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“She told me I would be a great candidate for the Southwest Center for Higher Independence,” he said. “I knew I needed help, so I applied and was accepted.” “I can stand now using crutches and that gives me a lot of hope for both my body and my spirit,” 27-year old African native, Eric […]

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“I really believe our two children and how we came to be a family is truly a miracle,” adoptive father, Gerard Wilder, said, smiling softly with a look of assurance. After two years of marriage, native New Yorkers Gerard and Denise Wilder found out crushing news – they would not be able to have children […]

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*Article was written prior to our name change “Living away from home has been the biggest challenge since I started and it’s pushed me out of my comfort zone,” said Southwest Center for Higher Independence (SCHI) student Rebecca Hicks recently. Teaching young adults with disabilities the life and vocational skills to help them reach their […]

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In 1987, after nine years of marriage and the heartbreak of finding out they were unable to give birth to a child, Jo Lynn and Bobby Bays hoped adoption would be the answer to their prayers. “We wanted children very badly and we knew God must have a different route in store for us,” Jo […]

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