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Our Purpose

The Endependence Center, Incorporated (ECI) is a consumer controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential, private, non-profit Center for Independent Living (CIL) operated by and for individuals with disabilities in South Hampton Roads, including the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Isle of Wight County.

ECI provides an array of independent living services to individuals with disabilities and to the community.

Our goal is to prepare individuals and to prepare the community for the full integration of persons with disabilities into society.

Mission Statement

Learn about ECI's vision, and goals here in the South Hampton Roads and surrounding area.

Meet Our Team

Meet our fantastic team of board members and staff here at the Endependence Center Inc.

Annual Reports

We post our fiscal year annual reports publically for ECI, its stakeholders, and the community.

Job Opportunities

Interested in becoming part of our team? Find job available opportunities with ECI.


ECI has a variet of voulenteer opportunities throughout the year. Find out how you can help.


Find directions to our Norfolk location, a Google Directions Link, and a Location Map.
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