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Who We Are

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) is a community resource and advocacy center run by and for persons with disabilities. ECNV’s mission is to END dependence by empowering people with disabilities to live independently. We are a cross-disability organization and work with people of all ages who have every type of disability.

Founded in 1982, ECNV is one of 15 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Virginia. There are over 400 CILs nationwide. ECNV serves Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church. Most of our services are provided at no cost.

ECNV provides the five core services of every CIL:
Advocacy
Information and Referral
Independent Living Skills Training
Peer Mentoring
Transitioning

We also have special programs including: 
Travel Training
Medicaid Waiver services
Support Group Services
Personal Assistant Services (PAS)


Check out our brochure. [Accessible .doc version]