Our Partners and Sponsors
We are a 501c3 not-for-profit, free public service for Virginians. To cover the expense of operating, we rely on contributions from organizations in Virginia that have made a commitment to improving the lives of older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, and their caregivers and families. Without the help of these organizations, we could not provide our valuable services throughout the Commonwealth. To learn more about the sponsors and partners that support our mission, click on the following links or scroll down the page.
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. Bon Secours Richmond includes; St. Mary's Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital, and St. Francis Medical Center in Richmond.
Bon Secours 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.
Dominion 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.
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.
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.
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.
A critical challenge in Fairfax County is to meet the long term care needs of the growing population of people 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 like 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
The Fairfax Long Term Care Coordinating Council (LTCCC)
The LTCCC vision is "Building Inclusive Communities" and its mission is to provide leadership to promote caring, inclusive and supportive communities for all.
To address the long term care needs of a growing population, the Board of Supervisors chartered the LTCCC in 2002 to identify needs and create solutions for long term care services and programs that enhance the lives of older adults and people with disabilities.
The LTCCC includes residents, advocates, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, businesses, local governments and faith communities.
The LTCCC supports inclusive communities of healthy individuals, stable families and connected residents in the Fairfax area by:
- Raising awareness of long term care needs in the areas of transportation & mobility, housing, and services for seniors and adults with disabilities
- Educating funders and policymakers
- Developing community collaboration and partnerships
- Advocating for solutions in the community
- Encouraging contributions of money and time to nonprofit service providers
The goal of the Council is to provide a foundation so that Fairfax area residents are able to remain in their own community as they age or live with their disability and be able to participate in community life to the fullest.
In an effort to meet the long term care needs of the community, the Council's strategic plan organizes priority needs into five service areas:
1. Coordination of Medical and Social Services
3. Mobility and Transportation
4. Services for Older Adults
5. Services for Young Adults with Disabilities
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
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
Paragon Design Group, LLC (Paragon) is a multi-disciplined team of creative strategists with expertise in branding, web design & development, motion graphics and print design. Its design solutions are engaging, effective and platform agnostic.
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.
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 and patients' number one choice 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 11 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 more than 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!
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