Center for Independent Futures

Center for Independent Futures Center for Independent Futures is a nonprofit that supports individuals with disabilities.
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What We Do:

Person-Centered Coaching and Education- Through coaching and experiential learning, work alongside individuals with disabilities using a straightforward, person-centered approach to support them in living full and independent lives. Community-Based Supported Housing- Address one of the most important and least satisfied needs of people with disabilities: affordable, safe, and inclusiv

e housing in their community, near family, loved ones, and friends, with access to transportation, jobs, shopping, services, and entertainment. Inclusive Community Building- 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.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Calling all passionate runners! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈWinter might have settled in, but we know runners are already dreaming ...
01/08/2024

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Calling all passionate runners! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Winter might have settled in, but we know runners are already dreaming about their next marathon conquest. πŸŒ¬οΈβ„οΈ Gear up for an unforgettable experience as we invite you to join TeamCIF for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! πŸŒ†πŸ…CIF still has a few Charity Entries left. If you are interested, visit this link to learn more: independentfutures.org/bank-of-america-chicago-marathon

Let's turn the winter chill into a training thrill! Lace-up those running shoes, set your sights on the Chicago skyline, and let's make every step count. Together, we can make a lasting impact! πŸŒˆπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

🎸🎷Weekend vibes in full swing this  !There's something magical about weekends - the perfect time to let loose, jam out, ...
01/05/2024

🎸🎷Weekend vibes in full swing this !

There's something magical about weekends - the perfect time to let loose, jam out, and create memories that echo with laughter and music.

So grab some friends and let the good times roll! πŸŽΌπŸŽ‰

There is still time to register for CIF's Winter 2024 Activities! We offer both Zoom and in-person options. Registration...
01/04/2024

There is still time to register for CIF's Winter 2024 Activities! We offer both Zoom and in-person options. Registration is open through Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 3:00 pm. Click here to register or learn more! https://ow.ly/tfTX50QnWu6

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Are you making any New Year's resolutions for 2024? Thinking about running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon...
01/02/2024

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Are you making any New Year's resolutions for 2024? Thinking about running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? πŸŒ†πŸ…

Center for Independent Futures still has a few Charity Entries left! If you are interested or want to learn more, visit our website independentfutures.org/bank-of-america-chicago-marathon

Together, we can make a lasting impact in the lives with individuals with disabilities! πŸŒˆπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Bibs Available Hey awesome runners! As part of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Charity Program, CIF has an entry with your name on it! Join our awesome , lace up those sneakers, and let’s hit the pavement for an incredible cause. We’re a...

Happy New Year, everybody!! πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰
01/01/2024

Happy New Year, everybody!! πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰

We think 2023 deserves another year-end collage!! As we bid farewell to 2023, let's cherish the amazing moments we've sh...
12/31/2023

We think 2023 deserves another year-end collage!! As we bid farewell to 2023, let's cherish the amazing moments we've shared. Here's to the laughter, the lessons, and all the unforgettable memories we've created together! πŸŽ‰πŸ“Έ

Don't forget, any tax-deductible gift made to CIF before midnight on December 31st will not only support our ongoing coaching & activities but also pave the way for new initiatives that promise to create even more full lives.

Your generosity ensures that we can continue to provide essential resources, services, and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Together, let's make the upcoming year a beacon of hope, opportunity, and progress for all. https://ow.ly/lpmB50QmCUw

2023 was an amazing year at Center for Independent Futures!  We witnessed groundbreaking initiatives and celebrated nume...
12/30/2023

2023 was an amazing year at Center for Independent Futures! We witnessed groundbreaking initiatives and celebrated numerous success stories that touched our hearts. Together, we have embraced learning, shared laughter, and forged lasting memories. Let's raise a toast to the memorable times we've shared. πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚ 🍾

Remember, there's still an opportunity to make a lasting impact in 2023. Any tax-deductible gift made to CIF before midnight on December 31st will not only support our ongoing coaching & activities but also pave the way for new initiatives that promise to create even more full lives. https://ow.ly/4KQW50QmCBk

πŸŽ‰ Hi there, CIF family! As we wrap up another awesome year, let's take a fun stroll down memory lane. 2023 was jam-packe...
12/29/2023

πŸŽ‰ Hi there, CIF family! As we wrap up another awesome year, let's take a fun stroll down memory lane. 2023 was jam-packed with cool stuff, from game-changing programs to heartwarming success stories. We've laughed, we've learned, and we've definitely made some memories. So, grab a cup, settle in, and let's relive the good times together! https://mailchi.mp/independentfutures/may-newsletter-13817250

12/28/2023

Thank you for making a difference in 2023!

