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Our Programs


is an affordable, sustainable and inclusive design approach for integrating basic accessibility features into all newly built homes and housing complexes.

Community Choices/North Central Aging and Disability Resource Center

Access Greater Hartford

provides training and technical assistance on accessibility, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and other disability issues to remove barriers to full inclusion of people with disabilities.

New Beginnings Peer Support Group

is a model program that provides skills training, peer counseling and support to people with disabilities who want to transition from institutions/nursing homes into community based living situations.

Project TEAM

provides outreach and mentors to people with disabilities in the Bristol area who are at risk of premature entry into an institution/nursing home.

Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Group

provides skills training, peer counseling and social and recreational opportunities to youth with disabilities and young adults 16 to 30 who are transitioning from school to work or from living with family to living on their own

Project Independence

Money Follows the Person

Practice your employment skills!

Looking to practice your employment skills? Independence Unlimied is seeking volunteers

Volunteering can help you further develop new skills, increase your knowledge in new areas, gain new experiences, expand your resume and explore career opportunities. Volunteers needed for:

  • IU Library
  • Clerical Tasks
  • IU newsletter
  • Peer Counseling
  • Reception Desk

Interested? Contact Candace or Sue at 860-523-5021

Quick Reference Links

Community Choices Program at DSS

Centers for Independent Living

CT State Independent Living Council

North Central Area Agency on Aging

CT Community Care, Inc.

New Park Office & Conference Center
151 New Park Ave.
North Annex | Suite D
Hartford CT 06106

860-523-5021 Voice/TTY

860-523-5603 Fax

Independence Unlimited (IU) is a non-residential, non-profit center for in dependent living that serves a diverse population in 38 cities and towns mainly in Hartford County. Established in 1982, IU is governed and managed primarily by people with disabilities.

Major funding for Independence Unlimited is provided by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living, CT Department of Rehabilitation Services, private grants, fee for service and individual donations.

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