Independent Living Center
Access Independence, Inc.
Who We Are
The nonprofit Access Independence (AI), a Center for Independent Living, provides four basic core services to persons with disabilities: peer mentoring, independent living skills training, information and referral and advocacy. Other services include accessibility services, Medicaid Waiver services, community education
Support groups are organized for individuals with disabilities who share common concerns. Centers for Independent Living, often referred to as "CILs" are non-residential places of action and coalition, where persons with disabilities learn empowerment and develop the skills necessary to make lifestyle choices. Centers provide services and advocacy to promote the leadership, independence, and productivity of people with disabilities. Centers work with both individuals and with the local communities to remove barriers to independence and ensure equality of persons with disabilities.
Services to the community include disability awareness, technical assistance regarding accessibility and legal issues and general disability information. Service is provided in Virginia's Planning District Seven.
Volunteers are needed for clerical tasks, transportation, literacy tutors and general advocacy.
Accessibility Note: A button opens the entrance doors automatically.