Families come to Center for Independent Futures because we've been working for 20 years, supporting folks with disabilit...
12/27/2023

Families come to Center for Independent Futures because we've been working for 20 years, supporting folks with disabilities. Here's a sneak peek of what we're up to:

β€’ Personalized life-skills coaching
β€’ Supported housing
β€’ Community activities
β€’ School and agency consulting services

But here's the thing: we can't do it alone. We need your fantastic support. Seriously, it's not just "nice-to-have"; it's a game-changer for so many families out there. Let's team up and make magic happen! Together, we'll light up the path for individuals with disabilities, helping them dream big and achieve even bigger. So, are you in for making some smiles and changing lives today? Click here https://ow.ly/r99450QlwnL

πŸŒ†πŸ… Are you looking for a Charity Entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? TeamCIF still has a few Charity Entries...
12/26/2023

πŸŒ†πŸ… Are you looking for a Charity Entry for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? TeamCIF still has a few Charity Entries left! If you are interested or want to learn more, visit our website independentfutures.org/bank-of-america-chicago-marathon

Together, we can make a lasting impact in the lives with individuals with disabilities! πŸŒˆπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

12/25/2023
CIF hopes you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Our office will reopen on Wednesday, December 27.
12/23/2023

CIF hopes you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Our office will reopen on Wednesday, December 27.

The CIF Winter 2024 Activities Calendar is here and offers both Zoom and in-person activities. Registration is now open!...
12/21/2023

The CIF Winter 2024 Activities Calendar is here and offers both Zoom and in-person activities. Registration is now open! Click here to register or learn more! https://ow.ly/trK350QkPEw

At Center for Independent Futures, we walk alongside individuals with disabilities as they live their fullest lives. Thr...
12/20/2023

At Center for Independent Futures, we walk alongside individuals with disabilities as they live their fullest lives. Through our life-skills coaching, every individual's unique abilities are recognized and valued. Skill development is an ongoing process that unlocks opportunities enriches lives, and fosters a sense of accomplishment. CIF coaches support individuals with IDD to thrive, learn, lead fulfilling lives, and attain their goals, guided by their hopes and dreams. Want to learn more? Contact CIF's Intake Manager at: [email protected] or call 847.328.2044.

There is still time to be a CIF Superhero! πŸ…When you give $1000 or more to CIF before the end of 2023, it will be matche...
12/19/2023

There is still time to be a CIF Superhero! πŸ…

When you give $1000 or more to CIF before the end of 2023, it will be matched - dollar for dollar. It's like a power-up for your generosity!

Is a thousand too much of a stretch? Here’s option #2! If you open your own donation page on CIF’s fundraising platform – and your page TOTALS $1000 by midnight on New Year's Eve, these donors will match your total just like a single gift!

So, gear up, grab your capes (or credit cards), and let's make a difference together. Your support doesn't just get matched; it gets supercharged! Let's show the world the power of giving and make 2023 the year CIF soars to new heights! https://ow.ly/6nbZ50Qkivc

🌟 Happy  , Everyone! πŸŒ§οΈπŸŽ„πŸ’™Wishing you a delightful weekend, whether it's sunny or rainy, or both! β˜”βœ¨ Embrace the holiday ...
12/15/2023

🌟 Happy , Everyone! πŸŒ§οΈπŸŽ„πŸ’™

Wishing you a delightful weekend, whether it's sunny or rainy, or both! β˜”βœ¨ Embrace the holiday spirit and find joy in the little moments, rain or shine. πŸŽπŸŽ‰

Whether you're exploring holiday markets in the sunshine or drizzle, make it a weekend filled with warmth and festive cheer! Let's celebrate the season together! πŸŽ…πŸ»β„οΈ

Here's to a weekend of making memories and finding beauty in every weather condition! πŸ₯³πŸŒ§οΈ

πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈBe a CIF Superhero! πŸ… When you give $1000 or more to CIF before the end of 2023, our superhero donors will be there,...
12/12/2023

πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈBe a CIF Superhero! πŸ…

When you give $1000 or more to CIF before the end of 2023, our superhero donors will be there, matching it dollar for dollar. It's like a power-up for your generosity!

