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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 if you have resources you would like to add to this list.
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Due to recent developments regarding the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and the potential health risk this poses to our consumers and staff, the Executive Board of Directors of the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) and LEND voted close our offices effective March 16th until further notice. To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, all in person events have been cancelled. ECNV will reassess the situation to decide when to reopen our offices.
Even though our offices will be closed, we will still serve our consumers to the best of our ability. Please go to our website to contact staff for services via email or work cell. We will continually update our medicaid services page to bring you information regarding these services as we receive them from DMAS. You may also send an email to for general questions and concerns. This has been a difficult decision but our highest priority is keeping the community safe to stop the spread of this virus. We thank you for your understanding.
For information about COVID-19 and how you can stay safe, please visit or

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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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ECNV. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

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    • Thursday, February 13, 2020
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    By: Earnst Ilang-Ilang  This month, a special day occurs at the very end of February – no, I am not talking about the “Leap Year”, but rather: Rare Disease Day. This important day is meant to raise awareness for individuals and patients living with rare diseases, which account for 1 in 20 individuals living on Earth. Working at the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, I have been blessed to meet so many people who continue to live their lives regardless of their challenges – it is truly a testament to their character, as well as their courage to see past their circumstances and hope for better days ahead. Rare Disease Day brings significant importance to my own life, as I live with a condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia – an extremely painful neurological condition that affects the nerve that controls your face: touch, sensation, and pain – all of those attributes are controlled by the Trigeminal Nerve. Trigeminal Neuralgia also has another name: “The Suicide Disease”, due to the fact that it is one of the most painful conditions according to neurologists and pain specialists alike. I still remember the day when it first started…  

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    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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