The organizations listed below provide invaluable expertise and assistance related to understanding disability information and services throughout the Commonwealth. Their partnership, along with the ideas and advice of nearly 200 focus group participants, led to the development and expansion of this website. To learn more about our partners, click on the following links or scroll down the page.
Community and Navigator Sponsors
Information About Each Organization
Dominion Resources is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with an energy portfolio of about 28,100 megawatts of generation, about 6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves and 7,900 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline. Dominion Resources also operates the nation's largest underground natural gas storage system with more than 965 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in twelve states. Corporate headquarters are located in Richmond, Va.
Charitable giving and leadership of campaigns to benefit non-profit organizations are an integral part of Dominion Resources' social responsibility. Principally through the Dominion Foundation, the company contributes more than $20 million annually to charities in the states where it operates. Grants are made in several categories, supporting a variety of programs, such as foodbanks, homeless shelters, educational grants, cultural outreach programs in the performing arts, and land and habitat preservation.
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A critical challenge in Fairfax County is to meet the long term care needs of the growing population adults with disabilities and elderly persons. Many issues contribute to this challenge, such as increasing cultural diversity, a critical shortage of available caregivers in the home and in the community, new advances in medical technologies, and a general lack of long-term care insurance coverage. Fairfax County, through the Fairfax Incentive Fund, supports initiatives disAbilityNavigator and other projects that will:
- increase public awareness
- connect people to services
- promote independent, supportive living, or
- improve and expand the long-term care workforce
Fairfax Long Term Care Coordinating Council provides community leadership to promote and assure an accessible, affordable integrated and dynamic state-of-the-art collaborative system, enabling seniors and adults with disabilities to live independently in the community of their choice and to support the needs of their families, caregivers and service providers.
The LTCCC seeks to: provide leadership and serve as a catalyst in the implementation of the Long Term Care Strategic Plan to educate funders and policy makers on long term care needs and advocate for solutions; work closely with CareFaxLTC; the private, non-profit organization created to facilitate the implementation of the Strategic Plan and to link people and organizations in strategic partnerships to strengthen the LTC system; and to provide a mechanism for government agencies, non-profits, for-profits, educational institutions and businesses to develop a shared vision for LTC and to enhance service delivery.
The LTCCC is a citizen body with up to 46 members from agencies, businesses and boards and commissions appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Members include representatives of the Commission on Aging, Community Services Board, Disability Services Board and the Health Care Advisory Board, among others, to enhance communication, strengthen partnerships and avoid duplication in the establishment of priorities and services.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is a state agency based in Richmond, Virginia with branch offices in Fairfax and Vienna. DRPT is responsible for rail, public transportation and commuter services initiatives throughout Virginia. DRPT serves as a strong advocate, an expert source of information and research, and a funding partner for these programs in Virginia. DRPT also represents the Commonwealth’s rail, public transportation and commuter services interests at the local, state, and national levels.
DRPT and SeniorNavigator/disAbilityNavigator are currently working together to develop and maintain an inventory of complementary paratransit services in the Commonwealth. Information is currently being developed for SeniorNavigator’s website, DRPT’s website and any other appropriate sites to assist ADA certified visitors in accessing paratransit services.
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The Arc of Northern Virginia is known as a leader in providing effective advocacy and indispensable direct services for families, children and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities to enable full, welcoming community participation. The Arc provides:
- Developmental Disability Medicaid Waiver services
- Education, Information and Referral
- Guardianship program
- Personal Support Trusts
The mission of the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board (FA-DSB) is to include people with disabilities into mainstream community life by identifying, communicating, and advocating their diverse CAPABILITIES and needs to state and local governments and the private sector; and to help and provide resources to meet the needs of persons with physical and sensory disabilities.
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ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) is a community-based resource and advocacy center which is managed by and for people with disabilities.
ECNV promotes independent living (IL) philosophy and equal access for all persons with disabilities. Like the nearly 400 centers for independent living (CIL's) across the country, ECNV grew from local disability rights and self-help movements. ENCV’s philosophy is one of consumer control and peer-to-peer relationships to empower people with physical, mental, cognitive and sensory disabilities to direct their own lives.
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The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHD) is an interdisciplinary campus based organization that focuses on the mission statement,"improving the lives and productivity of persons with disabilities." KIHd combines the resources of George Mason University (GMU) with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.
- Assistive Technology Computer Lab
- Model Programs
- Technical Assistance
- Training Grants
The Partnership for People with Disabilities supports people with disabilities and their families to be active members of their communities throughout the Commonwealth. The Partnership, part of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Education, is Virginia's only federally designated university center for excellence in developmental disabilities. Among our most important partners in creating communities where all people live, work, and play together with choices and independence, are numerous disability service providers, P-12 schools and school divisions, universities, professional organizations, and state and local agencies. Together, we are able to accomplish what no one agency or individual could ever hope to accomplish alone.
