CFI clients give us high marks!

The results from our second 2022 persons served satisfaction survey are in.

Overall, ALL scores for ALL questions scored a positive response of 90% or greater. Three programs scored a 100% positive response for one or more survey questions! Our goal is 85%, so this is an outstanding result.

There was a significant increase in positive survey comments shared with these results.

View the results




Centers for Independence was founded in 1938 as Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) to help people start a new life in Milwaukee.

Since then, CFI has grown to serve thousands of people each year, empowering them to live their fullest lives as independently as possible.

If CFI is a part of your life now or was in the past, what words come to mind to describe us?

Tell us what you think

Participants volunteer with Meals on Wheels

Despite the cold on Friday, Feb. 3, the first deliveries were made to 12 Meals on Wheels participants. Our clients continue to deliver meals each week on Thursdays and Fridays. We couldn’t be prouder of these clients and their volunteer efforts!

Donate your Walgreens cash to MCFI!

Are you a member of the myWalgreens rewards program? If you are, from March to May, you can donate your Walgreens Cash to benefit MCFI.

Participating non-profit organizations will be displayed in your myWalgreens account based on your preferred store location. If you don’t see MCFI as an option in your account, you can manually change your location to Milwaukee, WI 53233 and then be able to select MCFI.

Every dollar you contribute of your myWalgreens cash rewards adds up and can make a big difference. If you shop/get prescriptions from Walgreens, it’s easy to sign up for the reward program.

Sign up at or download the free Walgreens app to your phone.

Thank You for Your Generosity

We truly appreciate the support from the following partners:

  • $15,000 from the Paul P. Lipton Fund for behavioral health care support and $7,500 from the Catherine and Walter Lindsay Foundation for MCFI's greatest need - both with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
  • $5,000 from the General Mills Foundation for our new Concordia 27 kitchen.
  • $2,000 for MCFI’s greatest need from the Vilter Foundation.

We'd also like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their donations to the ADAMM Auto Show Gala:

  • Abbey Resort
  • Ambassador Hotel
  • Black Shoe Hospitality
  • Cave of the Mounds
  • Fein Brothers
  • Five O’Clock Steakhouse
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Great Lakes Distillery
  • Grebe’s Bakery
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Milwaukee Ballet
  • Milwaukee Food and City Tours
  • Milwaukee Irish Fest
  • Milwaukee Radio Group
  • Odd Duck Restaurant
  • Regal Ware
  • Summerfest
  • And also art from 3 of MCFI Behavioral Health Clients!

If you are interested in making a contribution, please visit the donor page on our website.

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