Social Groups

Currently there are three social groups operating at the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc. (ECNV) on a regular basis. People with disabilities and friends are all welcome to drop by. Contact any staff member at ECNV for further information about the following groups:

ENDependents friendsThe ENDependents is a monthly social group that meets for pizza at the ECNV office at 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 250, Arlington, 22201. Everyone is welcome! Join us for food and fun for just $5! Check the calendar for dates and times.

Contact Ruchika Lalwani at 703-525-3268 to find out what we’re doing next.

TGIF friends enjoying a dinner at a restaurantThe TGIF Group is a chance for local non-disabled and disabled people to relax together after a long week and feel the energy of the disability culture (yes, there IS such a thing!)

Our goal in hosting these get-togethers is to further the mission of ECNV; for individuals with disabilities to improve the quality of their lives, determine their own lifestyles, participate in all aspects of society and secure their human and civil rights.

Sometimes, the greatest barrier is attitude. These get-togethers are an attempt at lowering this barrier by socializing together and creating opportunities to develop friendships in our community that might not otherwise happen!

We meet on the 1st Friday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please check the calendar for dates and location.

Contact Ruchika Lalwani at 703-525-3268 for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Young Adult Knights

Young Adult Knights, for those living in Herndon, Reston, Chantilly, Clifton, Fair Oaks, Centreville, Burke and Fairfax/Springfield!! If you are between the ages of 18-30 and want to make connections and friends in a relaxed fun atmosphere then please join us. We will meet once a month to share a meal and a fun activity. Come with your ideas for fun adventures. Laser tag, movies, dinner at restaurants, bowling, ice skating, have been ideas proposed already and there are endless possibilities

Please call or email Michelle Williams, Facilitator at 703-525-3268 with any questions or comments. Please RSVP to Michelle. Please note that transporation to and from social group and costs for meals/activities are participant’s responsibility**