Celebrating its milestone 60th year, LifeROOTS (formerly known as RCI, Inc.) has been a leader in helping individuals with a wide range of disabilities reach their full potential and achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency. As an Albuquerque-based tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving the Central New Mexico region, LifeROOTS provides the community with a broad range of programs and services for children and adults with developmental, physical and behavioral disabilities — and today has grown to serve more than 2,000 clients each year.
Founded in 1958, LifeROOTS was the first organization in the state to provide services for children with polio and cerebral palsy. The center has evolved into a multi-disciplinary provider of programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, offering Early Childhood Intervention, Therapy, Parenting Support Groups, Day Habilitation, Supported Employment, Job Development, Literacy Programs and much more. Led by certified, experienced and professional staff, the mission of LifeROOTS is to provide people with disabilities and their families with the resources and support they need to empower their lives and shape their futures, and offers important programs in the areas of Children’s Therapy and Services, Adult Services and Business Support Services.
Through its Children’s Services programming (which includes a highly effective Early Intervention program helping children with disabilities from birth to age 3), Adult Services (which provides individuals with disabilities ages 18(+) comprehensive support and services, and includes Day Habilitation, Supported Employment, Job Coaching, Career Discovery, Literacy Education and much more) and the organization’s Business Contract Services (providing valuable services for area businesses while providing employment for people with disabilities in jobs throughout the community), LifeROOTS consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership in helping those with disabilities. Not only does LifeROOTS give individuals the tools and resources that they, and their families, need to enhance their lives, but the organization has maintained its role as a leader in helping those with disabilities not only reach their true potential — but achieve things they never thought possible.