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
Daily Living & Independent Skills training
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cuts announced in the Senate version for the AHCA severely impact Medicaid funding for people living with disabilities. Read the open letter from CFI Executive Director, Linda Taylor to learn how you can help make a difference and stop the cuts.
Both Grand Junction and Montrose saw big turnouts as the Low Vision Resource Fair brought new technlogies and new solutions to people living with low-vision on the western slope of Colorado. See the pictures of the event!
Join Center for Independence and Ensight Skills Center for Vision Rehabilitation for the Low Vision Resource Fair. Two events, one in Grand Junction at Center for Indpendence on May 10 and one in Montrose at Montrose Events Center on May 11.