ELEVATING HUMAN ABILITIES SINCE 1967

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Celebrating 50 years in the Field of Human Services!

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Becoming Independent is a community based service organization established 50 years ago to help people with disabilities live meaningful and productive lives.

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

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

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

HUMAN DIGNITY


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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

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Income Earned by People Served

*Includes an average of 100 attendees per month during this fiscal year served at community dances hosted by Becoming Independent at Steele Lane Center.
**Includes 3,324 hours of service during this fiscal year for service through community dances.


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BI Gala Live Lot Preview!

A YEAR OF DATE NIGHTS!

Treat yourself and your loved one to a year full of dates, experiences, dinners, and excursions throughout Sonoma County and the North Bay! From cooking classes at Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn to dinner at the girl & the fig, from glass blowing at @[202276349850West County Glass Art & Supply] to making your own truffles with Rainy Day Chocolates, this package is sure to add some excitement back into your date nights!

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