Abilene State Supported Living Center
2501 Maple St.
About Abilene State Supported Living Center
- Opened in 1957.
- The 176-acre state supported living center is home to approximately 385 people.
- Approximately 1,340 people work at the state supported living center.
- The state supported living center is managed by Director Linda Hinshaw.
- The state supported living center serves 18 counties: Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Jones, McCulloch, Mills, Palo Pinto, Parker, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens and Taylor. (Click here for a map in PDF format that shows the state supported living centers and the counties they serve.)
Family members and friends are encouraged to visit the facility as frequently as possible. We request that all visitors check in at the switchboard/administration building upon arriving at the facility to assure that appropriate record of the visit is maintained. Prior arrangements for visiting in homes is encouraged.
How to arrange a tour
- Public tours are available by contacting the Community Relations Office at 325-795-3547.
- Press tours are available by contacting the DADS Communications Office at 512-438-3056.
Guest houses for visiting families
Two guest houses are available for use by visiting families. Call 325-795-3217 to make a reservation.
The Oakwood Trails nature area is available to residents and family members. Limited use is also available to other groups for a nominal fee. Facilities include a large indoor meeting area with full kitchen facilities, campgrounds with restrooms and fishing dock that are accessible to people with disabilities. Call 325-795-3370 to make reservations.
Centennial Park has a playground and pavilion. It is open daily to the from 7 a.m. until dusk. The park is accessible to people with disabilities and offers restroom facilities. Call 325-692-4053 to reserve the pavilion.
Vocational services provide residents with an on-site workshop and the opportunity to work in community-based settings. Call 325-795-3619 to learn more.
You can learn about supported employment for individuals who live at state supported living centers by visiting the state supported living center supported employment website. The site includes a video about the supported employment program.
Updated: February 19, 2014