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Since 1979, IndependenceFirst is a community-based, non-residential Independent Living Center (CIL) in Milwaukee, WI. IndependenceFirst is proud to be one of the largest CILs in the nation.  The organization is nationally recognized as an innovative leader in service delivery and advocacy. Want to work for us? Check our employment opportunities.

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Check our online catalog for current items available through our IndependenceFirst Mobility Store program. Shop Now

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Also, check out our other items for sale including coloring books, a communication guide and a Caregiving hardcover.  

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The Resource For People with Disabilities

IndependenceFirst is Metro Milwaukee's FIRST resource when people have questions regarding access and disability.  We offer over 20 Programs & Services to people with disabilities of all kinds, in all age groups and provide programs on disability awareness, employment tips and access to the general community.   Over 50% of our staff, managers and Board have disabilities themselves and this peer approach leads to excellent outcomes
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It's a great time to make a difference

Find out how you can get involved and have an impact on someone's life. Click to read more about the different opportunities available.