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"Meet The Need": Day 13 of 50 | Milwaukee Center For Independence

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Listen: Need doesn't take weekends off, so we don't either -- on Day 13 of 50 of Meet The Need, we meet the Milwaukee Center For Independence. As we've considered what a person needs to be able to provide for themselves their own basic needs, a whole slew of requirements begin to crop up -- safety, community, family, housing, employment...

Independence. An idea so basic, it might subsume all those other requisites I just mentioned. Think about your own life -- how well would you be able to provide for yourself and yours without something as fundamental as independence? Jackie Wells from the Milwaukee Center For Independence brings us into their work:

-Jackie gives us an overview of their programming -- since they help a range of folks to reach their goal of independence, as you might imagine, their program is quite diverse and wide-ranging:

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-How the Milwaukee Center for Independence is helping a 5 year-old who suffered an injury, setting back him to the cognitive faculties of an infant:

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-The idea of independence is not just an essential part of their name, it's also a core part of their mission. In this piece, Jackie explains what independence means to the MCFI:

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-If you'd like to get involved with the MCFI as a volunteer, there's no shortage of opportunities -- Jackie guides us through:

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This year, we ask you to adopt one or two organizations that connect with you. Want to get involved with the Milwaukee Center For Independence? Donate, volunteer, or check out their work yourself. And you can start with their website.