Independence, Inc.

Advocacy -  Peer Support  -  Training  -  Transportation  -  Community Education

Serving Douglas, Jefferson and Franklin counties since 1978 by maximizing the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, peer support, training, transportation and community education


Female sitting on entry steps with dog        young female assisting a woman in a wheelchair at a health facility

male and female engaging in accessible music computer program that responds to body movement        Independence, Inc. employee helping woman in power chair out of a van

two young adults with disabilities dancing and playing music        young woman helping older man with exercises in a gym setting


Independence, Inc. has earned it's 2018 Guidestar Silver Seal of Transparency!


Your Gift Really does Matter!

If you've ever considered giving to Independence, Inc. to support our mission of maximizing the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, peer support, training, transportation and community education, visit our "Why Donate" page or contact us today for a tour or more information.

Interested in Planned Giving?

Start exploring the possibilities and see how we can work  together as forward-thinking, long-term partners to build our presence, impact, programs and services that are vital to our communities. Visit our Planned Giving Page or contact us today discuss the possibilities


Happy Thanksgiving! Our center will be CLOSED...

Independence, Inc. will be Closed Thursday, Nov. 22nd and Friday, Nov. 23rd for the Holiday weekend. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Inclement Weather info

If Lawrence schools close for snow and ice, we close our offices and do not provide transportation on those days to keep everyone safe. And if Lawrence classes start late or end early, we do the same. Please call our office or check back here if you are unsure of a weather closing.


Share in our vision

Partner with us as we work together in transforming our communities to be the best places in which people with disabilities can live, learn & work. Donate, volunteer, and spread the word about our services!