view of lobby with new glass safety enclosure

Front Lobby gets a Safety Makeover

New eras call for adaptation and that’s exactly what we have been doing here at Independence, Inc. For both the overall look and feel of the lobby and the need for a more safe and secure environment, we have been working on a fabulous new design to our entry, front desk and lobby areas.  As we anticipate a time when we …

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Independence, Inc. Current COVID-19 Operating Policy [UPDATED May 3, 2021]  Our current COVID-related protocol is as follows: All staff remain hard at work in our building during regular office hours, wearing masks, practicing social distancing and keeping all areas clean and sanitized We have a new secure enclosure in our lobby reception area to ensure the safety of our staff, …

Home: Main

Our doors are now unlocked and open to the public and our computer lab is available for use! Visit our COVID page for detailsKU Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options is looking for participants for a study on KanCare Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. More information… Check out our latest edition of the …

Lawrence Citizen Survey on the Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Get involved, use your influence and help make a difference! Allegro Training & Consulting is conducting an independent study commissioned through the City of Lawrence, to determine Lawrence citizen’s sense of engagement/interaction, safety, and support with their local Lawrence Kansas Police Department Follow the link to take an anonymous, 10-20 minute survey designed as a tool to generate ideas and …

Independence, Inc. General Public Transportation

Contact: LaNeece Jardon Core Services Manager ljardon@independenceinc.org 841-0333 ext. 112 ►Call 785-843-5576 to schedule a ride ►Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00 ►Download our Transportation Brochure here ►Purchase Ride Punch Cards below:   Rides within Lawrence city limits will be $3.00 each way $30—Punch card to be delivered to you by driver on your next ride (10 rides @ $3 …

Youth Employment and Transition Services

Contact: Rachel Vogelmeier  (rvogelmeier@independenceinc.org) Independent Living Skills/Peer Counseling Specialist 841-0333 ext. 115 COVID-related Program Changes With the shut-down of schools and educational programs, temporary closing of businesses and ongoing safety precautions related to COVID-19, we are currently unable to offer our Youth Employment Program that features work trial opportunities for youth with disabilities. We are working hard to implement a Youth …

Independent Living Skills Training

Contact: Emily Frye , Independent Living/Peer Counseling Specialist (efrye@independenceinc.org) 841-0333 ext. 107 The goal of the Independent Living Skills Program of Independence, Inc. is to assist individuals with disabilities in maximizing their potential to lead fulfilling and productive lives in their homes and the community. Through Independent Living Skills training, individuals can increase their self-reliance and independence. Training Topics We …