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ECNV Announces First Paid Trusted Disability Champion

Janeek Prince is ECNV’s first paid Trusted Disability Champion. She has been working hard to connect other organizations to ECNV as part of our Pop-up Vaccine and COVID information efforts. ECNV is pleased to be working with Janeek on these efforts.

Janeek has been living independently in the City of Alexandria since 2018. She enjoys doing acrylic art, playing bocci ball, going to the movies with family and friends, and playing board games. She currently works for Sunrise Community of Virginia as a Supported Employee Office Assistant. As ECNV’s first paid Disability Champion, she looks forward to being part of the growing Trusted Disability Network to help people with disabilities in the City of Alexandria and beyond.

We greatly appreciate Janeek’s willingness to spread the word and open new doors for our covid-19 vaccination initiatives. After Alexandria City Health Department asked for outreach assistance at a large apartment complex, Janeek figured out who to call and invited the management to join our vaccination efforts. Management agreed and now we are working with Alexandria Health Department and African Communities Together to publicize and host a future pop-up. In the short time since Janeek began, we are already seeing the impact of her work.

If you are interested in being a Disability Champion, having a disability is not required. Disability Champions who also have disabilities can be paid $20/hour through funding from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities/ Administration for Community Living (HHS).

No experience or expertise in disability required. We are looking for individuals who wish to join us in shaping this new initiative. Sign up here. For more information contact Rosalia Fajardo at rfajardo@ecnv.org.