Peer Support and Self-Advocacy- Independence Center

Independence Center

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Pikes Peak United Way - PPUW
General Information
Description of ServiceThe Independence Center offers peer support groups, facilitated workshops, advocacy coaching, and individual mentoring; all of which are intended to help you achieve your goals. Support Groups at The IC are designed to be all-inclusive so that no matter what your disability, you should be able to find a group that will fit you well. Go online for full list of support groups.

Our new formal mentoring program at The IC is called LIFT UP and allows you the opportunity to connect with another person with a similar disability in order to share life experiences and information. Consumers who desire to mentor others will go through an application process that includes an interview, meetings with The IC staff, a background check, and educational training. Once approved, mentors will be paired with those they’ll mentor.
LocationEl Paso County
Geographical AreaR5, El Paso County, Teller County, Park County, Lincoln County, Cheyenne County, Kit Carson County
Intake ProcedureFor more information about support groups and the mentor program, contact the Peer Mentor Coordinator at (719) 471-8181.
Helpful TipsExamples of some of the Peer Support Groups at The IC:
Family/Caregiver Encouragement
Traumatic Brain Injury
Living Well With a Disability
Men’s Group
Women’s Group

In addition to support groups, we often offer recreational activities such as horseback riding, glow golf, and bowling. Workshops are also often facilitated with topics that consumers have suggested.

Examples of some of the facilitated workshops we’ve hosted are:
Adaptive Yoga
Adaptive Bicycling
Understanding Insurance
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish, Other
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Contact Information
Contact's Phone (719) 471-8181
Physical Site Address 1 729 South Tejon Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Main Phone (719) 471-8181
TDD Phone 7-1-1 (CO Relay)
Fax (719) 471-7829
Service Location Email
Web Address
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Independence Center
Affiliated Program: Independence Center
This Service: Peer Support and Self-Advocacy- Independence Center
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Health/Disability Related Support Groups (PN-8100.3000)
Mentoring Programs (PH-1400.5000)