ECNV Newsletter: September
In this edition, we celebrate our 2018 LEAP award winners and learn more about their goals for the future. We will meet new staff members and their rolls at ECNV. We will also get an overview of Secretary Hargan's visit to ECNV.

Upcoming Events

Live Well In Your OWN Home

Tuesday , October 2 from 6-7:30
Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place
Sterling, VA United States 20164

Living Well In Your OWN Home is an Informative workshop on
understanding options for living in the community and getting support when aging and/or disability occur. Guest Presenters include Ricky Parker of EMC Construction Services, Claire Kelly who is an occupational therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Staff from the Loundoun ENDependence. Topics that will be discussed include tips for altering your home, analysis of the interaction between a person, environment and daily living, and types of in home services available as well as state funding programs that may help pay for home modifications. 
Please RSVP by September 26, 2018 to Tracee Garner ( or call 571-291-9550)
For more information please click on the link below

ECNV's 2018 Annual Winter Gala

Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 pm.
4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

ECNV would like to invite all friends and supporters to our 2018 Annual Winter Gala!
The event is free to attend and sponsorship is appreciated. It will include food, refreshments, live music, and an opportunity for community members to mingle and celebrate the holiday season, so don't miss out!

TO RSVP or sponsor our event please register here , email us at
or call 703-525-3268
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.
Connect4 Social Hour
Friday, September 28 6-8 p.m., ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 305, Arlington VA 22201. This month we are planning on having some special guests from People Animals Love who will bring over the sweetest therapy dogs to help us unwind from the work week! This event is free and we will provide food and refreshments. You MUST rsvp by September 21st to attend. Our Connect4 Social Hour group is for young adults with or without disabilities ages 18 - 39. We hope to see you there!! RSVP to no later than September 21st.

The ENDependence Social Group , Friday, September 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 305, Arlington VA 22201. Join us for food and fun for $5!
To RSVP email or call 703-525-3268

TGIF Social Group will be meeting for dinner at Delhi Dhaba on Friday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203. You are warmly invited to join us! To RSVP email or call 703-525-3268
ECNV Spotlight

By Elizabeth Kumar, ECNV Communications Manager
 The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia would like to congratulate LEAP winners for being selected as this year’s LEAP awards recipients. Each year, The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV), through a grant from the HSC Foundation, provides the LEAP awards to support youth and young adults with disabilities in transitioning to the next step in their lives and careers.
By Elizabeth Kumar, Communications Manager
ECNV would like to welcome Katelyn Johnston who will be working as a travel trainer and independent living skills trainer, Earnst Ilang-Ilang will be working as a Travel Trainer, Peer Mentor, and Independent Living Skills Trainer and Michelle Lingebach who will be working as a Waiver Services Facilitator at LEND for Loudoun County. Please take a moment to learn more interesting facts about our new staff! 

It was an honor to host Acting Secretary Hargan from the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living  and other CIL's in the DMV area in order to educate and learn from one another! A special thanks to our consumers who shared their wonderful stories!

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