After the September 2019 Mix-n-Mingle, Endependence Center, Incorporated (ECI) will be moving Mix-n-Mingle meetings to every other month.

This event will be for former participants within the last 5 years and current participants of ECI only.

We understand that Mix-n-Mingle is a chance for everyone to come together and socialize, and because of the support and enjoyment, we do not want to cancel it.

There is a need for ECI to expand our individual groups and life skills classes, and because of this, we need to reduce how often we have Mix-n-Mingle meet.

Mix-n-Mingle will be held the following months/dates for the next year:  August 21, 2019 (note date/time change); September 11, 2019; November 13, 2019; January 8, 2020; March 11, 2020; May 13, 2020; July 8, 2020; and September 9, 2020.

The time will also change to 1:00pm – 3:00pm starting in August.

Thank you for your support and understanding.


ECI is excited to announce a new Life-Skills Program, “Road 2 Independence”, to be launched in October 2019. The focus will be helping youth ages 16-22 obtain life skills that will help them transition from post-secondary education to an opportunity that will bring value and growth to them. For information about the During School-Fall Session 2019.  If interested in referring a youth for the full session, complete the ECI Pre-ETS Referral

This project was funded with the support of a grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. For more information review the ECI Pre-ETS Brochure, please contact Nichole Davis at 757-461-8007 or email ndavis@endependence.org.

ECI would like to thank the Hampton Roads Community Foundation for its support and belief in this program and the difference it can make.

“This grant fits perfectly with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s vision of a thriving community with opportunity for all,” says Linda M. Rice, Vice-President for grant making at the community foundation. “We look forward to hearing how individuals successfully transitioned to careers or college with help from resources they connected with through the Endependence Center’s Road 2 Independence program.”