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.
Thank You for Celebrating ECNV’s 40th Anniversary!
ECNV 40 Forward Reception with comments from Executive Director Dominique Dunford-Lack. Dear Friends, We appreciate your support of ECNV’s 40th Anniversary! Thanks to you, our 40th Anniversary Reception event was […]
DMAS Proposed Rule Regarding Personal Care Aides
The Department of Medical Assistance Services’ (DMAS) proposed a rule regarding “legally responsible individuals” as personal care aides. Under the proposed Medicaid rule, parents of minors and spouses are able […]
The World Mourns the Passing of Judy Heumann, Disability Rights Activist
Judith “Judy” Heumann (1947-2023) Judith “Judy” Heumann—widely regarded as “the mother” of the disability rights movement—passed away in Washington, D.C. on the afternoon of March 4, 2023. Judy was at […]
COVID-19/Flu Vaccine Events
On February 14, 2023, ECNV, in partnership with Giant Pharmacy, provided COVID-19 and Flu vaccines to residents of the Fields of Old Town. Please let us know if you would […]
We Love Health and Wellness Fair
We were delighted to be able to be a part of the We Love Health and Wellness Fair in Falls Church on February 11, 2023. Rosalia shared information about ECNV […]
Emergency Assistance in Alexandria
On February 2, 2023, Rosalia Fajardo, Multicultural Families Director was able to provide emergency assistance to Latina mothers of children with disabilities at the Spires Apartment. We are able to […]
This will be our second time participating in Spring2ACTion and we are excited to be back. The funds that were raised in our previous experience with Spring2ACTion helped us to […]
ECNV Travel Training Now Serving Loudoun County
Now that Metro has extended services, did you know that ECNV can also help you with other ways to experience the freedom to travel where you want to go? ECNV […]
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.