Center for Independence

Center for Independence Mission

The Center for Independence works to promote community solutions and to empower individuals with disabilities to live independently.

Center for Independence Vision

Accessibility for all!
CFI is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-residential, grassroots, State-of-Colorado certified independent living center, assisting people with disabilities since 1982.

What We Do

The Center for Independence offers a variety of programs and services to assist people with disabilities live more independently. All of our services are free (some of the recreation programs have a small fee associated) and available to people with disabilities. Please contact us to set up an appointment.

Our Programs at the Center for Independence

Low Vision: Older Blind Services Program

We offer support groups and individual training to help seniors with low vision and blindness live independently, remain active, and cope with vision loss. Find out more…

Hearing Services for Independent Living Program

We offer interpreter services, for deaf individuals, through independent contractors. We also have a video relay phone for program needs in our main office. Find out more…

Youth Transition Program

We help with benefits, service applications, support groups, and classes for young adults from ages 14-25. Find out more…

Job Training Program

CFI’s vocational program, New Horizon Vocational Center (NHVC), provides consumers training to join the workforce.  Our goal is to empower individuals, build self-confidence, and promote skills that translate into independent living, employment, and peer support. Find out more…

Computers: Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)

We offer specialized computer software and hardware training in our computer lab or in your home for a variety of skill levels. We also offer training and demonstration of low vision equipment in our Assistive Technology lab. Find out more…

Housing & Direct Services for Independent Living Program

We offer housing location assistance, nursing home transition, case management, benefit advocacy and application assistance. We also help with disability hearings, medical advocacy, grant assistance, durable medical equipment, daily living skills training, support group classes, information and referrals. Find out more…



740 Gunnison Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501