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Privately Established

Founded in 1985 by a group of parents hoping to create an independent living environment for their learning disabled children.

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Luxury Apartment Setting

Located approximately ¾ miles from our main office, residents are integrated within the local community for optimum growth and independence. Residential support staff available 24/7 365

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The Day Center

This off-site, daily training facility is designed for residents to enhance their vocational, independence & daily living skills.

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FIL, Component II

The ideal path for higher functioning individuals whom are seeking to explore off-site living options for added independence.

Grow with us

The Foundation for Independent Living is a private, not-for-profit, community-based program for adults with varying cognitive disabilities and developmental delays. Located in beautiful South Florida, this long-term residential living program is the ideal destination for young adults who are ready to navigate the world with their differences. Offering a unique and rewarding opportunity for adults to achieve their highest level of independence, FIL is truly the perfect transition for those seeking to thrive independently. Founded in 1985, FIL became a program which could enhance individual’s journey into the adult world; a place they could proudly call home.

Achieve Independence

The Foundation for Independent Living is a unique and rewarding opportunity for residents to achieve their highest level of independence.

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  • Established in 1985 by parents
  • Co-ed program
  • Age range 18+
  • Modern apartment living
  • Continual Life Skills Trainings
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  • Offered to adults 70-90 IQ level
    (Additional component for those 90 IQ & above)
  • Daily meal program
  • Offsite vocational training facility
  • On-Site Residential Staff available 24/7 365

“This is the perfect environment for our son. He has a great job, many activities and a full social life.”

“Debbie leads a very independent life. She drives, holds two jobs, and has a boyfriend who is not a member of the Foundation. But she and we need the Foundation. Her friends and the staff at the Foundation are there when she needs help.”

“Jason has developed the skills needed for independent living in a setting where he has caring support from a dedicated group of professionals.”

“Sherri has been residing at the Foundation for four years. Employment opportunities, traveling and social programs with her many friends offer her a great quality of life.”

“The program and staff have helped our daughter to achieve a level of maturity that we never could have anticipated.”

“My son, Bill, has been in the Foundation for one year. The Foundation gave him a chance to be able to have an independent life. It has been a blessing for my family.”

The Foundation for Independent Living

1367 Lyons Road

Coconut Creek, Florida  33063

Phone:  (954) 968-6472

Fax:  (954) 968-5045

Email:melodieh@filinc.org

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(954) 968-6472