ELEVATING HUMAN ABILITIES SINCE 1967

Who We Are

Leading Innovators in the Field of Human Services

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Becoming Independent is a community based service organization established over 40 years ago to help people with disabilities live meaningful and productive lives.

HIRE US

Becoming Independent Employment Services specializes in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to become valuable and successful employees in the community.

EVENTS

Our events support the many programs and services we offer that help close to 1,000 men and women with disabilities.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We could not do our important work without the help and support of our current business and foundation partners.

HUMAN DIGNITY


EMPOWERMENT


INTEGRITY


COMMUNITY


INNOVATION

What the community is saying about Becoming Independent

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“Your participants bring a breath of fresh air. You can tell they really enjoy doing something that’s important, productive and helps others.”

Jen Oberti

Redwood Empire Food Bank

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“When my son began the Autism Integrated Services pilot program he became happy again.  He felt important and was treated with dignity and respect.”

Wendy Mattola

Parent of Person Served

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“We have worked with BI for nearly 10 years. During that time we have found them to be extremely customer focused, creative and 100% reliable.”

Mark Sachs

Restoring Vision

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“We really believe in BI. We love what they’re doing. We want them to go on for another 40 years.”

Ken & Sharon Maiolini

Parents of Person Served & Past Board President / Current Board Member

What We Stand For

Elevating
Human Abilities


Becoming Independent Annually by the Numbers

People Served

Hours of Service

Employees

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Rate of Satisfaction

Annual Budget

Income Earned by People Served

*Includes an average of 140 attendees per month during this fiscal year served at community dances hosted by Becoming Independent at Steele Lane Center.
**Includes 4,620 hours of service during this fiscal year for service through community dances.


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The latest from Becoming Independent

Please enjoy our newest video, which was created by the talented team at InHouse Creative and premiered at our 24th Annual Gala.

"Building a strong community for the people that we serve is important because it helps change the stigma the people with disabilities have. Our folks have something to give back and can positively impact the greater community." -James Cox, Associate Director of Day Services

At Becoming Independent we believe in community.

Thank you to our community partners who believe in us.

Redwood Empire Food Bank, The New Barn, Viavi Solutions, ReStyle Marketplace, Sonoma County Library, The John Jordan Foundation, Flat Tire Club, Celebrate Community Partnership, Dome Construction, BlackRock, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Community Foundation Sonoma County - Healdsburg Forever

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