The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia

Empowering People with Disabilities to Live Independently

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.

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Our staff and volunteers are experts in their field. ECNV provides information on living with a disability in Northern Virginia and access to other services for people with disabilities.


We advocate for and empower people with disabilities in Northern Virginia by providing training, professional consultation, and physical resources.


When contributors donate to ECNV they support our programs providing access to information and resources to live independently.

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