ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc. (ECNV) - Empowering People to Live Independently.

Support Group Services

Currently there are two groups operating at the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc. (ECNV) on a regular basis. Most ECNV groups are open only to center participants however interested consumers are welcome to drop by for an introductory meeting. Contact any staff member at ECNV for further information about the following groups:


ENDependents friendsThe ENDependents is a social group, we meet usually at ECNV, but sometimes at a restaurant, to have fun.

Contact Ruchika Lalwani at ruchikal@ecnv.org to find out what we're doing next.

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TGIF friends enjoying a dinner at a restaurantThe TGIF Group is a chance for local non-disabled and disabled people to relax together after a long week and feel the energy of the Disability Culture (Yes, there IS such a thing!)

Our goal in hosting these get-togethers is to further the mission of ECNV; for individuals with disabilities to improve the quality of their lives, determine their own lifestyles, participate in all aspects of society and secure their human and civil rights.

Sometimes, the greatest barrier is attitude. These get-togethers are an attempt at lowering this barrier by socializing together and creating opportunities to develop friendships in our community that might not otherwise happen!

We meet on the 1st Friday of the month from 6-8pm. The location changes each time.

Contact Ruchika Lalwani at ruchikal@ecnv.org for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you.

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