Dale has been a resident in our Independent Living program at The Center’s Cullen Residence Hall since 2000. What keeps Dale at The Center, he says, is the level of respect and autonomy he receives. He appreciates that each client is able to maintain as much independence as individually possible while still receiving the support he or she needs. Dale personally finds it helpful to have assistance with meals and other daily tasks so he can concentrate on personal development. The support he has received, he says, has helped him find employment over the years and build his career skills. Today, Dale’s is often the first face anyone sees upon visiting The Center—he works as a receptionist at Cullen Residence Hall, directing calls, assisting visitors, and performing administrative tasks. When he’s not at the front desk, Dale enjoys internet research on trivia-based topics, watching movies, and traveling when he can.