Welcome to Independence Unlimited

Independence Unlimited, Incorporated (IU) is a non-residential, non-profit center for independent living that serves very diverse populations in 38 cities and towns in mainly Hartford County. The Center, which was established in 1982, is governed and managed by people with disabilities.

Our core services include:
•    peer counseling
•    independent living skills training
•    information and referral
•    advocacy services (systems and individual)
•    youth and community living transition planning

We provide a variety of other services that benefit persons with disabilities such as assisting persons with disabilities in transitioning from institutions into community-based settings. The primary purpose of the agency is to support persons with disabilities to live in the community as an alternative to institutionalization.


A Home For Aging in Place

Let us help you stay at home and prevent the loss of independence, privacy and community connections that is the heartbreak of living in a nursing facility. From our unique perspective as Disability Advocates, the staff of Independence Unlimited understands your need for your home to be safe and comfortable so you are happy living there the rest of your life if you choose Read More >>


Need to know

Open and Affirming Statement

Independence Unlimited is open and affirming and welcomes all people regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality or physical or mental disability.


Independence Unlimited is a safe, inclusive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer\questioning individuals, with and without disabilities. IU staff can be trusted to maintain confidentiality, and will respond to individuals with understanding, support, and empathy. An individual seeking help, advice, or just someone with whom they can talk, can expect to be met with dignity and respect.

IU is seeking help to identify issues and challenges encountered by the LGBTQ community. We have developed a survey so we can develop strategies to address some of the issues and promote community inclusion for everyone. Please complete the survey for us at the following link: http://surveymonkey.com/Advocacy_LGBTQDisabilitiesSurvey. You can also contact us at contactus@independenceunlimited.org.

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