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.
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.
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.
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.
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.