop innovative solutions, and increase community education and outreach.