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Olmstead Plan Survey

Posted in Disability, Outreach, and Public Awareness

FYI: The WV Olmstead Council wants all people with disabilities to be able to live, work and socialize in their communities as other people do. The Council’s work is based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upholds the right of people with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting.

As we update our plan, we need your input! How well is the current service system working for people with disabilities? How can we make it better? Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey by December 1st:

Olmstead Survey

For more information about the Olmstead Council, contact Vanessa VanGilder, Olmstead Coordinator, Vanessa.K.VanGilder@wv.gov.

Olmstead Community Forum

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Outreach, and Public Awareness

From the State Olmstead Office:

The West Virginia Olmstead Office will be holding a series of community forums around the state to:

1) Share information about the Olmstead decision and West Virginia’s Olmstead Plan, and;

2) solicit stakeholder input and feedback for updating the goals, objectives and action steps of West Virginia’s Olmstead Plan.

The forums have been scheduled and they are:

September 25, 2:00 and 5:00 – Huntington – Mountain State Center for Independent Living Office

October 1, 2:00 and 5:00 – Beckley – Mountain State Center for Independent Living Office

October 16, 2:00 and 6:00 – Parkersburg – Judge Black Annex

October 24, 2:00 and 6:00 – Fairmont – Colasessano’s Restaurant

Further information can be found on the appropriate community announcement flyer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.


Vanessa K. VanGilder, Olmstead Coordinator
Olmstead Office, Office of the Inspector General
State Capitol Complex
Building 6, Room 817-B
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: 304 558-3287
Toll Free: 866 761-4628
Fax: 304 558-1992

Health Right/NWVCIL Community Picnic

Posted in Outreach, and Public Awareness

The Friendship House and NWVCIL invite you to attend our annual Community Picnic! Everyone welcome!

Friday, September 21st from 11 AM - 3 PM at Marilla Park Pavilion. Please call (304) 296-6091 for more information.

As an added bonus, there's now a bus route that passes by the pavilion! Please see http://www.busride.org/Maps-Schedules/Routes/8-Brookhaven for more information regarding that route.


The Friendship House and NWVCIL invite you to attend our annual Community Picnic! Everyone welcome!
Friday, September 21st from 11 AM – 3 PM at Marilla Park Pavilion. Please call (304) 296-6091 for more information.
As an added bonus, there’s now a bus route that passes by the pavilion! Please see http://www.busride.org/Maps-Schedules/Routes/8-Brookhaven for more information regarding that route.