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The Catskill Center for Independence is one of New York State's 40 independent living centers.

Founded in 1987, the Catskill Center for Independence (CCFI) is a not-for-profit New York State corporation whose primary purpose is the development and implementation of programs and services promoting and facilitating independence in everyday living for persons with a disabling condition.

The Center's philosophy is to provide the individual with opportunities to develop the skills and resources necessary for the attainment of living as independently as possible in the community.

The Center offers a number of direct services to its consumers including benefits advisement, employment readiness, employment assistance, independent living skills training, assistance in securing housing, transportation, education, accommodations, service coordination, transition services to students with disabilities exiting high school, and transition services to institutionalized individuals who wish to live in the community.  

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Amy Wright founded Bitty and Beau's coffee, a coffee shop that employs people with disabilities and donates all proceeds to a nonprofit, Able to Work ...

Brewing opportunity for people with disabilities
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Event Calendar

  • 08/04/2017

    Staff Meeting

    The office will be temporarily closed during our staff meeting.

  • 09/01/2017

    Staff Meeting

    The Center will be temporarily closed due to an agency Staff Meeting.

  • 09/04/2017

    Labor Day

    The Catskill Center for Independence will be closed in observance of Labor Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 5th at 8:00am.

  • 09/06/2017

    Otsego County Council on Human Services

    Agency staff attend meetings with other local agencies to network about programs and upcoming events.

  • 10/06/0017

    Staff Meeting

    The Center will be temporarily closed due to an agency Staff Meeting.

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