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Independence Landing is a safe, affordable, residential community for adults with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities. With a broad range of amenities, our residents are enjoying an independent way of life. Come discover what they have. Independence has landed!

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Fill out the Independence Landing interest survey by clicking here. Individuals who have completed the interest survey will be contacted to schedule their assessments.

B3 Bash

Independence Landing is breaking ground and we are celebrating with another B3 Bash. Join us at Goodwood Museum on Nov. 18 for Bubbles, Bites and Brews! Sponsorship and ticket information is available at the link below. 


Our Mission

We provide a home for individuals of all abilities allowing them to enrich their own lives.

Independence Landing is a not-for-profit corporation, the mission of which is to build, own, and operate an affordable safe, planned residential community for adults with varying intellectual and/or developmental disabilities allowing residents to successfully lead independent and fulfilled lives.

Most residents will need only a modicum of support by way of verbal prompts and reminders, mentoring, independent living coaching, and limited supervision.  Many will go to work, continue their education or vocational training, or participate in local day training services with the provider of their choice off campus.

All residents will have the opportunity to avail themselves of community dining, a full social calendar, continuing education, personal growth and vocational opportunities, recreational activities, healthy meals and active lifestyles, and engagement with neighbors, friends and civic organizations, all with the goal of fostering maximum independence, happiness, and fulfilling lives.

Rent is paid for by residents and their families along with auxiliary fees that cover social and vocational activities as selected by residents.

The Story

“A real future for our most challenged citizens”


Healthy Lifestyles & Active Living

Residents of independence Landing lead active lives with daily activities including fitness programs, yoga, gardening, outdoor lawn games, and access to the many amenities of the brand new 42 acre adjacent city park and Southwood walking and biking trails, golf course, and tennis courts.

The commercial grade kitchen in Independence Landing serves to provide healthy evening meals and to teach simple meal preparation. There’s a strong focus on social activities including shared evening meals with fellow residents and guests, activities with neighbors, visiting family members and non-disabled mentors, cook-outs, movie nights, ice-cream socials, participating in volunteer activities in the community, attending college ball games, and other social activities as selected by residents.

Lifelong Learning

Our residents can learn and practice independent living skills including housekeeping, budgeting and money management skills, self-care and hygiene, appropriate and save use of public transportation, understanding relationships with fellow residents and neighbors, and other topics as selected by residents. Importantly, residents will continue to learn and practice vocational and job training skills with the goal to obtain and keep a job.

Inclusion in the Community​

With a city bus stop and city park adjacent to Independence Landing, residents have access to the greater city of Tallahassee and its offerings. The Southwood community provides amenities within walking and biking distance including doctor offices, restaurants, grocery and drug stores, and a multitude of potential job work sites. Florida law mandates that state agencies hire a percentage of their workforce from the disabled population and there are numerous state agencies within a short bus ride or walking distance from Independence Landing. Many civic and faith-based organizations, including the Florida State University School, neighbors, and hobbyists are poised to engage with residents, providing life enrichment for all.

The Story

“It’s about enhancing dignity and self-respect”


A Glimpse into Future

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Meet the Board

Board of Directors

Brice Barnes


Steve Auger

Caroline Brewster

Jon Brown, Independence Landing Board of Directors

Jon Brown

Veronica Catoe, Independence Landing Board of Directors

Veronica Catoe

Stacy Chambers, Independence Landing Board of Directors

Stacy Chambers

Liz Dudek

Cindi Goodson


Brett Ketcham

Vice Chair

Earle Klay

Terry Mendicino

Denise Wilson


Gil Ziffer

Past Chair