About Us

History

Texarkana Resources for the Disabled, Inc. is the growth of a program that was established over 50 years ago and has been helping individuals with disabilities help themselves in the Texarkana area since 1968.

The Work Center was originally located in the College Hill area of Texarkana, Arkansas.  In 1978, the Workshop Thrift Shop and upholstery program located on Whitaker Street in Texarkana, Texas was discontinued to place emphasis on industrial-type work and sub-contracts.  After a year in planning, a Small Business Administration loan was secured to build a new facility in the Industrial Park on East 19th Street in Texarkana, Arkansas.  At the same time, the name was changed to Texarkana Work Center to reflect the emphasis on WORK.

In 1985 the Work Center began providing services for Haven Home of Texarkana, Inc., an established residential program for men with developmental disabilities.  In 1991 Texarkana Resources for the Disabled, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Charity, was established as an umbrella corporation with Board members from both Texarkana Work Center and Haven Home forming one Board of Directors.

Texarkana Resources Board of Directors represents a broad spectrum of the community through areas of industry, retail, education, investments, law, health, and consumers.  Texarkana Resources utilizes community resources through consultation and referral as needed to enhance its programs and services

Texarkana Resources for the Disabled, Inc. continues to seek out new avenues to improve its services to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Our Mission

We provide education, training, and support to enable all persons with disabilities to reach their highest level of potential and self-sufficiency within the community.

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Core Values

People First
Texarkana Resources believes that all people with disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.

Compassion and Respect for Persons Served
Texarkana Resources believes that all services should be provided in a compassionate and respectful manner.

Empowerment
Texarkana Resources believes that all people with disabilities should be allowed to gain the knowledge and skills empowering them to make informed decisions about their lives, the services that they receive, the persons that serve them and how they are served.

Person Centered
Texarkana Resources focuses on the unique strengths, abilities, needs and dreams of a person in the development of their individual training program

Integrity
Texarkana Resources conducts business and provides services with a commitment to integrity, accountability, quality and excellence.

Choice
Texarkana Resources in conjunction with the community has a responsibility to make available to eligible persons an array of available services from which the person may choose based on individual needs and wants.

Community
Texarkana Resources is dedicated to assisting people with disabilities remain in and be productive citizens of their community.

Board of Directors

Interested in becoming a Board Member? Please send us an e-mail through the website. We would love to grow our Board!
Dr. Larry Davis

Dr. Larry Davis

President

Leigh Cheek

Leigh Cheek

Vice President

Mike Sangalli

Mike Sangalli

Secretary/Treasurer

Michelle Walraven

Michelle Walraven

Board Member

Melva Flowers

Melva Flowers

Board Member

Tami Parker-Eakin

Tami Parker-Eakin

Board Member

Marty Braddock

Marty Braddock

Advocate Board Member

Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne

Board Member

Tina Collins

Tina Collins

Board Member

Collins Bruner

Collins Bruner

Board Member

Tanya Dunlap

Tanya Dunlap

Bingo Chairperson

Matt Robertson

Matt Robertson

Board Member

Tina Cunningham

Tina Cunningham

Board Member