Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs
 

Success Stories

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many paths,one goal...
independence

Every person who turns to MCFI and affiliates for assistance has his or her own path to independence. Read the success stories of a few of the people we serve, and be inspired!

Life-changing services for people with special needs.

Twins Sergio and Gabriel are thriving after 'graduating' from Pediatric Skilled Nursing.

Meet Gabriel and Sergio

Twin brothers Sergio and Gabriel are thriving after receiving care at MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing.

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Jeremiah is overcoming his challenges, and always with a smile!

Meet Jeremiah

Meet Jeremiah, who has made amazing progress at MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing and Wells Street Academy.

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John was a little over a year old when he came to Pediatric Skilled Nursing.

Pediatric Skilled Nursing - John Burks

Meet John Burks, whose progress in Pediatric Skilled Nursing has amazed both his doctors and his family.

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Pediatric Skilled Nursing helped Vaquon beat the odds.

Pediatric Skilled Nursing: Vaquon

Vaquon has great expectations with help from Pediatric Skilled Nursing.

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Jacob has the foundation for lifelong academic success.

SEDA: Jacob Dohman

Meet Jacob Dohman, who has moved from shy kindergartner to thriving third-grader.

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Charlene is a natural caregiver.

Meet Charlene

Charlene has turned a love of caring for people into a career.

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Vince goes the extra mile to help clients.

Meet staff member Vince Johnson

Vince warms hearts with cool treats!

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Janelle is dedicated to her job packing breakfasts for FUEL4U.

Meet Janell

Janelle serves up pride in the FUEL4U breakfast packing program.

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Desalina is truly a CNA success story!

CNA Training - Desalina Smith

Meet Desalina Smith, who put her MCFI CNA training to work to help people change their lives.

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Nancy crochets scarves for clients at the Crisis Resource Center.

Volunteer Nancy Maier

Meet Nancy Maier, who uses her talent for crochet to benefit Crisis Resource Center clients.

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Cinnabon the rabbit has helped Patty become more outgoing.

Meet Patty

Patty finds purpose in MCFI programs, people

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Roosevelt enjoys working at Northpoint Custard.

Success story Roosevelt

Roosevelt developed the skills he needed to work at Bartolotta restaurants through MCFI job training.

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Judy and Tom have made great progress, one step at a time.

Meet Judy and Tom

Judy and Tom live independently in their own apartment, with help from MCFI.

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Farrell works in the MCFI commercial kitchen.

Meet Farrell

The MCFI Hospitality Academy is helping Farrell prepare for a community job in the food service industry.

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Sharita's family

Sharita, inspired to become a CNA

Sharita was inspired to complete Certified Nursing Assistant training in memory of her daughter.

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Kris works on therapeutic activities for older adults at MCFI.

Kris Klamrowski - Internships

Meet Kris Klamrowski, who is completing a second semester as an intern at MCFI. Kris enjoys working on activities with clients in the MCFI Older Adult Day Center.

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MCFI Volunteer John Byrne is the "official hugger" in the Pediatric Special Care unit.

Volunteer John Byrne

Meet John Byrne, a volunteer in the MCFI Pediatric Special Care unit. John is an "adopted grandpa" for all of the children in the progam.

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