ELEVATING HUMAN ABILITIES SINCE 1967

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 to elevate 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:

At BI, 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.