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Our History and Our Mission

We are your Center for Independent Living Center serving Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties in the Florida panhandle. 


The Disability Resource Center is a member of FACIL, the Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living.


Due to our small staff size, most services are provided by appointment.


Other Programs


Loan Locker: This program allows consumers to borrow equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, or other necessities; and businesses can borrow equipment as well to make any event handicap accessible. 


FTRI: The Disability Resource Center is now a distribution point for Florida Telecommunication Relay, Inc (FTRI). The specialized telephone equipment and ring signaling devices provided through this program are loaned to all qualified permanent Florida residents for as long as they need it at no charge


Interpreting Services:  Qualified sign language interpreters are scheduled through our office for any and all ADA required public accommodations. For more information view our Deaf Services Page. 


Services are available to all persons with disabilities, their family members and caregivers. We are committed to collaborating with other disability/consumer-focused organizations in our community. For more information, please contact us.



Contact Info


Disability Resource Center


300 West 5th Street

Panama City, Florida 32401


(850) 769-6890 phone

(850) 387-1800 video phone

(850) 769-6891 fax