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A Community of Caring

Our compassionate staff is well-trained and experienced in navigating the many challenges of living with special needs.

Adaptive Technology

We can help low vision and low hearing clients enjoy technology in ways not previously possible.

Affordable Office Space

Center for Independence in Grand Junction is also a central hub for area non-profit organizations offering affordable leasing options with plenty of great meeting space.

Upcoming Events

30 Aug 2016

05:30PM - 08:00PM
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Voting Rights for People with Disabilities

Please join center for Independence along with PEAK Parent Center and Disability Law Colorado for a Voting Rights and Responsibility for People with Disabilities training in Grand Junction.

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Low Vision

Low Vision

Hearing Services

Hearing Services

Benefit Counseling

Benefit Counseling

Adaptive Technology

Adaptive Technology

Help with Jobs

Help with Jobs

Youth in Transition

Youth in Transition

  • Low Vision
  • Hearing Services
  • Benefit Counseling
  • Adaptive Technology
  • Help with Jobs
  • Youth in Transition
  • Low Vision

    Low Vision CFI offers support groups and individual training to help seniors with low vision and blindness live independently, remain active, and cope with vision loss. Low Vision Older Blind Services We have a low-vision lab to demonstrate assistive devices and specialized software. Low Vision Services
    • Volunteer Readers*
    • Daily Living & Independent Skills training
    • Sighted Guide
    • Vocational Skills training - computers, keyboarding, resume writing, and job preparation
    • Peer Counseling, Support Groups*, Recreation*
    • Advocacy for the Vision Impaired and Blind
    • Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • In-Service Training & Presentations (provided to other service providers)
    • Exemption Directory Assistance charger
    • TAP - Telephone Assistance Program
    We train our consumers to use adaptive technology and help people with in-home safety/security needs. Please call for appointment 970-241-0315. Not all services are available in all counties.
  • Hearing Services

    WE OFFER INTERPRETER SERVICES BY INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND PROVIDE FEE-FOR-SERVICE ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS. Deaf consumers receive free interpreting services and businesses are charged. We also have a video relay phone for program needs in our main office.
  • Benefit Counseling

    CFI offers housing locaiton assistance, nursing home transition, case management, benefit advocay and application assistance such as SSDI and SSI. Visit our our program page for more information.
  • Adaptive Technology

    We have computers available for resume writing and basic software skill building practice. We also offer training and demonstration of low vision equipment in our low vision lab. Learn about our technology progam.
  • Help with Jobs

    CFI’s vocational program, New Horizon Vocational Center (NHVC), provides consumers training to join the workforce. Our goal is to empower individuals, build self-confidence, and promote skills that translate into independent living, employment, and peer support. Learn more about this program
  • Youth in Transition

    Positive Access to Community Transition (PACT) is a weekly life skills class which assists young adults with disabilities between the ages of 14-25 to build or strengthen their independent living skills as they move toward becoming an adult. Transition can be defined as moving from one life stage to another. Many young adults and their parents may be thinking about or discussing the following questions: What do I do after high school? Do I have the skills I need to find and keep a job? Am I able to live on my own? Do I need to apply for SSI/SSDI? How am I going to get around town? Do I know my rights and how to speak up for myself? Do I know how to manage my money? Visit our program page for more.

Grand Junction Location
740 Gunnison Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

OFFICE: 970-241.0315
TOLL FREE: 800-613-2271
FAX: 970-245-3341
Glenwood Springs Location
823 Blake Street, STE 102
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
OFFICE: 970-718-5155
FAX: 970-340-8845
Montrose location
245 South Cascade, STE B
Montrose, CO 81401
OFFICE: 970-249-3783
FAX: 970-249-8125
Rifle location
1430 RAILROAD AVE. STE F2
RIFLE, CO 81650
OFFICE: 970-665-9390
FAX: 970-665-9290