Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs

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 winter school break having fun with us!

School Break Programs

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


Spend your school break having fun at MCFI!

School Break for kids ages 8 to 12

New! Winter School Break activities especially 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.


Our Mission

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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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MCFI core programs are nationally accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.) MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing has earned gold certification from the Joint Commission (JCAHO).

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