Grand Junction Office

Service Area: Mesa & Delta Counties

Address: 740 Gunnison Ave.

Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone: 970-241-0315

Toll Free: 800-613-2271

Hours: 8a-5p M-Th, 8a-12p F

Closed Daily at 12:00-12:30 for lunch

Glenwood Springs Office

Service Area: Eagle, Pitkin & Garfield Counties

Address: 823 Blake Ave, Ste 102

Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601

Phone: 970-718-5155

Toll Free: 800-613-2271

Hours: 8a-5p M-Th, 8a-12p F

Closed Daily at 12:00-12:30 for lunch

Montrose Office

Service Area: Montrose, Ouray & San Miguel Counties

Address: 245 S. Cascade, Ste B

Montrose, CO 81401

Phone: 970-765-2016

Toll Free: 800-613-2271

Hours: 8a-5p M-Th

Closed Daily at 12:00-12:30 for lunch

Salida Office

Service Area: Chaffee, Lake, Gunnison & Hinsdale Counties

Address: 211 E. 3rd St.

Salida, CO 81201

Phone: 719-207-4573

Toll Free: 800-613-2271

Hours: 8a-5p M-Th, 8a-12p F

Closed Daily at 12:00-12:30 for lunch

News & Announcements

Congratulations Tamara Crist!!! You are the WINNER of 2 Tickets to One Bike Folk/Jazz Opera on August 7!!!

Thank you for stopping by the CFI booth at Fruita Farmers Market on Saturday, July 24 and participating in our “Guess How Many” challenge. Stop by our office at 740 Gunnison by July 30 between 8 AM & 4:30 PM Wed–Thurs and 8 AM – Noon on Friday to collect your prize, a $40 value. Thank you for your support!

Congratulations Jessica Murphy!!! You are the WINNER of an onyx and turquoise Navajo necklace!!!

Thank you for stopping by the CFI booth at Palisade Sunday Farmers Market on July 11 and participating in our “Guess How Many” challenge. Stop by our office at 740 Gunnison by July 30 between 8 AM & 4:30 PM M–Th and 8 AM – Noon on Friday to collect your prize, a $70 value. Thank you for your support!

Come See Us At Grand Valley Farmers' Markets This Summer

Market on Main – Grand Junction/Thursday:
 August 5, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Palisade Sunday Farmers Market/Sundays:
August 8, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Let us educate you on the COVID-19 Vaccine Information as well as assistance with registering for your shot. Help us keep our community safe. 

Come learn about assitive technology and tools to help people with disabilities navigate their daily lives. 

We will have fun activities for the whole family with use of games, prizes and opportunities to experience the tools that help people with disabilities remain independent.  

Market on Main 08.05.21

Join us in Grand Junction, CO from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM August 5th for our next Farmer’s Market! Sign up for ‘Guess How Many’ contest for a chance to win a special prize. We can’t wait to see you there!

Summer 2021 Needs Assessment

We are conducting this survey to help us identify the needs of the 12 counties we serve. Our goal is to identify which areas are lacking services or needing to amp up services currently offered, not just from CFI but all agencies across our communities. Let us know how we can better help you navigate.

AccessiBe: Don't just do it to be compliant, do it because it's the right thing to do; Open the Internet

We are proud to be partners with making the web accessible for everyone with the #1 automated web accessibility solution for ADA & WCAG compliance, AccessiBe. Not only are they making everything more accessible with the plug-in seen on our very own website but are also developing a new search engine specific to people with disabilities. AccessFind, the search engine, will allow easy access to accessible websites through simple searches using keywords. If interested in learning more please check out the videos above and stay tuned for us to share information as AccessFind launches and becomes live. 

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Areas We Serve

The Center for Independence proudly serves 12 counties of the Western Slope of Colorado with offices in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Salida and Montrose.  

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The Center for Independence has been serving people with disabilities on the Western Slope of Colorado since 1982. Our services include benefits counseling, peer counseling, personal systems advocacy, information and referral, support groups, transitional support, vocational support, independent living skills classes and education. All individuals with disabilities are eligible for services free of charge.

Community Comments

Lisa Lingo – Oct. 2017

Some of the most caring, hard-working people for people that need it…if they can’t help you they will find someone who can.

D.R. – Aug. 2020

Dear Center for Independence,

I would like to thank  you and your employee, Ruby Martinez, for providing care to those who need it most in Western Colorado and in Mesa County.

We most appreciate Ruby’s hard work and dedication to helping our family navigate the SSDI system and help  us manage the after-effects of Cliff’s massive stroke.

In appreciation, enclosed please find a donation of $1,500 to help assist others.

L.O. – Aug. 2020

I just wanted to share my very happy experience I have had with Tobie Truman at the Salida satellite office of the Center for Independence, as she has worked tirelessly to help me get my life together. In February 2020, I had to leave my job due to rather marked symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Hence, I am no longer able to work. But Tobie figured out what I would need to make it on my own, disabled and unable to work. I have been working with Tobie on my case, which is coming to a very happy, successful result of all her hard work. I have been able to get to know her well, and what I see is a very energetic, dedicated, people-oriented, bright, and professional woman.

Tobie gives her clients all of her attention. I appreciate her very much. I can live comfortably with a decent income. I never would have been able to figure out the path I needed to go down on my own. Tobie Thruman is a super asset to a community in dire need.

Cheri Martin – Jan. 2021

Cheri was referred to CFI by Grand Valley Peace & Justice in January 2021. Her RV/home had broken down on the interstate in Garfield County, Colorado. Law enforcement stopped to check on her. Not having any proof of insurance they took her drivers license and impounded her RV, then sent her to Grand Junction directing her to services. She had no money, no medications for her mental illness, no ID, no food and was not prepared for the cold weather. CFI case manager Tracy Morton helped her get a replacement ID, get a motel room for a couple of nights, new clothes and some hot meals. In the meantime, Tracy set up a management plan for her in our Glenwood Springs office where she wanted to be located. In a video interview she stated, “I was almost exhausted, passed out to sleep forever… This is an amazing place with amazing people…They’ve given me hope. CFI and Tracy saved my life.”

Mesa County Veteran Services Officer – Jan. 2021

Thank you for doing everything you can! I’ve heard nothing but good things about your service to our community.

Vicki & Batman – Mar. 2021

Hi Mary,

I just wanted to let you know how deeply grateful I am to you. You have put up with me through my anger, impatience, fear and joy and helped Batman and me get into our home. Thank you, Mary! You are a wonderful person. You helped me come out of a very dark place in my life. This year has been one of the toughest times in my life and the good Lord put people like yourself here to see me through. So, from Batman and I, THANK YOU for caring about us.

Glenwood Springs Consumer - June 2021

I’m in a program called Center for Independence and you so kindly bought me a lock for my bike.
This means so very much to me because we are strangers and I believe showing kindness to strangers is the greatest form of love there is.  It truly would save humanity if more people would believe in kindness to strangers. And you my dear friend have restored my faith in humanity just a bit.
This world we live in seems to focus on only trusting and loving our family and friends, which I am strongly against that way thinking because it installs fear.
We are truly of ONE race in this world. And we truly are capable of love everyone.
Anyways I could go on for days talking about this. But the point is you are truly a beautiful person and I wholeheartedly thank you.

The Center for Independence would like to thank our partner agencies and supporters who help make this work possible on the Western Slope.