Who we are

The Disability Network is a Center for Independent Living serving individuals in the Flint & Genesee County area. Our mission is to revolutionize communities to be inclusive and accepting, where all people thrive in the quality of life they create.

Since 1992, TDN has worked with thousands of individuals in the areas of independent living skills development, information and referral, peer counseling, youth, and adult transitional living, and advocacy.

We are changing the conversation on disability from fear, pity, victim, and stigma to hope, opportunity, expectation, and a sense of purpose. We support youth and adults with disabilities using core values in the following areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Peer Support
  • Nursing Facility Transitions
  • Independent Living Skills

90% of our team & board self-identify as having a disability​


The mission of TDN is to revolutionize communities to be inclusive and accepting, where all people thrive in the quality of life they create.


By 2025 Empower 5000 people with disabilities to reach their goals through our five core individual services and partner with 50 community organizations to be more inclusive through five core community services resources and education. 

Core Values

Inclusion:   We believe in the shared responsibility to create a culture of equity for all people regardless of ability, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, educational or financial status.  
Passion:  We believe in bringing enthusiasm and focus to our work with consumers and community partners.  
Respect:  We believe in valuing all people through acceptance, listening, and a desire to understand. 
Trust:   We believe in honoring our commitments and engaging in open two-way communication.  
Teamwork:  We believe the strength of a team comes from supporting each other, communicating well, and holding each other accountable.  

*We are NOT a crisis center*

If you are experiencing crisis please call the GHS 24 Hour Crisis Hotline (810) 257-3740 or TEXT Crisis Line: Text FLINT to 741741 – 24 hours a day.