Who We Serve
According to the U.S. Census Bureau nearly one in five people or 56.7 million people in the US has a disability. Connections for Independent Living serves people with disabilities in Northern Colorado, providing advocacy, support, and education.
Why We Serve
The Independent Living movement was created to advocate for the right of people with disabilities to live in the community and access equal opportunities. Fifty percent of Connections staff and board members are people living with disabilities.
What We Do
Our mission is to promote the full inclusion and integration of people with all types of disabilities into all levels of society. We challenge barriers, both physical and attitudinal, which restrict the rights and personal development opportunities of people with disabilities. With a staff and board that consist largely of people with disabilities, we are effective in promoting independent living and empowerment.
Who makes up the Staff
Connections staff is made of Independent Living Specialists, a Transitional Team, Sign Language Interpreting Team and a Housing Coordinator for our Section 8 program.
Where We Serve
Established in 1986, Connections is one of nine certified Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in the State of Colorado. We serve Weld, Morgan, Logan, Washington, Sedgwick, Yuma, and Phillips Counties.