Learn more about services and resources available in our community to help students with disabilities make the transition to adult living when they leave school. Also, learn about skills that can be taught to help make this transition to community living as smooth and successful as possible.

This webinar series is intended for students with disabilities, their parents, or any other persons interested in learning more about the topics to be discussed. Webinars will be at the Endependence Center.  All the dates are on Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:00am:

5/4/17 – Advocacy

5/11/17 – Transition

5/18/17 – Housing

5/25/17 – Social Security

Contact Cheryl Ward @ 351-1585 or cward@endependence.org for information or to request accommodations. All webinars are open to people with disabilities, their families, and other advocates.


“Office Hours” is a program sponsored by the disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dLCV). A dLCV advocate or attorney will be at the Endependence Center on May 18th to talk to you, by appointment, about issues related to discrimination as it relates to your disability.

Assistance can be provided in the following areas: Denial of SSI &/or SSDI benefits; overpayment of SSI or SSDI benefits related to working; denial of educational supports or services; questions or concerns about your services from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services or the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired; denials of Medicaid services including waiver service denials; questions or concerns about power of attorney or advance directive issues; and Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility; or accommodation issues.

dLCV will not talk about the following areas: family law; custody issues; personal injury issues; and medical malpractice issues.

Appointments should be scheduled. “Office Hours” will be from 11am to 3pm on May 18. To schedule an appointment, please contact Rena Lewis, 351-1578 or rlewis@endependence.org

NOTE:  dLCV is at ECI every other month.


Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) will distribute applications for current participants in their Housing Choice Voucher Program, current residents in their Low-Income Affordable Housing Program, and current applicants on their waiting lists for both programs for the Project Based Voucher Program (PBV) for Church Street Station apartments (for single individuals only) and the Banks of Berkley apartments.

If you are a current participant, resident, or applicant and would like to receive a project based voucher application for the above sites, visit their website at www.nrha.us.

NRHA will also provide applications to their partnering agencies: Community Services Board, Endependence Center, Hope House Foundation, Norfolk Division of Social Services, Eggleston Services, Access Aids, and the Office to End Homelessness.

Hand delivered, faxed, federal express, or certified mailed applications will not be accepted. NRHA will accept a fax as a reasonable accommodation from a person with a disability. For further questions, please call (757) 624-8615.

All applications must be mailed to: NRHA, Attention: Occupancy Department, PO Box 968, Norfolk, VA 23501. All applications must be received before or postmarked by May 12, 2017. Any applications received or postmarked after May 12th will be ineligible for the PBV Program.