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CFI welcomes Steven DeVougas as vice president of Legal and Compliance

By Kasey Chard, Associate Director, Development

MILWAUKEE (April 12, 2023) – Steven DeVougas joins the Centers for Independence (CFI) as Vice President of Legal and Compliance. In this role, Steven oversees and directs the agency’s compliance program...

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MCFI Named Local Food for Schools Grant Recipient

By Kasey Chard, Associate Director, Development & Donor Engagement

MILWAUKEE (Jan. 31, 2023) – The Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI), an affiliate of the Centers for Independence, has received a $500,000 award from the Wisconsin Local Food for Schools program. This...

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CFI earns three-year CARF accreditation

By Candace Romano, Associate Director of Marketing

MILWAUKEE (July 11, 2022) - The Centers for Independence is honored to announce that it has been accredited by CARF for a period of three years. The following program areas received the accreditation:•...

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CFI among partners on $16M community center project

By Bobby Tanzilo,

With $5 million in support from the State of Wisconsin, Near West Side Partners will convert a vacant four-story building on the northwest corner of 27th and Wells Streets into a $16 million community...

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MCFI expands behavioral health services to children

By Candace Romano, Associate Director of Marketing

MILWAUKEE (April 25, 2022) -- MCFI’s Behavioral Health Services is expanding its services to treat children ages 5 and younger who are experiencing mental health issues. The clinic is supported by two...

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Grant will help CFI address diversity in the community

By Candace Romano, Associate Director of Marketing

MILWAUKEE (March 31, 2022) - CFI has been awarded a $100,000 grant that will create strategies to address the impact the pandemic had on employment within marginalized communities within Milwaukee County....

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New, rare feature on Centers for Independence's website makes it easier to use for people with disabilities

By Candace Romano, Associate Director of Marketing

MILWAUKEE (Feb. 7, 2022) – The Centers for Independence's website,, now has a new tool that’ll make the site easier to navigate for people who have challenges reading standard webpages.In partnership...

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