Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs

Teen & Young Adult Programs


many paths, one goal...

MCFI partners with teens and young adults with disabilities to connect with the community and develop the social, employment readiness and daily living skills they will need as they move toward their highest levels of independence.

Ropes course at Adventures for LIFE Camp

Sailing on Lake Michigan is just one activity in MCFI L.I.F.E. programs

Creating a Meaningful Day

What's important to you? How would you like to spend your day? MCFI City L.I.F.E., Access L.I.F.E. and My L.I.F.E. programs encourage everyone to explore and enjoy opportunities in the community. Choose from dozens of daily experiences like Nia dance class, volunteering and gardening to build your one-of-a-kind day!


Make new friends at Express L.I.F.E. events.

Express L.I.F.E.: Making Friends

MCFI's Express L.I.F.E. program offers dozens of exciting evening and weekend activities for teens and adults with and without disabilities to enjoy. You'll meet people who share your interests - and making new friends will be a snap!


Have the time of your life at Adventures for LIFE camps.

Adventures for L.I.F.E. Camps: Expand Your Horizons

Imagine the excitement of completing a ropes course, or exploring a river in a canoe, learning archery, or star-gazing with friends on a warm summer night. Challenge yourself in the great outdoors at MCFI Adventures for L.I.F.E. camps.


Travel with us and see the world!

Adventures for L.I.F.E. Travel: Explore the World!

Dreaming of faraway places? Join us for exciting adventures such as a a trip to Washington, D.C., a country music weekend in Nashville, or a Chicago getaway weekend. Don't miss our Wisconsin Dells waterpark weekends! You'll see new places, make new friends and come home with memories to last a lifetime!


Spend your school break having fun with us!

Winter Break 2016 for teens and young adults

Spend your winter break with friends from MCFI. Our exciting program features trips to Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark, Bounce,, StoneFire Pizza and much more!


Spend your school break having fun with us!

Express LIFE Kids Winter Break

Don't hibernate on your winter break! Step out and have fun with Express LIFE Kids! For kids ages 8 to 12.


Job Readiness: Preparing for Work

When you're ready to make your move into the workplace, MCFI can help you prepare for your first job. You'll practice all the skills that employers are looking for now, and we'll be with you every step of the way!


Community Living helps clients develop self-confidence to function more independently.

Community Living for Young Adults

Young adults and adults learn the daily living skills they need to become more independent in MCFI's Community Living program.



Nancy Pickett

L.I.F.E. stands for Leisure, Inclusion, Fun and Experiences! Meet the people who make it all happen.

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