WV ADA Coalition
The WV ADA Coalition is a statewide, grassroots group of individuals committed to helping communities achieve equal access for all West Virginians. They focus on technical assistance, education and training, and public awareness.
WV Statewide Independent Living Council (WV SILC)
The WV SILC is a gubernatorial appointed body which oversees the implementation of independent living services in the state. Its mission is to ensure persons who have disabilities have access to community-based resources that promote personal choice and facilitate the achievement of their independent living goals.
West Virginia Advocates
West Virginia Advocates provides information, referral and technical assistance on legal, civil and service rights to people with disabilities and their families, friends, advocates, guardians and representatives, service and support providers, and the public. WVA provides direct advocacy, including negotiation, mediation, investigation and legal representation in individual or class actions, to selected eligible people whose problems meet WVA priorities and case selection criteria. WVA provides education and training for individuals, groups, private and public organizations, elected and appointed officials, and other policymakers regarding the legal, civil and service rights of people with disabilities.
Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
Services provided includes: Advocacy, information and referral, peer support, VISIT Program, skills development, community integration support, personal assistance services, and housing.
Appalachian Center for Independent Living
The Appalachian Center for Independent Living provides advocacy/individual and systems, information and referral services, peer support, skills development, VISIT program, community integration support, personal assistance services, housing, transportation, and educational services.Location: Elk Office Center Suite C 4710 Chimney Drive, Charleston WV 25302-4804Contact Person: Larry Paxton Telephone: 1-800-642-3003 Fax: 304-965-0377
Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living
The Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living provides a resource center for persons with a disability, offering direct and community based services. Service include: intake/assessment, advocacy, independent skills training, VISIT; Visually Impaired Seniors Independent Training, peer and support counseling along with benefit assistance, information and referral, awareness training, resource library, technical assistance workshops and presentations. Working to help individuals and their community change a situation that has created a barrier for a person's independence.Location: 601-3 East Brockway Avenue Suite A-B, Morgantown WV 26508Contact Person: Jan Derry Telephone: 800-834-6408 Fax: 304-292-5217
State Rehabilitation Council
The goal of the Sate Rehabilitation Council is to ensure that people with disabilities are provided with an equal opportunity to receive the services they are entitled to under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. They focus on consumer satisfaction and are endless in their pursuit for ways that services can be improved or new policies that can be implemented to benefit everyone.
Fair Shake Network
The Fair Shake Network is an association of West Virginians dedicated to a "fair shake" for people with disabilities and to the belief that diversity makes our communities stronger. People with disabilities have the right to live, work, and play in their own homes and communities. The Fair Shake Network provides training and systems advocacy on issues affecting people with disabilities through statewide, grassroots, cross disability activities.