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Services for Adults

We provide supportive services that range from in-home personal care to fun and exciting recreational activities.

Clients enjoying gift of hydroponics

Who doesn’t love fresh food straight from a garden? Our day program clients sure do.

The family of one of the program participants made a generous donation so that it could purchase a hydroponics system for the department.

“Our participants love growing and eating their own food,” said Susan Winans, who oversees our horticulture programming.

Hydroponics is a way of growing plants without using soil. Instead of getting nutrients from soil, plants get the nutrients needed from the water that is constantly pumped through the system. The participants add other necessary nutrients to the water. Because the nutrient and pH levels, and the light source, remain consistent, this is considered an efficient way to grow food.

Currently, the participants in the horticulture therapy program are growing 144 heads of lettuce by way of the hydroponics system.

“We are looking forward to using the lettuce we grow to make healthy salads,” Susan said.

Transplanting seed in hydroponic farm
Chris Olson brain injury

Success Story: Preserving a memory

Several years ago, Chris Olson was riding his bike when he was hit by a truck. It changed his life forever.

Chris suffered a brain injury, which severely impacted his memory, and had part of his leg below the knee amputated. For years, he struggled with remembering simple things such as people's names.

Done with having a dormant life, Chris took the initiative to make life better for himself. That's when he found Centers for Independence (CFI).

With the help of staff and a notebook, Chris' memory continues to improve to where he believes he is more independent than he was in the early months following the onset of the injury.

Watch Chris' story
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Adult Day Services

Our Adult Day Services focus on wellness, offering adults and young adults a chance to live more independently.

Who We Serve

Youth, adults and older adults with an intellectual or developmental disability who need help to remain living independently or need outlets to socialize and engage in the community.

What We Offer

Our Adult Day Services, formerly LIFE (Leisure, Inclusion, Fun and Experiences), are a range of services that help people with disabilities improve their health and well-being, independent living skills, and ability to socialize and be an active part of the community.

Contact Info & Location

Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Call: 414-937-2099
Fax: 414-481-1433
Email: info@cfihope.org

Office Location

2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 5233

Brain Health

People recovering from a brain injury, stroke or neurological condition get the rehabilitation help they need through our brain health program.

Who We Serve

Adults recovering from a traumatic or acquired brain injury, stroke, or work-related injury.

What We Offer

  • People recovering from a brain injury, stroke or neurological condition get the rehabilitation help they need through our brain health program.
  • Our interdisciplinary team provides community based outpatient services and treatment in one convenient location. Educational resources and support are available for clients, caregivers and families.
  • Our services include rehabilitation, medication management, and community and social re-integration.

 

Contact Info & Location

Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 414-937-2147
Fax: 414-937-2021
Email: info@cfihope.org

Office Location

2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53233

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iLIFE

iLIFE, LLC, is an affiliate of the Centers for Independence. It is a financial management services provider for people enrolled in long-term care programs. We process payroll, handle taxes, and educate consumers to help program participants gain independence.

iLIFE

Who We Serve

Older adults and people with disabilities who participate in a self-directed support program.

What We Offer

Support for people in long-term care programs.

Contact Info

We provide services statewide and have office locations in Glendale, Madison, Eau Claire, Rice Lake and Wausau.

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First Person Care Consultants

First Person Care Consultants is an affiliate of the Centers for Independence. it is a nonprofit organization and certified IRIS Consultant Agency. We provide experienced consultants to support IRIS participants of all ages and abilities as they self-direct their long-term care services.

First Person Care Consultants

Who We Serve

Older adults and people with disabilities who are enrolled in the IRIS program.

What We Offer

  • Enrolling in IRIS.
  • Developing your personal, self-directed service plan.
  • Talking with you about your long-term care choices.
  • Completing annual IRIS education requirements and forms.
  • Completing required annual screenings.
  • Supporting your right to self-direct your services.
  • Resolving any conflicts or issues related to the program.

 

Contact Info

Contact First Person Care Consultants