Volar Independent Living Center

Community Support Network

Volar Center for Independent Living
1220 Golden Key Circle
El Paso, TX 79925

Volar Center for Independent Living website

Project Director
Luis Enrique Chew

Project Period
January 1, 2013 — September 30, 2019

Project Description
This project will strengthen the Upper Rio Grande Community Support Network, a diverse group of individuals and organizations in El Paso County. The Community Support Network aims to increase the capacity of organizations that serve people with developmental disabilities to provide community-based services. The network will implement its strategic plan that includes transitional services, behavioral supports, and respite for people with developmental disabilities.

State Plan Goal 5
Demonstrate how to prevent unnecessary admissions to State Supported Living Centers (SSLC) by supporting community organizations in at least 1 HHS Region to increase their capacity to provide community-based services that support people with developmental disabilities to improve and maintain their health and to have access as needed to necessary healthcare, behavior supports, community services, and/or respite.

Geographic Reach
Anthony, Canutillo, Clint, El Paso, Fabens, Fort Bliss, Horizon, Montana Vista, San Elizario, Socorro, Tornillo, Vinton and Westway in El Paso County

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Area of Emphasis
Building Community Capacity