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IndependenceFirst is Metro Milwaukee's FIRST resource when people have questions regarding access and disability.  We offer over 20 Programs & Services to people with disabilities of all kinds, in all age groups and provide programs on disability awareness, employment tips and access to the general community.   Over 50% of our staff, managers and Board have disabilities themselves and this peer approach leads to excellent outcomes.


Vision: IndependenceFirst has a vision for full inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of our community and commits itself toward this end.

Mission: IndependenceFirst is a non-profit 501c3 Independent Living Center (ILC) directed and controlled by persons with disabilities, primarily serving the four county metropolitan Milwaukee area.  Our mission is to effectively facilitate empowerment of individuals with disabilities through:  education, advocacy, independent living services, coalition building.  IndependenceFirst promotes diversity and multicultural participation in its operations and services.