Office Currently Closed

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our physical office is currently closed except for appointments and drop-in hours (see our calendar for specifics on office hours around the region). Please do not hesitate to call, our staff is working remotely and will be happy to meet with you and assist in any way we can. Call our main number at 970-259-1672 or see individual staff numbers on our About page above! Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Southwest Center for Independence

People with disabilities providing support and training for people with disabilities and those who are aging to live well in southwest Colorado.

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Programs

SWCI has a team of specialists ready to support you. Check out our programs! 

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SWCI VISION

People with disabilities providing supports and training for the disability and elder communities to live well in southwest Colorado.

We envision a world where people with disabilities and elders are respected and included members of their communities, making their own decisions, directing the supports and services they need to live well in the community, and giving back to the community from their strengths.

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SWCI Programs

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Independent Living

We have a  team of Independent Living Specialist ready to support you to become more self-determined in daily life.

Transportation

Southwest Center for Independence is pleased to offer Southwest Rides, a fully ADA accessible transportation service.

Transitions

We partner with local Aging and Disability Resource Centers and Single Entry Points to provide Community Transition Services 

Financial Security

Our Employment Specialists work closely with adults and transition age youth to assess your interests and skills, and then find/get/keep a job in your community. 

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The biggest barrier to people who have disabilities is people who don’t.

“Independent Living is not doing things by yourself. It is being in charge of how things are done.”

Judy Heumann

“Independent Living is not doing things by yourself. It is being in charge of how things are done.”

Judy Heumann

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SWCI Testimonials

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Our Core Values

Check out the core values embraced by Centers for Independent Living 

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Cross disability

Meaning  people with all disabilities and of all ages are included. While the daily details of our disabilities are different, we are all experiencing the same societal barriers and oppression. 

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Equal Access to society

Meaning that as barriers are removed and legal rights are honored, society in its broadest sense appreciates and includes people with disabilities in education, employment, housing, recreation, transportation, and all other forms of public and private. 

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Consumer Control

Meaning the individual with a disability must be able to make his or her own choices, and to be in charge of his or her own life. Consumer control also means that the organizations best suited to assist us are not run by parents, social workers, or medical people, but by us, people who have disabilities.

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Self-help and peer support

Meaning that people learn and grow by discussing their needs, concerns and issues with people who have had similar experiences. 

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