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December 2016                                                                    Center for Independent Futures
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Updates from Center for Independent Futures

JoshDebbieBlogOur 14 Favorite 2016 Moments

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of another year! Check out our top 14 favorite 2016 moments from the Center for Independent Futures community, from marathon finishes and traveling to support families to our annual events and success stories.

Tools for Community Connections 

Our Community Connectors and Bridge Builders Project has been creating new opportunities and relationships for the past year. Now, we're excited to share resources we’ve developed for others to create similar projects in their own communities, including a complete guide and easily customizable templates.
MattEBLASTHousing Solutions Action Meeting

We believe that individuals with disabilities deserve a home of their own in the community of their choice. On January 18, we're hosting a call-to-action meeting in Lake Forest, Illinois, to bring families together to create housing solutions for their loved ones.
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Marathon Entries Still Available

If you or someone you know wasn't selected to run the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in the drawing, you don't have to miss this incredible race! Join Team CIF to run to acheive your dreams and support the dreams of others.

ILOLogoEBlastTraining Leads to Maryland Move-In

We're excited to share goods news from our partners at Integrated Living Opportunities, an organization in Maryland and Washington, D.C. that we've trainined in our housing process. In November, four more individuals supported by ILO moved into their own homes.  

Holiday Shop on Central Street
Until December 24, Evanston's Central Street shopping district hosts “Twenty Days of Giving,” supporting Center for Independent Futures. Visitors to the neighborhood will have the opportunity to learn about and support us at local shops, restaurants, and service providers. 
GT16EBLAST 2#GivingTuesday Raises Over $30,000

On #GivingTuesday, November 29, the Center for Independent Futures community came together to see the difference one day could make in the lives of individuals with disabilities. The total is in: more than $30,000 raised in just 24 hours!

Our 14 Favorite Moments from 2016

Sharing Resources From Our Community-Strengthening Initiative

Save the Date: Action Meeting to Create Housing Solutions

Entries Still Available for the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Housing Training Leads to Successful Move-ins in Maryland

Shop on Evanston's Central Street and Support Our Community

#GivingTuesday Raises over $30,000 in 24 Hours

Finish Your Holiday Shopping on AmazonSmile and GoodShop

Pro Bono Supplemental Needs Planning Program

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 Free Planning Program Begins in 2017

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On January 21, Rivkin & Rivkin will present about their Pro Bono Supplemental Needs Planning Program. Learn more here.

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Center for Independent Futures
1015 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 328- 2044

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