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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our physical office is currently closed. Please do not hesitate to call, our staff is working remotely and will be happy to 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 supports and training for the disability and elder communities to live well in southwest Colorado.

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Events Calendar

Never miss a beat. Head over to SWCI’s Calendar and check our latest events!

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Programs

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

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SWCI 501(C)(3) charitable organization. 100% of your donation will go directly towards programming

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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

Check out Southwest Center of Independence Programs

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.

Nursing Home Transitions

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

Employment

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. 

Youth Services

We are seeking youth with disabilities that want to help educate their community on what it means to have a disability and how to live with the that disability successfully.

Housing

SWCI can help you navigate through the available housing resources in our communities, and provide you with a list of subsidized housing units for which you may be eligible to apply.

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Low Vision

SWCI offers support groups and individual training to help seniors 55 and over with low vision and blindness to live independently, remain active, and cope with vision loss.

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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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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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