Mission: The center for independence is a 501(c)3 organization serving as a resource for individuals with disabilities to fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy, and independent living skills development. We serve people with disablilities in pierce, thurston and souuth king counties.
Programs: Advocacy & il skills training. Staff works one on one with people with significant disabilities to reach goals necessary to live independently. Provide in depth evaluation of a person's abilities and create a written report detailing where this person needs support to live independently.
youth transition program. Served young people with significant disabilities to coach them one on one to achieve goals towards living independently in the community, furthering education, obtaining services, finding jobs, and improving access to the community.
deinstitutionalization. Teaming with nursing homes and dshs to move people with significant disabilities out of nursing homes into the community.
support group (out & about). Provides peer support and peer mentoring for over 100 adults with significant disabilities to encourage independence, community access, and connections with each other. Improved social skills, increased health awareness, education on advocacy and civil rights, and a sense of community are all results for those in program. System advocacy. Working with local, state, and national government to educate them on how their decisions impact the population we serve. Social security work incentive planning.
I donated to the Center for Independence through Conductive Education - a non-profit organization that serves children with physical disabilities on their journey towards independence. The Center provides services to over 150 children a year, and have *never* turned a child away due to lack of insurance or inability to pay. I know that by donating to this organization, I am helping give back to the community at large. Children with physical disabilities deserve the opportunity to be fully-integrated into the school system and workforce. The Center's commitment to improving the lives of disadvantaged, under-served children with physical disabilities, with the ultimate intention of securing a better life that includes employment and independent living skills is something that I strongly believe in.