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About Becoming Independent

Becoming Independent (BI) is one of the North Bay’s strongest nonprofit organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Established over 50 years ago by a group of parents determined to create an alternative to institutionalization for their adult children with disabilities, BI helps people live meaningful and productive lives as engaged and productive members of their community.

An interior shot of the Becoming Independent headquarters. Centered is a wooden slat wall with the BI logo symbol in green placed over a white circle.

Dalton Wiley

Community Relations Manager

707.524.6765 [email protected]

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