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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.
Individuals with disabilities should have access to all the opportunities that a full, independent life offers. To achieve that access, many individuals need support from organizations like Center for Independent Futures. But what happens when a family can’t afford those services? A Journey to Community Support Arnie Schumer and his sister, Karen Berkowsky, could not … Continue reading “Arnie Schumer Scholarship Fund Created”
Hamburger Mary’s is a staple in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, featuring a dining room, an upstairs cabaret with karaoke, and a brewing company next door. On July 1st, participants, family, board members, and staff gathered at Hamburger Mary’s in Andersonville for a fun evening of charity night HamBingo. Fun With Charity Night HamBingo We rounded out … Continue reading “Inclusive Fun at Charity Night HamBingo”
When running has been part of someone’s life for a long time, the next logical step might seem like completing a marathon — 26.2 miles of feet hitting the pavement and sweat dripping down your face. A ton of hard work goes into getting ready for a marathon. You might find yourself asking, “Why would … Continue reading “Finding Community Through the Chicago Marathon”