Center for Independent Futures is celebrating 10 years of providing best practice products and services to support individuals with disabilities and their families! “It’s amazing to look back over these past 10 years and see how our vision has come to life," says Jane Doyle, Executive Director. “The dedication and hard work of staff and board members, partnerships with many incredible individual supporters, businesses and other organizations, and the commitment of our participants and families have been driving forces behind CIF’s successful expansion.”
In March, 2002, CIF was founded by Kay Branz and Jane Doyle in Evanston, Illinois. Kay and Jane came together out of a shared experience raising daughters with developmental disabilities. Because of the lack of services in Illinois, the founders of CIF decided they needed to create new ways to obtain needed services themselves.
“We are particularly excited that the best practice models and philosophies we have developed in our direct support of individuals and their families are now being implemented in schools, agencies and family groups throughout the state of Illinois,” says Doyle. “We look forward to continued growth as we expand our ability to effect the lives of individuals with disabilities through these channels.”