East Texas Center for Independent Living

Mission of the organization
ETCIL is a non-profit agency in Tyler, Texas providing services to the one in five East Texans who claim to have disabilities, as well as education to the community on disability related topics. ETCIL is governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities who bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to their work in assisting others with disabilities. ETCIL is funded by contributions from foundations, corporations, and individual donors as well as federal, state and local grants and is one of over 400 such Centers in the United States. ETCIL assists people with mobility impairments such as amputations, spinal cord injuries, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, post polio, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy. ETCIL also serves individuals with mental, cognitive, or developmental disabilities such as traumatic brain injuries, depression, and learning differences, hearing impairments, and vision impairments. Some services are offered free of charge. The mission of ETCIL is to help people facing barriers related to their disabilities achieve full participation, greater independence, self-sufficiency and involvement in their communities

Meeting Location
4713 Troup Highway, Tyler, 75703
Dates and Times
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday



List of Officers

Contact List
Laura Mattheis
903-581-7542
lmattheis@etcil.org

Jenny Melchor
903-581-7542
jmelchor@etcil.org


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Web Site
www.etcil.org

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