The Partnership is an interdisciplinary organization that responds to the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families across the age span, from newborns to the elderly. To accomplish this task in the most efficient and effective manner possible, three primary areas of emphasis have been designated. They are Early Childhood/Education, Health, and Family and Individual Involvement and Support.
Moving forward, the Partnership is focused on building the supports and services that promote systems change, strengthen individuals and families, encourage self-advocacy, and foster communities that are inclusive and welcoming for every citizen, including those with disabilities and their families.
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Bon Secours Health System is known as the leading healthcare system in providing compassionate and innovative care for the whole person. Founded on the religious and moral principles of the Sisters of Bon Secours in Paris in 1824, the mission of Bon Secours is to bring compassion to healthcare and to be good help to those in need.
Bon Secours Virginia Health System (BSV) is the fourth largest and only faith based health system in Virginia. It is comprised of Bon Secours Richmond and Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System which includes seven award-winning hospitals; St. Mary's Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital, and St. Francis Medical Center in Richmond and DePaul Medical Center, Harbour View Health Center, Mary Immaculate Hospital and Maryview Medical Center in Hampton Roads.
Bon Secours Virginia Health System offers a full range of services including cardiac, women's, children's, orthopaedics, neurosciences, surgery and senior services. The system brings together a network of hospitals, primary care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities to provide quality health care services to thousands of Virginians.
Friendship is the place where seniors’ needs are met within a caring community that offers a full breadth and depth of services. Our evolution over the course of nearly 50 years has included the addition of new and innovative services, ultimately creating a world-class retirement community based on a rental mode.
Seniors are attracted to the community because they felt they could essentially age-in-place – that Friendship would be able to provide for all of their needs as they grew older created through innovative designs for new sustainable living accommodations. Residents are also reassured to learn about Friendship’s emphasis on privacy and comfort with exclusive accommodations in Friendship Health & Rehab, should they ever need a higher level of care.
- Independent Living: Boasting 26 different floor plans ranging from apartments to homes, finding the right fit for your needs is all about choices. Well equipped kitchens, heat and air conditioning, secure entrances, on campus pharmacy with delivery, and complimentary bus services are just a few of the perks of Friendship.
- Outpatient Therapy: Available for on-campus residents and the general public, our outpatient therapy offers physical therapy, speech/language pathology, and occupational therapy, including driving evaluations. We also offer a warm water pool for aquatic rehab. It is our goal to keep you moving, and as active and independent as possible.
- Assisted Living: Our assisted living accommodations help you remain self-reliant while assisting you where you need it. We offer 5 levels of care, ranging from residential to 24 hour nursing supervision. In addition we offer restaurant style dining, activities 7 days a week, housekeeping and laundry services and an onsite medical clinic to bring the doctor to you. Enjoy life while we take care of you.
- Home Care: Our mission at Home Care is simple, to help our clients enjoy living at home, by providing companionship and personal services. Whether it is housekeeping, meal preparation, running errands or going to the doctor, even tasks such as bathing and medication reminders, we are there when you need us.
- Health and Rehab Center: As the largest skilled nursing facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia with 373 beds, we know about delivering quality care. We specialize in skilled nursing care for short term orthopedic rehab stays to more permanent stays in our Alzheimer's unit and everything in between. With a staff comprised of RNs, LPNs and CNAs you can trust our knowledgeable staff with your or your loved one's health needs. In addition, we house an on-site pharmacy, gift shop and cafe and offer a plethora of daily activities.
Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers is committed to helping people find the Power to Overcome setbacks from illness and injury. We are the premier provider of physical rehabilitation services in Central Virginia. Sheltering Arms specializes in the treatment of complex neurological and orthopedic conditions such as stroke, spinal-cord injury, brain injury, amputation or joint replacement. We provide a complete continuum of care throughout each patient’s rehabilitation experience at our two rehabilitation hospitals and ten outpatient clinics.
Sheltering Arms is also the home of the iWALK Recovery Center, and our staff have advanced clinical certifications and training in the use of the newest leading-edge technologies. As a non-profit organization, Sheltering Arms’ mission is to provide comprehensive physical rehabilitation of the highest caliber to our patients, regardless of their ability to pay. For over 100 years, Sheltering Arms has been a provider of healthcare services and a name that people trust. Sheltering Arms is committed to helping patients find the Power to Overcome!
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In order to support our mission as a statewide non-profit organization and keep our services free of charge, we have developed a new Supporter Advertisements section of our websites.
The Supporter Advertisement section allows your business/organization to promote its services and links consumers directly to your website - allowing for maximum exposure and reach. There are different options available and varying price points to match your business'/organization's marketing goals and budget.
For more information about Supporter Advertisements, please call (804)525-7728 or toll free (866)-393-0957 or email email@example.com.