40 Years of Empowering People with Disabilities

ECNV ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia 40 Years and Forward
40 Years and Forward

In 2022, ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia celebrates forty years empowering people with disabilities in our region. A group of people with disabilities working on a Fairfax county initiative met in 1981 to establish a center for informing and empowering people with disabilities (see Founded by People with Disabilities in Northern Virginia to read more).

ECNV is one of more than 400 centers for independent living around the United States, all run by people with disabilities. Many are activists and subject-matter experts in a breadth of issues people with disabilities in Northern Virginia face. Through outreach, support, advocacy, training, and informational efforts we meet the needs of hundreds of our neighbors every year.

Through the generous support of our corporate sponsors, sustaining donors, and public and private grants, ECNV is able to innovate in new directions while maintaining our core services for the people we serve. We are celebrating 40 years and forward.