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ECNV Mourns Loss of Tom Kelley

February 14, 2022
 

ECNV is very saddened to hear of the passing of Tom Kelley, who passed away over the weekend. Tom had been an advocate and friend to most of us at ECNV for years, if not decades. In January, he completed his term and handed over the reins as Board Treasurer for ECNV. We had the opportunity to tell him how much we appreciated him just a few weeks ago with a plaque celebrating his dedication to ECNV.
A founding member of ECNV, Doris Ray, recounts, “He was a strong, passionate and eloquent spokesperson for the disability community, and as I saw him lead the Arlington County Disability Advisory Commission, I grew in my respect for him. I was very pleased to see that eventually he joined our Board and took an instrumental role in guiding the organization.”  
Tom has been an ardent supporter of the Independent Living and Disability rights movement for a long time. We convey our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. 


[Image: Tom in his wheelchair smiling wearing a gray shirt.]


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COVID Update

Due to COVID-19 pandemic and the potential health risk this poses to our clients and staff, our offices are closed to outside visitors as we continue to serve our clients virtually. Please go to our website ecnv.org to contact staff for services via email or work cell. You may also email us at info@ecnv.org.
People with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with increased hospitalizations and death when compared to the general population. As a result, many people with disabilities have been unable to go out in the community and rely on family and caregivers for services. We are pleased to announce our new COVID-19 initiative that places people with disabilities in the center of our efforts to promote vaccinations and boosters. This initiative serves the ECNV geographic areas of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax.

  • Pop-Up Vaccination Events - Co-organized by a person with a disability, we offer these home and community vaccination opportunities for groups of 15 or more with MedsPack, or pharmacy partner.
     
  • Trusted Disability Network - We are recruiting Disability Champions who can reach out to traditionally marginalized populations to dispel myths and disseminate information about Covid-19 vaccinations. These champions will advise us on providing culturally responsive services and relay information about services, resources, rights, and opportunities that can enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their caregivers.

Funding for this initiative comes from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities/Administration for Community Living (HHS) (November 2021-August 2022) and Alexandria Sleeves Up/Centers for Disease Control (November 2021-March 2022).

For information about COVID-19 and how you can stay safe, please visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Image: Rectangular picture with image of COVID that is a grey round ball with red spikes. In white it says coronavirus then in orange outbreak. In white ECNV/LEND office closed. 


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We are all in this together. Our team at ECNV is continuing to stay connected with each other, our consumers and partners. We have a working document to bring you up to date resources during this pandemic. Please email info@ecnv.org if you have resources you would like to add to this list.

COVID-19 Resource List 

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 selving@ecnv.org for more details.
Image: Durable Medical Equipment lined up in the following order : cane, crutches, grayscooter, walker, commode,chair with tray and blue shower chair.

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