HOPE STARTS HERE
Center for Independent Futures is an Evanston, Illinois, not-for-profit 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.
When we first meet with a new family seeking services, we begin with a skills inventory of their loved one. The questions we ask can range from “Does your loved one know how to do their own laundry?” to “Do they know to lock the door when they leave?” One individual’s parent told us, “We’ve … Continue reading “How to Live With the Fear of Risk”
This June, you can support Center for Independent Futures at your favorite neighborhood pizza place, Gigio’s Pizzeria! For every extra-large pizza ordered during the month, Gigio’s will donate two dollars to Center for Independent Futures. Month-Long Fundraiser for Independent Futures This year will be the 4th in a row that Gigo’s is supporting our community. … Continue reading “Through June: XL Pizza Supports Independent Futures”
For the last four years, participant Caleb Streeter has joined our Bike the Drive Dream Team biking up Lake Shore Drive. Over these four years, the event has become a family tradition for the Streeters. Caleb’s father, Bill, joins the Dream Team too, and together they typically bike from Buckingham Fountain to Sheridan. But this … Continue reading “How We Prepare for Bike the Drive”