indiGO

indiGO Your Allies For Independence

About Us

What's Behind the Name?

INDEPENDENT + GO | The meaning behind the indiGO name is three-fold. We help people living with disabilities thrive independently. We make connections that power forward progress. And the color meaning of indiGO is powerful, dignified, and conveys integrity, deep sincerity, service to humanity, great devotion, wisdom, and justice along with fairness. indiGO is a defender of people’s rights to the end.

Who We Are

indiGO is a non-profit agency empowering people with disabilities in Northwestern Wisconsin. As a consumer controlled organization, at least 51% of our staff and board are people with disabilities. indiGO staff provides information, training and support to people with disabilities in making informed decisions about disability related needs. All services are consumer controlled, each individual decides which services they wish to participate in while working with staff to establish goals and determine steps to meet those goals.

young asian man in plaid shirt hold handlebars of wheelchair with young woman smiling in it

Your Allies for Independence

Our Mission

indiGO intends to empower
people with disabilities

Our Vision

full access and inclusion in
our communities for persons with disabilities

Service Area

indiGO is the Regional Center for Independent Living (CIL) serving Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties as well as the Bad River, Red Cliff, Lac Courte Oreilles, and the St. Croix Tribal Communities.

CILs are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agencies designed and operated in our local communities by individuals with disabilities to maximize their ability to live independently.

Map of North Western Wisconsin Counties Serviced by indigo

Board of Directors

Did you know indiGO’s board of directors and staff are comprised of at least 51% people with disabilities? It is part of our way to ensure consumer control of the organization. We strongly believe that the lessons we learn from our disability experience provide valuable information to other consumers. We also like to have geographic representation. We have Parents, Native Americans, City Counselors, Bankers, Community Advocates, etc serving.

Board members set policy for the organization and attend quarterly board meetings in Superior, participate in committee meetings, training opportunities, etc. It is a volunteer board but we do reimburse for expenses. It is a lot for work but also fun and has many opportunities.

Ben Barrett
President, Washburn County, Wisconsin

Cristina Masterjohn
Vice President — Washburn County, Wisconsin

Mary Jane Grande
Treasurer/Secretary — Ashland County, Wisconsin

Katie Rhea
Burnett County, Wisconsin

Sarah Hanson
Douglas County, Wisconsin

Mikka Kauti
Douglas County, Wisconsin

Megan Bisonette
Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Nate Nez
Price County, Wisconsin

Want to Support Us?

indiGO welcomes your support in fulfilling its mission of empowering people with disabilities. Your contribution is tax-deducible. indiGO is a non-profit agency with 501(c)(3) status.

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indiGO happily accepts donations to our PayPal. If you’d like to make a cash donation, please send by mail. 

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