About Us

Becoming Independent — also known as BI — helps people with developmental disabilities live meaningful and productive lives. We are a nonprofit community benefit organization serving Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties with a purpose of elevating human abilities for the mutual benefit of our Community.

Each year thousands of individuals walk through our doors and are welcomed with opportunities to be productive and engaged community members through three strategic initiatives:

BI’s service philosophy and culture are built on a core set of beliefs:

We believe our pioneering model has and always will break barriers for people with disabilities.
We believe in the power of authentic human connection.
We believe that beauty and potential exist in each of us.
We believe it’s our responsibility to be active citizens.
We believe in standing for the rights of all people, the right to a life of dignity and fulfillment.
We believe we inspire others through our actions.
We believe we are all connected and our community is enriched when we invest in one another.
We believe that every social investment has the power to be broadly transformative.


Because we believe we inspire others through our actions, we hope you will join with us!

To schedule a tour of BI, please call 707.524.6600 or contact us via email.

BI Locations:


Main Campus – Santa Rosa:
1425 Corporate Center Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: 707-524-6600
Fax: 707-527-1206


Sonoma Valley Campus:
355 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-996-5988
Fax: 707-935-7861

North Sonoma County Campus:
625 Center Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: 707-431-1345
Fax: 707-431-8136