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Fostering Hope.
Integrating Services.

For 85 years, the Centers for Independence has strengthened communities by fostering hope and helping people advance their total health. CFI’s unmatched breadth of disability support services and resources through its affiliates – the Milwaukee Center for Independence, Home Care, First Person Care Consultants and iLIFE -- allows others to find value in themselves and see a path forward.

Our website domain, cfihope.org, was chosen because of the commitment of all of our affiliates to the Science of Hope, an initiative that is evidence-based and shows that hope – the belief that the future will be better than today, and that you play a role in making that future possible – can be learned and measured.

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Behavioral Health

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Nurse speaking with a young, disabled patient

Children's Services

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CFI clients working at Grebe's Bakery

Employment & Food Services

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Women talking about services for adults

Services for Adults

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Woman at crisis resource center

Crisis Resource Centers

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2023 ADAMM Auto Show Gala

Thank you to the supporters of MCFI

We’d like to thank the following organizations who provided an auction item in support of MCFI at the ADAMM Auto Show Gala!

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CFI's Al Hill recognized by BizTimes

Al Hill, CFI’s senior director of diversity and cultural competency, has been selected as a notable BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) executive by the BizTimes.

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Satisfaction with Services

CFI clients give us high marks! The results of our second persons served 2022 satisfaction survey are in. Overall, ALL scores for ALL questions scored a positive response of 90% or greater. Three programs scored a 100% positive response for one or more survey questions! Our goal is 85%, so this is an outstanding result.

Ever since I became a patient at the clinic, my life has changed for the better. I love the staff and my providers and trust that they do what they do in order to give me the best health care there is. 100% recommend.

You guys are amazing and made everything easier for my son.

I love the staff and the program because they allow me to be me. I am a very unique person in so many ways.

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Said They Felt Respected By Staff

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Said They Had A Say In Their Own Care

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Said They Would Refer A Friend

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Said They Trust CFI With Their Care

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Said CFI's Care Improved Their Life

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About Us

The Centers for Independence opened its doors in 1938, helping WWII immigrants find jobs — and refuge. Today, our impact is just as compelling. We help people in need, from newborns to the elderly, gain greater independence.

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When you donate to MCFI Foundation, you're giving people tools and support to live more independent and meaningful lives. Your gift can help a child achieve academically, a young adult find meaningful work to remain self-sufficient or a person living with mental illness gain strength to remain on the path to recovery, and more!

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CFI is committed to partnering and strengthening our communities and we provide meaningful opportunities toward this goal. If you are interested in employment, volunteer work or an internship at a mission-driven and innovative nonprofit organization, please contact us.

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