East Texas Center
for Independent Living

ETCIL provides training, resources and information toward promoting independent living for persons with significant disabilities and their families in communities throughout Northeast Texas. 

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We help people with disabilities

 achieve greater independence.

ETCIL’s mission is to help people with disabilities achieve greater independence, self-sufficiency, and full participation in their communities. Living independently is living much like everyone else – having the same opportunities to succeed, to fail, to make decisions, to pursue enjoyment, to learn, and to experience life.

We’re here to help

every step of the way.

Independent Skills Training

ETCIL provides individualized life skills training for persons with disabilities who desire to gain a particular skill in order to become more independent.

Personalized Advocacy

Sometimes a person’s ability to maintain an independent living arrangement is threatened by their inability to manage their finances, such as Social Security benefits


 A benefits program for people with disabilities requesting assistance in managing their finances. Learn from other’s who have gone through our program.

Information & Referral


ETCIL provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on available resources for people with disabilities. 

Transition Services

Home by Choice – Assists Medicaid-eligible adults and children in relocating from nursing facilities or institutionalized settings in order for them to live independently.