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OPEN HOUSE for Active Center Participants

The Endependence Center Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) is having an Open House on Monday, August 21st from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (before Movie Monday) to help you fill out the enclosed Annual Participant Satisfaction Survey on Endependence Center Services. 

So come in and fill it out! Someone will be available to help you if you need assistance. If you would like for someone from the CAC committee to call you on the phone and fill it out, please call Rena Lewis at 351-1578 and she will pass your name and number on to a CAC committee member to contact you.

Surveys can also be mailed in, complete while at ECI or completed online at the Endependence Center website www.endependence.org (click on Survey link). 

Virginia Dominion EnergyShare 
Virginia Dominion EnergyShare is offering a limited number of  grants to help people with their electric service. If you have already been assisted by Salvation Army in 2017, you are not eligible to apply. (People over 60 can be assisted twice in 2017 by Salvation Army.) Funds would not be paid to the participant, but will only be credited to their Virginia Power account.  It is on a first come first, serve basis after a completed request is submitted by your ECI Coordinator.  Please contact your ECI Coordinator for more information.

Endependence Center Participants must meet all the following criteria:

  • need financial assistance with energy costs;
  • receive SSI or SSDI;
  • have monthly income below $2,200;
  • have electric bill in their name – there  are some exceptions;
  • the electric service must be at the residence where they are living. It does not pay past due amounts at other addresses or very large past due amounts.

Logo-Are You Prepared? with pictures of various types of disasters (i.e., biohazard, flood, tornado, fire, Red Cross, Bicycle)

Why prepare for a Disaster?

Being ready for a hurricane or other disaster is a part of maintaining your independence. You need to prepare to meet your own needs as a person with a disability. Each person with a disability has to develop a Personalized Emergency Plan that can be implement during a disaster for your survival. When developing your Plan, you need to prepare a Supply Kit and develop a Support Network.