About Us

Independence was established through the efforts of the Council for the Retarded of Portage County to develop and operate residential facilities for the county’s citizens with developmental disabilities. In January of 1975, Independence incorporated as a not-for-profit entity.

Presently, Independence is comprised of many individuals committed to improving the quality of life for our clientele. This includes our staff, volunteers, the Board of Directors, family, friends and professionals under contract with the Agency. The unique talents and personal contributions of each of these individual’s has made Independence what it is today and will continue to shape the future of our Agency.

We encourage you to get to know us at Independence and welcome the opportunity to become acquainted with you!