Housing Resources for

People with Developmental Disabilities

Information Session for Region 5

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services’ (DBHDS) Division of Developmental Services invites you to attend an information session to learn more about resources available to help people in the Settlement Agreement population access their own home in the community with appropriate supports.

Did you know almost 600 people in the target population receive natural, Medicaid waiver and other supports living in their own home in the community? You can too! Please join us at one of the following information sessions listed below to find out how to make this a reality for you or someone you know. For more information about who is included in the Settlement Agreement Population, see the attached flyer.

April 4, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Link to RSVP (deadline 3/31/2017)


April 13, 2017
6:00pm – 7:45pm
Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Link to RSVP (deadline 4/7/2017)


April 17, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library
111 W. Ocean View Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23503-1608

Link to RSVP (deadline 4/12/2017)



If you need a reasonable accommodation for the sessions hosted in Region 5, please let us know by sending an email to: kimberly.rodgers@dbhds.virginia.gov at least 7 days prior to the session date.



“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.


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.