Is a thousand too much of a stretch? Here’s option #2! If you open your own donation page on CIF’s fundraising platform – and your page TOTALS $1000 by midnight on New Year's Eve, these donors will match your total just like a single gift!

So, gear up, grab your capes (or credit cards), and let's make a difference together. Your support doesn't just get matched; it gets supercharged! Let's show the world the power of giving and make 2023 the year CIF soars to new heights! https://ow.ly/l5Ae50QgR2q

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Calling all passionate runners! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈWinter might have settled in, but we know runners are already dreaming ...
12/11/2023

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Calling all passionate runners! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Winter might have settled in, but we know runners are already dreaming about their next marathon conquest. πŸŒ¬οΈβ„οΈ Gear up for an unforgettable experience as we invite you to join TeamCIF for the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! πŸŒ†πŸ…CIF still has a few Charity Entries left. If you are interested, please call (847) 328-2044 or email us at [email protected].

Let's turn the winter chill into a training thrill! Lace-up those running shoes, set your sights on the Chicago skyline, and let's make every step count. Together, we can make a lasting impact! πŸŒˆπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Happy  ! Wishing you all a fabulous weekend filled with laughter & love! Let's go beyond the screens and connect with ea...
12/08/2023

Happy ! Wishing you all a fabulous weekend filled with laughter & love! Let's go beyond the screens and connect with each other in real life! Whether it's a cozy brunch, a spontaneous adventure, or just chilling with your favorite people, make those bonds stronger than ever. πŸš€πŸ’–

Don't forget to share your weekend adventures in the comments below! Let's inspire each other and spread those good vibes. πŸ“ΈπŸ˜„

πŸ₯³ Cheers to an amazing weekend, CIF fam! 🎊🌈

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ½Team CIF will soon be reopening our 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration.  If you do not snag a bib i...
12/06/2023

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ½Team CIF will soon be reopening our 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration. If you do not snag a bib in the lottery, consider running for ! We will send a post-drawing registration link to anyone interested in joining us and fundraising to support full lives for individuals with disabilities. Just email us at [email protected] if you are interested!

Discover a world of housing possibilities with the New Futures Initiativeβ„’ (NFI) presented by Center for Independent Fut...
12/05/2023

Discover a world of housing possibilities with the New Futures Initiativeβ„’ (NFI) presented by Center for Independent Futures. We've crafted a user-friendly, step-by-step process empowering families to unlock supported living options right in their own neighborhoods. NFI presents a series of engaging workshops that equip individuals and families with the tools, materials, and professional resources necessary to take tangible steps forward. NFI serves as a practical roadmap, leading families towards housing solutions that make financial sense and create enduring personal networks. These solutions aren't just about the present; they're about fostering independence for years to come. https://ow.ly/uELO50QfLis

It's time to be a CIF Superhero! Picture this: when you give $1000 or more to CIF before the end of 2023, it will be mat...
12/04/2023

It's time to be a CIF Superhero!

Picture this: when you give $1000 or more to CIF before the end of 2023, it will be matched dollar for dollar. It's like a power-up for your generosity!

Is a thousand too much of a stretch? Here’s option #2! If you open your own donation page on CIF’s fundraising platform – and your page TOTALS $1000 by midnight on New Year's Eve, your total will be matched just like a single gift!

