ECNV Newsletter: February
In this edition, we discuss various career opportunities at ECNV. We explore ECNV's durable medical equipment program and testimonials from consumers who benefited from this program. Mark your calendar for various social, employment and information events for the coming months.

Upcoming Events

When
Sunday, Mar 17, 2019
Where
Wakefield High School Aquatic Center 1325 S. Wakefield Street Arlington, VA 22206 ( map )
Description
We are inviting people of all abilities to join us for this Diveheart Scuba Experience Program!

Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Volunteers please arrive at 10 am

This event is completely free and open to everyone, regardless of ability or familiarity with scuba diving For more information, please contact:
Rosemary Ciotti- rosemary.ciotti@diveheart.org  703-309-8601

  

When: March 7th 12-1:30 pm
Where: ECNV 2300 Clarendon Blvd Suite 250 Arlington, VA 22201
RSVP: elizabethk@ecnv.org

Shelesha Taylor from the DisAbility Law Center of Virginia will do a presentation on self-advocacy in regard to paratransit rights.
The presentations are geared to educate staff, advocates, individuals with disabilities, and community service providers about identifying and addressing issues related to paratransit/curb side transportation. Many of the “frequently asked questions” about paratransit will be answered and discussed and information on how to report violations and barriers to paratransit services will be explained as well.

When: April 18th 12-1:30 pm
Where: ECNV 2300 Clarendon Blvd Suite 250 Arlington, VA 22201
RSVP: elizabethk@ecnv.org

Disability Rights Advocates from the disability Law Center of Virginia will present on issues related to employment and disability. The Center believes that everyone should be employed to their maximum potential and will examine issues such as employment rights under the ADA, reasonable accommodations, and vocational rehabilitation services.
You can RSVP by emailing elizabethk@ecnv.org or calling (703) 525-3268. Please include any accommodation needs & pass along this information to job-hunting consumers.

If you have received any services from the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) or LEND, we’d like your feedback. Your input helps improve the quality of our services and ensures we are meeting your needs.
Social Groups

Connect4 Social Hour (ages 18-39)
When: February 15th 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: Mister Days 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
RSVP: Email Elizabethk@ecnv.org or call 703 -525-3268

TGIF Social Group
When: Friday February 1st, 5:30-7:30 p.m
Where: 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, Virginia 22201 .
RSVP: Email RuchikaL@ecnv.org or call 703-525-3268

The ENDependence Social Group
When: Friday, February 15th ,5:30-7:30pm
Where: Sawatdee Thai Restaurant    2250 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
RSVP : Email RuchikaL@ecnv.org or call 703-525-3268

ECNV Spotlight
By: Elizabeth Kumar, Communications Manager

ECNV is looking for Travel Trainers and Medicaid Service Facilitators. If you or someone you know may be interested,send us your resume. Click here to apply!
By: Elizabeth Kumar, Communications Manager

ECNV provides durable medical equipment to those in need free of charge. We also accept DME donations such as walkers, scooters, manual wheelchairs, hospital beds and much more! This program was started in 2008 by David Burds and Selvin Garcia. This program has helped many of our consumers become more independent.

Below are some testimonials.
Caroline.S " Selvin is great. He delivered a hospital bed to me and now I am more comfortable, sleeping better and more independent. I can sit up a lot easier."
Moe.A "I am grateful to know ECNV because ECNV has provided me with a couple of chairs in the past that I could not afford. I feel that without the chair, I am stuck in the shelter."


Click here to view many of the equipment we have in our inventory.
For more information please contact selving@ecnv.org

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