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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.
Before the pandemic, I was working at Nordstrom in Old Orchard usually 3 to 4 days a week. I was a busser in the Cafe, and I cleaned tables, put dishes in the back, and cleaned the floor. I had been at that job for about 10 years. I first learned about the pandemic in … Continue reading “Working Before and After the Pandemic by Adam Wiser”
Center for Independent Futures is excited to announce that Richard “Dick” Malone will be joining CIF as our third Executive Director. Ann Sickon will continue in the short term as Independent Futures’ Senior Executive Advisor. Dick will be joining Center for Independent Futures after 11 years at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, where he was … Continue reading “Richard Malone joins Independent Futures as Executive Director”
We have our gears greased and our tires pumped! TeamCIF is a community of adults with and without disabilities who participate in the Fifth Third Bike the Drive every year. This group is committed to raising funds for Center for Independent Futures, which supports adults with disabilities living full, independent lives. Every dollar raised supports … Continue reading “Team CIF is ready to roll – Bike the Drive 2021”