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. This is 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:
Information and Referral
Independent Living Skills Training
Special programs including:
Medicaid Waiver services
Support Group Services
Personal Assistant Services (PAS)
Durable Medical Equipment
The Mission of the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc. (ECNV) is to empower people with disabilities to live independently.
END Goals are to enable individuals with disabilities to:
• improve the quality of their lives;
• determine their own lifestyles;
• participate in all aspects of society;
• secure their human and civil rights;
• exercise self advocacy; and
• ensure a system for consumer control and policy direction