Business Resources

Whether starting a new business or expanding an existing business, the decision to use the Alliance for Independence Business Resources and Contracts Department makes good Business sense.

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Our Story

What started as a small group of concerned parents and friends in 1954 has grown to one of the largest providers of person-centered supports for adults with developmental disabilities in Polk County.

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Employment Opportunities

AFI is an Equal Opportunity & Drug Free Work Place.

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News & Events

  • Join Us For An AFI OPEN HOUSE!
    Help Us Celebrate 62 Years of Empowerment! Join us for an Open House Thursday, October 13th 9am-12pm at the AFI Campus 1038 Sunshine Drive E. Lakeland, FL Take a tour of the AFI Campus! Check out our C.H.O.I.C.E.S. programming in Action! Taste delicious refreshments prepared and served by AFI’s own Culinary Department! Meet the amazing individuals we serve and our incredible staff! Join us in celebrating 62 years of Empowerment! FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RSVP PLEASE CALL 863.665.3846 at Alliance for Independence
  • 4th Annual Burger 21 Day!
    Dine in or out at Burger 21 on Friday October 21st and they will donate 10% of the proceeds back to AFI!
  • 2017 Wine Festival of Central Florida
    The countdown has begun to what has become one of Polk County's Favorite events! More information and tickets are now available online at For sponsorship opportunities or for more information please call Dan Berman at (863) 665-3846 or email at Lake Mirror Promenade

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