“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.
Profit by Hiring Employees with Disabilities
Six circles of success studies the way businesses of all sizes are profiting from hiring workers with disabilities. The report breaks down the benefits into six key circles of success: Return on Investment, Social Responsibility, Human Capital, Marketing, Diversity, and Innovation.
News & Info
CHECK THIS OUT!
We are excited to announce that we now provide accessibility
and language support on this website!
At the top of the page you will see the tab “Accessibility Tools.”
Click on that to bring up the RECITE ME toolbar. The toolbar
includes a variety of features, such as a screen reader,
reading aids, font sizes, background and text color choices,
and a translation tool with over 107 languages. The screen
reader will also read the website in many of those languages.
There is a magnifying glass, a ruler, and a mask to isolate
text in order for someone to focus better.
Please take a look and share with your family and friends!
As we look forward to our season of Thanksgiving, we wanted to
express our gratitude to our Board of Directors, our employees,
our consumers, and all of our stakeholders. We are also thankful
for our mission of “enabling people with disabilities
to live independently” in their own homes and communities.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We offer our thanks to our Board members rolling off our Board
after 2 terms (6 years) of service. Our thanks
to DIANNE JOHNSON and JO ANNE WOODARD.
We welcome 2 new Board members, Jackie Harris
and Velma Johnson. We look forward to
working with you as we continue to
forward our mission.
Congratulations to our recently elected officers!
Clint Snell – President
Wyolanda Hall – Vice-President
Andi Barfuss – Vice-President for Finance
RaShad Bristo – Secretary