Independence First, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 28 28 reviews
Civil Rights, Disabilities, Human Services
540 S. 1st St. Milwaukee WI 53204 USA
IndependenceFirst is a non-profit agency directed by, and for the benefit of, persons with disabilities. We primarily serve the four county metro Milwaukee area. Our vision is for full inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of our community. With over 20 programs to benefit independent living and access for people with disabilities, we serve thousands each year. We’re the community’s FIRST resource when they have questions about disability and access, answering nearly 6,000 information and referral calls each year. We serve people with all kinds of disability, in all age groups. Over 51% of our staff, managers and Board have disabilities themselves.
People with disabilities of all kinds, in all age groups. Family members or other service providers who are interested in independent living for people with disabilities. Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties primarily, but some statewide programs.
Geographic areas served:
Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties primarily, some statewide programs
Advocacy - individual and Systemic, Assistive Technology Consultation, Independent Living Skills training for youth and adults, Benefits & Employment Counseling, Job Club, Peer Support, Information & Referral, Accessibility Consultation, Counseling & Services for Victims of Abuse who have disabilities, Personal Assistance Services, Attendant Referral, Wheelchair Sports & Adaptive Recreation for Youth and Adults, Youth Leadership Training and Skill Building, and MUCH MORE!
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Mjcb's Review for Independence First, Inc.
Independence First is highly regarded as one of the premier organizations in training individuals with disabilities in the area of assistive technology. From simple to complex tools, this organization finds ways to assist youth and adults in leveling the terrain.
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