Vocational Program

Center for Independence’s Vocational Program offers assistance and support to help individuals receive training, obtain a job and be a successful employee. We work closely with those involved in the program to develop a plan that meets the individual’s goals and needs.


We provide information and support to assist adults with disabilities in meeting their independent living goals, including:

  • Assisting customers to move through the job search process in a timely and effective manner.

  • Supporting the relationship between customers and their Vocational Rehabilitation counselor or placement professional.

  • Gaining a better understanding of one’s disability.

  • Providing motivation and support to achieve personal goals.

  • Providing education and referrals to other appropriate CFI services, and to community and governmental resources.


CFI is an employment network under the Ticket to Work program offered through Social Security. The goal is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain and maintain employment at a level at or above SGA (Substantial Gainful Activity) levels.

If you need general information about the Ticket to Work or Social Security Work Incentives, please contact the Help Line Monday – Friday from 8 am to 8 pm (Mountain Time) at (866)-968-7842 (voice) or (866) 833-2967 (TTY). You may also call us and we will provide information.


 Comments from past Consumers:

“The day I first came to Center for Independence, I thought I could never find a job or live independently.  When I listened to what they suggested in the NHVC, I realized that I could work, be a productive member of society, and learn to live on my own.” ~Kyle Van Setten

 “CFI has been real good to me.  I got my job through NHVC and I do a real good job where I work.  I thank them for giving me this opportunity.  I love my job!” ~Bobby Mireles

“I think that New Horizons Vocational Center will give many disabled people a way to learn life skills and have fun.” ~Donna

“The people here are great. Very motivated and eager to help one another.”  ~Carmen

“It fulfills a missing need in the community” ~Dave

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