Welcome to The Ability Center

TACIL’s mission is to provide and(or) locate necessary support services for persons with disABILITIES that promote their independence and full integration in their community as active equal citizens.


Established in 1989, The Ability Center for Independent Living (TACIL) is a Consumer-controlled 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization funded through Part C of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and as amended in 1992. TACIL services the New Mexico Counties of

Doña Ana, Luna, Sierra, Grant, Catron, and Hidalgo.

As a Center for Independent Living (CIL), TACIL’s goal is to maximize the potential and abilities of individuals with disabilities so they may lead productive lives in their communities. TACIL accomplishes this goal through its 2 programs:

  • The Independent Living Program
  • The Social Security Representative Payee Program.

Independent Living Program

The Independent Living (IL) Program is mandated to provide the following core services:

Other Programs

Social Security Representative Payee Program