Who we are

About

At Center for Independent Living, we believe all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the right to live life to its fullest in their community. Twenty-four hours a day, we care for and support adults with special needs in neighborhood homes in Twin Falls. Through personalized programs focused on skill-building, we make a difference in the quality of lives, enabling each person to reach their true potential.

 
 
Excellent Care

We invest in training and development, and embrace a quality improvement process.

Dignity

We respect and trust the people we support, their families, and our employees. We are a kind and caring community.

Involvement

We are an active part of something special. We encourage community and family involvement.

Meet our team

Our team’s focus on personal relationships is a foundation for success.

Administrator

Becky Baily, a native to the Magic Valley, has been in the field of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities since 1990. She began as a direct support professional. Becky believes that services and relationships should be based on respect, trust, and honesty. She served as a key leader with the Idaho Association of Community Providers, a state provider group dedicated to quality community-based services in Idaho helping to educate government leaders and partnering with self advocates and industry leaders. Becky loves giving back through serving others in volunteer projects. She enjoys living in the country, having her animals, and spending time with family.

Director

Ray Harris always knows what truly drives employees to connect with the heart of the people served by the Center for Independent Living. Ray was born and raised in New Mexico, moving to the Magic Valley in 1996. Since 1990, Ray has spent his career dedicated to serving people in the field of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, except for an 8 year hiatus which he spent in Customer Care and Computer Tech work. Since 2013, Ray has cultivated outstanding relationships with many Professionals in the Magic Valley Community. He trains the Residential Habilitation team in the foundational principals of dignity, respect, and relationships through the Mandt System. Ray gives of his time to the community, most recently with the Twin Falls County Board of Community Guardians. In his spare time he spends time riding his road bike, creating many talented crochet projects including afghans and doilies, and exploring the outdoors. 

Lead Staff

Meet Larissa Fuchs! Larissa has lived in the Magic Valley all her life. She is a stepmother to both a daughter and a son. Larissa’s young adult stepson is diagnosed with intellectual delay. This experience has expanded her understanding of the family side of care giving. Larissa started her career supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 1999. Larissa has worked in many roles including Direct Support Professional and management positions, and Special Olympics volunteer. Larissa is always passionate when helping people advocate for themselves and encourages self growth. She feels blessed to have celebrated accomplishments with adults with Developmental Disabilities.

Program Coordinator

 Ruby Hammond has worked in the human service field since 2004. Ruby was blessed with an older sister who was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Her sister inspired her compassion for people with disabilities, and the moral compasses to guide her work with these amazing people. Ruby has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She began working with Center for Independent Living in 2015 as the Program Coordinator for the Residential Habilitation services. Ruby’s grandchildren are the center of her world. She loves gardening, doing projects around her home, reading a good mystery novel, and spending time with her family.

Lead Staff

Rikki Woolstenhulme has been working in the field since 2001. Rikki joined the Residential Habilitation team in 2009 and moved into her current role in 2019. Rikki’s serene nature empowers the people we support to make their own choices in their lives. She is a valued member of the team, working toward equality and balance. Rikki spends her time raising her children with her husband. She loves the outdoors, especially fishing and camping. Rikki has many interests including reading, kayaking, woodworking, and crafts.