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Independent Living

Appalachian Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Charleston, WV

The Appalachian Center for Independent Living promotes the interdependence, productivity, and quality of life of individuals with disabilities through empowerment, integration, and inclusion.

Headed2 Career Simulator for West Virginia
(previously Strategic Compass)
Includes Self-Assessments, Job Exploration, and How to Budget Your Life

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
Huntington, WV
Beckley, WV

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living (MTSTCIL) is a community-based organization providing advocacy, networking, and resources to people with disabilities and their families. The centers are a place where people with disabilities are free to meet, share, learn and plan lives of greater independence and self reliance.

Northern WV Center for Independent Living
Morgantown, WV
Elkins, WV

The Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living is an advocacy resource center for persons with disabilities and the communities in which they live.

The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley
Parkersburg, WV

The ARC serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by assisting, encouraging, and empowering them to live, work, learn, worship, and play in their community.

The Arc of the Three Rivers
Charleston, WV

The Arc of the Three Rivers, Inc. is a behavioral health organization that serves children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD).

The ARC of West Virginia
Services, information, resources and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families

West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Morgantown: 304-293-4692
Charleston: 304-720-3200

The mission of the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities is to improve the lives of West Virginians with disabilities by supporting more diverse, inclusive communities. As a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, it is part of a national network of similar centers and serves as a resource to the community in the areas of education, research and service as it relates to the needs of people with disabilities.

WV Developmental Disabilities Council
Charleston, WV

The Council’s mission is to assure that West Virginia citizens with developmental disabilities receive the services, supports, and other forms of assistance they need to exercise self-determination and achieve independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in the community.

WV Olmstead Council
Charleston, WV
Coordinator: Carissa Davis

The mission of the Council is to develop and monitor the implementation of a plan to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities to live, learn, work and participate in the most integrated setting in the community of their choice through West Virginia’s compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

WV Statewide Independent Living Council
Institute, WV

The mission of WVSILC 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.

WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Charleston, WV

The Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities provides leadership, facilitation, technical assistance and funding to support children and adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities.