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Lufkin State Supported Living Center

The SSLCs are tobacco-free facilities. Smoking and the use of tobacco products are prohibited on our property. However, residents may smoke in designated areas.

6844 N. U.S. Highway 69
Pollok, Texas 75969

About Lufkin State Supported Living Center

  • Opened in 1962.
  • The state supported living center is home to 317 people.
  • Approximately 975 people work at the state supported living center.
  • The state supported living center is managed by Director Gale Wasson.
  • The state supported living center serves a 28-county area: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Cass, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Houston, Jasper, Marion, Nacogdoches, Newton, Panola, Polk, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood. (Click here for a map in PDF format that shows the state supported living centers and the counties they serve.)

Visitor Information

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 936-634-3353.
  • Press tours are available by contacting the DADS Communications Office at 512-438-3056.

Vocational Services

Vocational services provide residents with an on-site workshop and the opportunity to work in community-based settings. Call 936-634-3353 to learn more.

Supported Employment

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.

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Updated: March 27, 2015