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

SPARK 2022: Tickets on sale NOW!

We are excited to announce that tickets for the SPARK 2022: Building a Brighter Future Benefit are now on sale! Invitations are hitting the mailboxes this week, but digital sales are already open.   Please join us for an evening of celebration honoring Center for Independent Futures’ 20 years of supporting full lives on Thursday, October … Continue reading “SPARK 2022: Tickets on sale NOW!”

CIF Bingo Night is back and in Evanston

On August 21, Center for Independent Futures (CIF) is excited to host Bingo Night, an inclusive event full of fun, laughs, and prizes from 6:00-8:00 pm at Double Clutch Brewing Company, 2121 Ashland Avenue, Evanston. Prior to the pandemic, CIF hosted Bingo Night at Hamburger Mary’s in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. For years, participants, family, board … Continue reading “CIF Bingo Night is back and in Evanston”

Bike the Drive: What a Ride!

Since 2012, Team CIF Bike Club has ridden Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s FifthThird Bike the Drive. Our team joins thousands of other cyclists for the one day in the year when the length of Lake Shore Drive is open to cyclists and closed to auto traffic. What a great way to kick off fall … Continue reading “Bike the Drive: What a Ride!”

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