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Toward Independence, Inc. (TI) is a nonprofit agency that provides a full range of services and support programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities to experience the fullest life possible by providing person-centered supports which enable them to integrate into a variety of settings within their community.  Founded in 1975 by a group of dedicated parents and professionals, our agency has assisted over 190 individuals in fulfilling their personal needs, choices, hopes and dreams during our years of operation. It is our enduring goal to honor the worth and dignity of each individual we serve. We currently serve over 160 individuals in Greene, Hamilton, and Montgomery Counties.

Over 260 qualified employees work together to address the specific needs of theabout01 children and adults in our TII family. We also have a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors that gives guidance and direction to the agency. In addition, we embrace collaboration with both governmental and other private organizations and agencies. We know that together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in our community with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Our Mission

To empower people with developmental disabilities to experience the fullest life possible by providing person-centered supports which enable them to integrate into a variety of settings within their community. 

Our Vision

For all individuals to live an active, healthy, self-directed life, growing in self-confidence and independence through a network of supported relationships.

Our Philosophy

TII is a consumer-centered service provider that believes individuals with developmental disabilities should have as much choice about their own lifestyles as is possible and responsible.We honor the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals we serve and respect their right to develop, succeed, take risks, make choices, and have meaningful social relationships with others. We encourage direct involvement and interaction between the individuals we serve and the WEB1community in social, economic, vocational, educational, religious, and civic areas.

We at TII do everything we can through our actions and decisions to put the individuals we serve first, operate with integrity, function as a caring community, and strive for excellence.

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