“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!
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.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
American author, political activist, and lecturer & the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
There was a time when people thought “independent living” was limited to “accessible doorways” and “special parking…” but that day is OVER!
Our services are offered to people with any type of disability. We believe that independence can come even to those with the most severe disabilities. Independence starts as an attitude – a desire to take responsibility for one’s own life. Independence continues through the development of knowledge and skills that enable one to control his own activity. Furthermore, New Horizons believes it is the responsibility for those who have achieved a measure of independence to advocate for the removal of all barriers to people with all forms of disabilities. New Horizons believes in the inclusion of all persons with all forms of disability, regardless of origin, age at onset, or degree of disability.
New Horizons believes that each individual is different and unique and should not be treated as if one size fits all. Because of this uniqueness, people with disabilities are in the best position to guide, direct, and control their own lives. We work with consumers with all types of disabilities to assist them in accomplishing their personal goals for independent living. Each independent living plan is as unique as the individual consumer.
New Horizons is funded by federal grants from the Independent Living Administration, state grants from the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, and fee-for-service programs.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NHILC!
BE IT KNOWN that on this 26th day of the month of June, 1984, before me Carl E. Stewart, a Notary Public in and for the Parish of Caddo, State of Louisiana, duly commissioned and qualified, and in the presence of the witnesses herein after named and undersigned.
PERSONALLY CAME AND APPEARED the several persons whose names are hereunto subscribed, all of the full age of majority, who declared that availing themselves of the laws of the State of Louisiana relative to the incorporation of non-profit corporations, they do then these present incorporate, form and constitute themselves, as well as those who shall hereafter become associated with them, into a non-profit corporation and body public in law as defined in R. S. 12:101 (H) on a non-stick basis, for the objects and purposes and under the terms, conditions, stipulations and agreements hereinafter set for which they hereby adopt as their charter, to wit.
We owe our thanks to the original four members of the corporation!
President – Clint Snell (current President)
Vice President – Rosemary Carter
Secretary – Sharon Geddes (current Vice-President)
Treasurer – Helen Coburn