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Independence First

The Resource for People with Disabilities
For More than 40 Years

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Independence First

The Resource for People with Disabilities
For More than 40 Years

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Independent Living

We offer a wide range of services so people with disabilities can achieve their goals. Classes, workshops, home modification options, assistive technology and more. Our dedicated staff help foster empowerment, inclusion, and independence.

Programs & Workshops

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Personal Care In Your Home

You may need some assistance to live comfortably in your own home. Our Personal Assistance Services may be the perfect fit, whether you need help preparing meals, personal grooming or running errands. In some cases supportive care is also available. It’s up to you. You chose your caregiver. Perhaps a family member or friend. Your caregiver may be eligible to work for Independence First for pay and benefits.

Hire Your Own Care Giver

Meet some of the families in our program

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Services For Your Business

Make your business accessible to everyone. People with disabilities are valuable customers. Don’t turn them away! Our experts can help plan an accessible building or renovation. Your business may have an accessibility complaint or may want to avoid one. We can help!

Get More Customers & Workers



Your donation is so important.
You can help keep a person with a disability living in the community instead of an institution. 
Join us. Donate. Volunteer. Be a corporate sponsor.

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Upcoming Events

We offer events, including classes, social opportunities, fundraisers, and advocacy trips to the State Capitol. Our events are many and change often. If you have an idea for an event or class, let us know!

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