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

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”

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Red & Purple Line Accessibility

Accessible public transportation can be a cornerstone of a full life. The ability to get around gives us the freedom to keep from being isolated, keeps us connected with friends and family, and gets us to work. We encourage our community to have their voices heard on the issue of accessible public transit in northern … Continue reading “Let Your Voice Be Heard: Red & Purple Line Accessibility”

Join CIF for Trivia Night at Double Clutch! 

Come on out and join us for a hilarious night of trivia and fun on Sunday, April 16th from 5 – 7 pm, at Double Clutch Brewing Company, 2121 Ashland Avenue, Evanston. Buy your ticket now for only $25 for a fantastic night of trivia and laughs hosted by Strewpendous Productions. We will have fun … Continue reading “Join CIF for Trivia Night at Double Clutch! “

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