Independent Living Services
Photo of two individuals shaking hands. One has a prosthetic arm

Program Description​

The Independent Living Services is a state and federal funded program that helps people with disabilities achieve greater independence in the home and community by providing assistance to obtain or maintain the following adaptive aides:

individual using a manual wheelchair

Mobility Devices
(wheelchairs,scooters, walkers, crutches)

Woman wearing a black sleeveless dress holding flowers in her prosthetic arm

Prostheses

(transtibial, transfemoral, transradial, and transhumeral)

Woman pointing to her Hearing Aid

Hearing Aides

(in the canal, in the ear, behind the ear, and open fit)

Man in motorized wheelchair exiting his accessible minivan

Vehicle Modifications 

(hand controls, ramps, and scooter carrier)

Rosio Hernandez Independent Living Services Assistant Coordinator​

Rosio Hernandez

Assistant Coordinator

Education: International Buisiness College, Graduate in Computerized Information Specialist

Experience:Worked over 10 in office management and customer service.

Interests: Spending time with her kids, family and friends.

Favorite Quote:  “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours”.- Dolly Parton

ILS Team

Miguel (Mike) Palomar

Coordinator

Education: Attended Our Lady of the Lake University (two years)

Statler Customer Service Certification

Experience: 17 years assisting people with disabilities, USCIS Customer Service Agent, Texas Work Force Customer Service

Sub-Contract, Glazers Wholesale Sales Consultant

Interests: Vice-President of the El Paso Council of the Blind, President of the Paso Del Norte Light House Coalition

Disability: Visually Impaired

Favorite Quote: You don’t need sight to have vision. — Wendy Wassmer

Michelle Martinez, Independent Living Services Assistant Coordinator

Michelle Martinez

Assistant Coordinator

Education: Riverside High School Graduate

Experience: Started off as a Volunteer at Volar then hired as a Receptionist and now an Assistant to Coordinator Miguel Palomar

Interests: Reading and watching Baseball

Favorite Quote: You can always be a fan of your favorite team but a true fan loves Baseball first. Play Ball!

Photo of two individuals shaking hands. One has a prosthetic arm

Independent Living Services

Program Description

Independent Living Services is a state and federal funded program that helps people with disabilities achieve greater independence in the home and community by providing assistance to obtain or maintain the following adaptive aides:

individual using a manual wheelchair

Mobility Devices (wheelchairs,scooters, walkers, crutches)

Woman wearing a black sleeveless dress holding flowers in her prosthetic arm

Prostheses (transtibial, transfemoral, transradial, and transhumeral)

Woman pointing to her Hearing Aid

Hearing Aides (in the canal, in the ear, behind the ear, and open fit)

Man in motorized wheelchair exiting his accessible minivan

Vehicle Modifications (hand controls, ramps, and scooter carrier)

ILS Team

Miguel (Mike) Palomar

Independent Living Services Coordinator

Education: Attended Our Lady of the Lake University (two years)

Statler Customer Service Certification

Experience: 17 years assisting people with disabilities, USCIS Customer Service Agent, Texas Work Force Customer Service

Sub-Contract, Glazers Wholesale Sales Consultant

Interests: Vice-President of the El Paso Council of the Blind, President of the Paso Del Norte Light House Coalition

Disability: Visually Impaired

Favorite Quote: You don’t need sight to have vision. — Wendy Wassmer

Michelle Martinez, Independent Living Services Assistant Coordinator

Michelle Martinez

Independent Living Services Assistant Coordinator

Education: Riverside High School Graduate

Experience: Started off as a Volunteer at Volar then hired as a Receptionist and now an Assistant to Coordinator Miguel Palomar

Interests: Reading and watching Baseball

Favorite Quote: You can always be a fan of your favorite team but a true fan loves Baseball first. Play Ball!

Rosio Hernandez Independent Living Services Assistant Coordinator​

Rosio Hernandez

Independent Living Services Assistant Coordinator

Education: International Buisiness College, Graduate in Computerized Information Specialist

Experience:  Worked over 10 in office management and customer service.

Interests: Spending time with her kids, family and friends.

Favorite Quote:  “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours”.- Dolly Parton