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Instruction in Self-Advocacy (ISA) Program

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Group, Outreach, Public Awareness, and Training

Northern WV Center for Independent Living in partnership with The WV Division of Rehabilitation Services will be hosting an Instruction in Self-Advocacy (ISA) Program in the months of June-August of 2019. This program will be completed in four-day periods, from 9am-3pm and held for consumers in and around the areas of Monongalia County, Randolph County, and Gilmer County.

This ISA program will meet the Pre-Employment Transition Service of Instruction in Self Advocacy. Students who participate in these programs will gain the skills necessary to be confident and self-directed self-advocates. NWVCIL will provide high quality instruction in self-advocacy as well as experiential opportunities for students to practice self-advocacy.

Qualifying consumer participants may earn up to $15.00 per hour of participation. For more information please contact Christine Wilcox, Transition Advocate at NWVCIL (304)296-6091 or email

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Open House Forum on Fair Housing

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Outreach, Public Awareness, and Training

Have you experienced any of the following examples of housing discrimination?

  • Being refused the right to rent or buy a house based on your disability, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or familial status (children)
  • A landlord told you a house/apartment was unavailable when it in fact was available and continued to be advertised
  • OR, being refused to have a support or service animal in your house/apartment.

These are just a few of discriminatory behaviors protected under the Fair Housing Act.

To learn more join Marlene Robinson, Regional Fair Housing Specialist, at the Center for Independent Living, 601-3 East Brockway Ave, Morgantown on January 18 beginning at 6 p.m for an Open House Forum.

The Fair Housing Action Network will advocate for fair housing for you.  Call NWVCIL (Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living) at 304-296-6091 to report complaints or become a volunteer.  You can be compensated for your volunteer efforts.

Fair Housing:  It is not an option it is the LAW!

Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing Workshop

Posted in Disability, Public Awareness, and Training

Check out the FREE workshop that will be offered to Deaf and Hard of Hearing community members about SSDI and…

Posted by NWVCIL on Tuesday, March 22, 2016