News from LINC

Recording IL History in Idaho

By Jen Grush-Dale

Long-time staff member, Melva Heinrich, has begun a new project to create a record of the independent living movement in Idaho. Melva, who is the Director of Community and Resource Integration, will be retiring at the end of the year after 28 years at LINC. As her final project, she is working to document all of the hard work and people who have made independent living here in Idaho what it is. And she’s looking for stories!

What kind of stories is she looking for? Melva wants to hear about the folks who have made changes in their communities and in the state that help all people with disabilities live independent lives.  From the neighborhood activist who helped persuade city hall to put in curb cuts to the folks who helped change Idaho law to protect parents with disabilities and their children.

You don’t have to have worked for a center for independent living to participate! If you worked or volunteered for any agency or organization that has contributed to expanding the rights of people with disabilities, or done advocacy work on your own, Melva wants to hear from you!

Ready to tell your story? Great! You can submit your story directly to Melva at  You can call her in our Twin Falls office at 208-733-1712. Or you can submit your story online at

LINC has three offices to serve you.

1182 Eastland Drive North
Suite C
Twin Falls ID 83301
(208) 733-1712 VOICE
(208) 733-7711 TDD

1878 West Overland Road
Boise ID 83705
(208) 336-3335 VOICE
(208) 336-3335 TDD
(208) 384-5037 FAX

703 S. Kimball Ave
Caldwell ID 83605
(208) 454-5511 VOICE
(208) 454-5511 TDD
(208) 454-5515 FAX