“enabling people with disabilities to live independently.”

New Horizons Independent Living Center

Established in 1984, New Horizons Independent Living Center is a private, non-profit, non-residential, consumer-controlled, community-based organization serving the 29 parishes of North Louisiana with offices in Shreveport, Alexandria, and Monroe.

Welcome to New Horizons!

When in Shreveport, visit our Consumer Center to take advantage of accessible computers and training, as well as support groups and social events. The Consumer Center is available for meetings of disability-related groups.

Changes that make life more satisfying don’t occur overnight. But, for people who are willing to work toward greater independence, New Horizons Independent Living Center can help put the pieces together.

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Some of those coping mechanisms are things like:
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Today, wear orange for Developmental Disability Awareness!

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“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Helen Keller

American author, political activist, and lecturer & the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Available Jobs

If you are interested in our Ticket to Work program through the Social Security Administration, please contact our Employment Specialist.

Employment Specialist

Email: kcarrier@nhilc.org
Phone: (318) 517-0980

Contact Us

New Horizons
Northeast Louisiana

Address: 1401 Hudson Lane, Suite 200
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone: (318) 323-4374
Toll-Free: (800) 428-5505
Fax: (318) 323-5445

New Horizons
Northwest Louisiana

Address: 1701 North Market Street
Shreveport, LA 71107

Phone: (318) 671-8131
Toll-Free: (877) 219-7327
Fax: (318) 688-7823

New Horizons
Central Louisiana

Address: 3717 Government Street, Suite 7
Alexandria, LA 71302
Phone: (318) 484-3596
Toll-Free: (888) 361-3596
Fax: (318) 484-3640