Palestine Resource Center building

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​ Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living

We are a consumer-controlled, cross-disability organization.  

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To receive a reminder call about a certain support group, event, or workshop please give us a call

903-729-7505

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Office Hours 

Monday - Thursday 

7:30 am - 5:30 pm

    PRCIL

    What is a Center for Independent Living?

    Centers for Independent Living (CIL) are unique in that they operate according to a strict philosophy of consumer control, wherein people with all types of disabilities directly govern and staff the organization. 

    What is the Independent Living Philosophy?
     
    Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who strive for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect. They want the same choices and opportunities in their everyday lives as those without disabilities. They are experts in their own needs. A disability is only part of who they are. They are capable people who find creative ways to overcome barriers. Although people with disabilities are learning to accept and understand their own limitations; they choose to focus on their strengths and want their non-disabled neighbors to do the same.
    DISABILITY RIGHTS LINKS
    DISABILITY RESOURCES
    Disability Sensitivity 
    Emergency Preparedness

    OUR STAFF

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    Executive Director

    SARA MINTON

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    Chief Financial Officer

    MARY KILLOUGH

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    Outreach and Program Coordinator

    CATHY NEWSOME

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    Director of Services and Technology

    SUSAN DORSEY

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    Independent Living Specialist and Assistive Technology Trainer

    CODY GEAN

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    Independent Living Specialist

    TODD PETERSHAGEN

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    Home By Choice Relocation Specialist

    ALMA ORTEGA

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    Home By Choice Relocation Specialist

    KAREN ARVIZU

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    Independent Living Services Program

    APRIL BRAZZIL

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    Independent Living Services Program

    Kelly Martin

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    Independent Living Services Program

    LYDIA BROWN

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    Independent Living Services Program

    SHARLENE JOHNSON

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    Work Incentives Program and Assistance

    LOUISE BROWN