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San Juan Center for Independence

SJCI Staff 2We are  a community based nonprofit agency that was established by people with disabilities for people with disabilities.

There are over 400 Independent Living Centers in the country. SJCI is one of five IL centers in New Mexico. New Mexico also has four satellite centers

SJCI operates a satellite center in Gallup New Mexico. All Independent living centers are non residential, consumer controlled and directed as well as cross disability focused. SJCI provides a wide array of services to assist and empower individuals with disabilities to live independently in their communities with necessary supports. SJCI is truly a community where individuals with disabilities can come and pursue their desire for independence.  LEARN MORE:

Information and Referral

Benefits Planning, Assistance, and Outreach

This service includes management of consumers’ benefit packages such as; Section 8 Housing, General Assistance, SSI/SSDI and usage of Social Security Work Incentives.


Independant Living

Independent Living Skills Specialist

Despite the title, an Independent Living Specialist at SJCI is really a generalist who supports people with disabilities toward the independent lifestyle of their choice. What an ILS does:


Peer Support

SJCI offers a great peer mentorship program. Peer Mentors provide consumers with Peer to Peer relationships and will provide consumers with valuable “been there” information.



A New Mexico, private, nonresidential, nonprofit corporation that serves people with disabilities.

SJCI works to increase community options for people with disabilities by the reduction of barriers that are architectural, social and attitudinal. Community education is provided by a team of people with various disabilities to schools, service clubs and businesses.