So, gear up, grab your capes (or credit cards), and let's make a difference together. Your support doesn't just get matched; it gets supercharged! Let's show the world the power of giving and make 2023 the year CIF soars to new heights! https://ow.ly/1QpB50QeAoC

Happy  , everyone! 🌟 Whether the weather is a little frightful or oh-so delightful, let's kick off the weekend with full...
12/01/2023

Happy , everyone! 🌟 Whether the weather is a little frightful or oh-so delightful, let's kick off the weekend with full hearts and positive vibes! πŸ’–βœ¨

Even if there's a chill in the air, let's get out there and embrace the joy of the holiday season! Chicago, you may be a bit frosty, but your festive spirit is off the charts. πŸ™οΈ πŸŒ¬οΈβ„οΈ

🌟✨ Thank You for Making Giving Tuesday Unforgettable! ✨🌟We are overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement as we reflect o...
11/29/2023

🌟✨ Thank You for Making Giving Tuesday Unforgettable! ✨🌟

We are overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement as we reflect on the tremendous success of 2023 in support of the Center for Independent Futures! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰

Let's keep the momentum going and show the world what a compassionate and caring community can achieve together. If you haven't had a chance to contribute yet, there's still time to be part of this impactful movement. Your support, no matter the size, has the power to transform lives and empower individuals to live the lives they envision. https://ow.ly/LMLo50QcAeo

πŸŒ™ Did   slip by in the hustle and bustle? No worries! 🎁✨ The spirit of giving doesn't have a deadline. You can still mak...
11/29/2023

πŸŒ™ Did slip by in the hustle and bustle? No worries! 🎁✨ The spirit of giving doesn't have a deadline.

You can still make a difference throughout December and qualify for our year-end match! πŸŒŸπŸ’– Every donation counts, and with our generous match, your impact doubles! πŸš€πŸ’ͺ Let's spread joy and create positive change together! 🌈✨ https://ow.ly/rIsP50QaqVe

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🌟 Afternoon reminder, amazing community! Don't forget, there's still time to make a BIG impact this   and kick-off our y...
11/28/2023

🌟 Afternoon reminder, amazing community! Don't forget, there's still time to make a BIG impact this and kick-off our year-end match! πŸ•’ Until midnight on New Year's Eve, every donation of $1,000 or more will be MATCHED, doubling your generosity! πŸŽπŸ’•

Let's seize this opportunity to create lasting change together! https://ow.ly/84m450QapwP

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🌟 Happy  , everyone! 🌟 We're thrilled to announce the launch of our year-end campaign! πŸš€βœ¨ Starting today until the clock...
11/28/2023

🌟 Happy , everyone! 🌟 We're thrilled to announce the launch of our year-end campaign! πŸš€βœ¨

Starting today until the clock hits midnight on New Year's Eve, every donation of $1,000 or more will be DOUBLED, thanks to an incredible donor who's passionate about making CIF's 2023 fundraising finale unforgettable! πŸ’– https://ow.ly/vH7P50Qapj0
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CIF is excited to announce that starting tomorrow on   and running all through December, every contribution of $1,000 or...
11/27/2023

CIF is excited to announce that starting tomorrow on and running all through December, every contribution of $1,000 or over will be MATCHED dollar for dollar, amplifying the positive change we can create together. πŸŒŸπŸ’–

Together, we can make this holiday season one of empowerment, hope, and fulfillment for everyone in our community. Stay tuned for more updates, and let's make December a month of doubling the joy and impact! https://ow.ly/yCPh50QbzS9

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1015 Davis Street
Evanston, IL
60201

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(847) 328-2044

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Living Full Lives

Independent Futures was founded by two mothers who, like any parent, wanted the best possible opportunities to be available for their daughters. In 2002, Jane & Kay founded Center for Independent Futures to provide services to families of loved ones with disabilities. Since then, Independent Futures has been guided by the belief that every person deserves access to every opportunity of a full life.

From living independently and being healthy to working and giving back in the community, living full lives means individuals with disabilities are able to be active in the community and activities of their choice. Our innovative service models open doors for adults with disabilities and their families.

Today, Independent Futures provides excellent direct service based on person-centered planning and participants’ hopes & dreams. Nationally, we also provide training to family groups interested in creating housing options for their loved ones with disabilities through our New Futures Initiative. Finally, our My Full Life online learning tool helps hundreds of individuals by training agency professionals and educators on person-centered planning across the country.

As Independent Futures looks toward our future, we are engaged, dedicated, and ready to continue working toward our vision of the future when individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to live the full, independent futures of their choice.


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