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The March/April Issue of the ECNV Newsletter is Published

The March/April edition of ECNV’s Declaration is now available!! Our Newsletter is moving to a bi-monthly format going forward, but will be just as exciting and informative as ever!

In this week’s issue, learn about our Annual IL Advocacy day. Our staff spent an entire day advocating in Richmond and have shared their experiences with you!  Also - learn how to receive help with heating and cooling costs through ECNV’s EnergyShare program. Save the Date for ECNV’s Annual Awards Reception. And, read about the exciting part-time job opening that is now available at ECNV. All this and much more in the March/April issue of the ECNV Declaration!

Download the PDF or the plain text Word document.

Metro releasses final SafeTrack Plan which will result in reduced Silver and Orange line service starting June 4th, 2016

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld recently released the final SafeTrack plan -- a comprehensive maintenance effort that will accelerate three years worth of work into approximately one year. The plan significantly expands maintenance time on weekends, weeknights and midday hours and includes 15 "Safety Surges"--long-duration track outages for major projects in key parts of the system. The plan addresses Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) safety recommendations and deferred maintenance backlogs while restoring track infrastructure to good health.

In the Know

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 LEAP Awards!

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV), through a grant from the HSC Foundation, is excited to offer the 2016 LEAP awards. LEAP awards support purchases of goods and services (not covered by Medicaid or other insurance) for youth and young adults (ages 14-26) with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the Northern Virginia area. The deadline to apply is June 30th so apply today! Click here to download the application and learn more about the program.

ECNV / LEND Satisfaction Survey

If you have received any services from the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) or LEND, we’d like your feedback. Your input helps improve the quality of our services and ensures we are meeting your needs.

Traveling and Need a Personal Care Assistant? 

If you, your family, or friends are traveling to the Washington, DC Metro area, ECNV can arrange for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) to meet your needs. Whether it be for a vacation, conference, or business trip, ECNV will ensure you have a quality PCA. Contact Ruchika Lalwani at or (703) 525-3268 for pricing and information. Click here to learn more about our Personal Assistant Registry

Check Out ECNV's Informational Video on Using WMATA Apps 


WMATA’s Helpful Travel Tools

ELstat - Metro's elevator status application, can notify you if elevators are in or out of service at any Metrorail stations you select for monitoring.
Trip Planner - Plan your route via bus & rail. Mobile App Here
Alerts & Advisories - Get up-to-date information on single tracking, delays, station closings and more.


Need A Wheelchair or Scooter?

ECNV has great wheelchairs, scooters, and mobility equipment available for those in need. Contact Selvin Garcia at (703) 525-3268 or for more details.

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