• AHCA Cuts
  • A Community of Caring
  • Adaptive Technology
  • Affordable Office Space
  • AHCA Cuts

    The Senate proposal of the American Health Care Act proposes deep cuts to funding to services for people with disabilities. Read more about how to help stop this severe cut.

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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.

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Low Vision

Low Vision

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Benefit Counseling

Benefit Counseling

Adaptive Technology

Adaptive Technology

Help with Jobs

Help with Jobs

Youth in Transition

Youth in Transition

  • Low Vision
  • Deaf and Hard of 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.
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

    MEETING YOUR COMMUNICATION NEEDS CFI provides C.A.R.T. and American Sign Language interpreting services. We do our best to provide you with the most efficient services for your appointments when and where you need us. We listen to your needs and our clients' needs and strive to provide the most appropriate service for your unique appointments. We have a fully trained professional staff and with the oversight from the Deaf Services Program Manager, Lehua DeLong, you can rely on us to interpret effectively and with integrity. Working with sign language interpreters and qualified providers can be a new and overwhelming experience. Here at the Center for Independence we can make that experience easier by providing you with the appropriate service and service providers needed to match yours and your clients' or patients' specific needs. We take time to evaluate the needs of our clients to ensure effective communication can take place. To allow your organization to better understand policies, procedures and compliance with the ADA Law, we have compiled a list of resources to quickly address questions you may have. If you have further questions, please contact us.
  • 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.

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FREE FLU SHOTS

What: MarillacHealth is offering free flu shots to the public, ages 4 and up When: Throughout the winter season until the supply is gone Where: Marillac Main Clinic, 2333 N. 6th St -or- Marillac County Clinic, 510 29 ½ Road How: Walk into either clinic, 7 am-5:30 pm and request a flu shot. We make it quick and easy!  

FREE DENTAL CARE

What: Free Dental Day! Give Kids a Smile Day is an annual one-day event to provide FREE education and preventive dental care to uninsured children from low and middle income families in Mesa County, aged 8 – 18 years old. Appointments available every 50 minutes, from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. There will be a short guest appearance by Miss Colorado, Chloe Brown! When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where: MarillacHealth, 2333 N. 6th Street, Grand Junction, CO How: Call 298-6320 to make your FREE appointment.

Kayla's new wheels

The Center for Independence in Grand Junction was happy to gift a beautiful donated scooter to Kayla (of “Kayla’s Korner” blog) this week. The scooter is lightweight and foldable and fits Kayla perfectly. As you can see by her huge smile, the scooter was deeply appreciated.

 

 

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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: 970-822-7010
FAX: 970-822-7011

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