People with Disabilities Working to End Dependence

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) is a community resource and advocacy center run by and for people 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 17 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.

ECNV provides the five core services of every CIL:

  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Transitioning

We also have special programs including: 

  • Travel Training
  • Medicaid Waiver services
  • Support Group Services
  • Personal Assistant Services (PAS)
  • Durable Medical Equipment