With the safety of our community in mind and to comply with the state-mandated shelter in place, Independence Center services are being delivered via telephone, computer, and appointment only.  

For assistance, please contact us during regular business hours.
Continue to monitor our social media channels for great ways to manage your physical and mental health while you shelter at home. 

Our Staff, Members, and Board wish you good health. 


About Us


How We're Helping

The Mission of Independence Center is to enhance the quality of life, to promote independent functioning, and to facilitate personal growth for adults with a history of mental illness. To achieve this, Independence Center provides ongoing social, educational, vocational, and housing opportunities. 


Get Involved

Do you share our passion for this cause? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers, community connections, donors and long-term advocates to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to get involved that best suits you, and we're excited to have you join our team!


Become a Member

Our goal is to provide adults with mental illness seeking the opportunity to be productive members of society the tools they need to achieve their goals in independence. To that end, the Independence Center endeavors to provide quality rehabilitative programs, vocational training, and other support services that allow for reintegration into full social functioning, serving effected individuals and their community.

Special Thank You to Our Sponsors


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Your generous gift will help us fund our mission. 

Thank you for giving the gift of independence.

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Contact Us

Independence Center

2025 Washington St, Waukegan, Illinois 60085

(847) 360-1020


Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Friday: 8:30am-2:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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