A sunrise with two birds flying above an individual utilizing a wheelchair who is rolling up a grassy hill. The photo symbolizes hope.

Promoting independence through empowerment

PROMOTING INDEPENDENCE THROUGH EMPOWERMENT

Volar CIL Building
Volar CIL Building

Welcome to Volar Center for Independent Living

Located in the Sun City of El Paso, Texas, Volar CIL has been providing services and supports to people with disabilities and their support network for over 34 years. The center is one of 16 CILs in Texas that provides services focused upon maintaining or enhancing a person’s level of independence.  The majority of individuals working at the center have disabilities. Every staff member will share their lifelong experience and knowledge with those who have recently acquired disabilities, young adults with disabilities, parents, caregivers, and profit and nonprofit organizations.

MISSION

An organization of and for people with disabilities, advocating human and civil rights, community options and empowering people to live the lives they choose.

Notable

Volar CIL is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization which means that it has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. Public charities are what most people recognize as organizations with active programs.  In order to remain a public charity, Volar CIL must obtain at least 1/3 of its donated revenue from various public supports. Public support can be from individuals, companies and/or other public charities.


MISSION

An organization of and for people with disabilities, advocating human and civil rights, community options and empowering people to live the lives they choose.

39

YEARS EXPERIENCE

18

Professional staff

500+

Consumers Served in 2019

Volar CIL is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization which means that it has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. Public charities are what most people recognize as organizations with active programs.  In order to remain a public charity, Volar CIL must obtain at least 1/3 of its donated revenue from various public supports. Public support can be from individuals, companies and/or other public charities.

The organization’s staff and Board of Directors are committed to enhancing community inclusion, ensuring equal access to physical infrastructures; eliminating discrimination based on disability and improving quality of life for all people with disabilities.  As an organization of and for people with disabilities we need monetary donations to help with routine maintenance, increasing service delivery, developing new and innovative services and supports, providing enrichment activities such as health and fitness training, and sustaining our annual Our Lives Disabilities Conference and Providers Expo.

If you are a person with a disability desiring to achieve a higher level of independence; a parent who is concerned about their child’s future services and supports, employment and/or education opportunities; a civic leader who wants to improve social services and supports for their constituents with disabilities, or someone who feels that people with disabilities should have the necessary services and supports to live a healthy and self-determined lifestyle, then please click on the button below to donate to our cause.