About

Disabled Resource Services

Our Mission

Disabled Resource Services empowers individuals with all types of disabilities and all ages to achieve their maximum level of independence at home and in the community through setting and achieving goals, enhancing self-esteem, accessing resources, self-advocacy, peer support and education.

Our History

Advocate for Change

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1978

Handicapped Needs Assessment Project began

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1979

Handicapped Information Office opened

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1982

Wine Fest fundraiser began

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1984

Articles of Incorporation filed for Handicapped Information Office

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1985

501(c)(3) non-profit status approved by the Internal Revenue Service

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1987

Loveland office opened to better serve southern Larimer County

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1987

Current name adopted

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1988

Center for Independent Living certification achieved

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2006

Jackson County added to our service area

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2012

Fort Collins office relocated to better serve the community

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2017

Nancy Jackson retires after 38 years as executive director

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2018

DRS begins its new journey with a new executive director

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2020

DRS purchases an office condo in Loveland

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2022

Denise Mullhaupt became the New Executive Director

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2022

DRS’s Loveland Office became the new main office

At Disabled Resource Services (DRS) we focus on helping people with all types of disabilities gain, regain or maintain their independence.  A Colorado non-profit agency serving Larimer and Jackson counties, we advocate for change through calls to action for more accessible and integrated communities and we develop partnerships to accomplish more for the greater good of people with disabilities.

About DRS

With more than 50% of staff having disabilities themselves, they are positive role models and provide peer support and mentoring. They share a bond that reflects the very nature of what it means to live with a disability, work with a disability or grow up with a disability.

DRS is a certified Center for Independent Living. It is one of nine non-profit agencies in Colorado that meet the unique and often complex needs of people with disabilities. Our staff helps them acquire renewed hope, assist with setting goals and developing a plan to succeed, get needs met and assure they increase their independence and quality of life.

Disabled Resource Services is also an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Our History

Disabled Resource Services (DRS) began in 1978, an outgrowth of the Handicapped Needs Assessment Project conducted by the Larimer County Association of the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The project clearly showed a need existed for an agency that understood the unique struggles of people with disabilities around poverty and discrimination. From the beginning, DRS has addressed those issues by assisting people in accessing community resources, providing specific services and giving on-going peer support to navigate overwhelming challenges, pressing needs and complex social systems. In 1984 DRS became an independent agency and adopted its current name. It attained 501(c)(3) status in 1985 and became a Center for Independent living in 1988.

DRS continues to evolve, adapting to changes in society and law, but our focus remains on assisting people with disabilities, regardless of type. Assistance takes many forms, but focusing on people with disabilities, providing peer support, developing self-advocacy skills and ensuring consumer-control are a combination not found in other human services programs in our area.

download our 990 form
Our History

Advocate for Change

At Disabled Resource Services (DRS) we focus on helping people with all types of disabilities gain, regain or maintain their independence.  A Colorado non-profit agency serving Larimer and Jackson counties, we advocate for change through calls to action for more accessible and integrated communities and we develop partnerships to accomplish more for the greater good of people with disabilities.

About DRS

With more than 50% of staff having disabilities themselves, they are positive role models and provide peer support and mentoring. They share a bond that reflects the very nature of what it means to live with a disability, work with a disability or grow up with a disability.

DRS is a certified Center for Independent Living. It is one of nine non-profit agencies in Colorado that meet the unique and often complex needs of people with disabilities. Our staff helps them acquire renewed hope, assist with setting goals and developing a plan to succeed, get needs met and assure they increase their independence and quality of life.

Disabled Resource Services is also an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Our History

Disabled Resource Services (DRS) began in 1978, an outgrowth of the Handicapped Needs Assessment Project conducted by the Larimer County Association of the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The project clearly showed a need existed for an agency that understood the unique struggles of people with disabilities around poverty and discrimination. From the beginning, DRS has addressed those issues by assisting people in accessing community resources, providing specific services and giving on-going peer support to navigate overwhelming challenges, pressing needs and complex social systems. In 1984 DRS became an independent agency and adopted its current name. It attained 501(c)(3) status in 1985 and became a Center for Independent living in 1988.

DRS continues to evolve, adapting to changes in society and law, but our focus remains on assisting people with disabilities, regardless of type. Assistance takes many forms, but focusing on people with disabilities, providing peer support, developing self-advocacy skills and ensuring consumer-control are a combination not found in other human services programs in our area.

download our 990 form
^
1978

Handicapped Needs Assessment Project began

^
1979

Handicapped Information Office opened

^
1982

Wine Fest fundraiser began

^
1984

Articles of Incorporation filed for Handicapped Information Office

^
1985

501(c)(3) non-profit status approved by the Internal Revenue Service

^
1987

Loveland office opened to better serve southern Larimer County

^
1987

Current name adopted

^
1988

Center for Independent Living certification achieved

^
2006

Jackson County added to our service area

^
2012

Fort Collins office relocated to better serve the community

^
2017

Nancy Jackson retires after 38 years as executive director

^
2018

DRS begins its new journey with a new executive director

^
2020

DRS purchases an office condo in Loveland

^
2022

Denise Mullhaupt became the New Executive Director

^
2022

DRS’s Loveland Office became the new main office

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Get In Touch

Locations in Fort Collins and Loveland, CO

Loveland Telephone: (970) 667-0816

Ft. Collins Telephone: (970) 482-2700

Email: info@drsnoco.org

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      Disabled Resource Services

Fort Collins

1017 Robertson Street, Unit B
Fort Collins, CO 80524-3915
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Daily: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Loveland

2154 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Unit 5
Loveland, CO 80537-3146
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed Daily: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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