The West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council along with the West Virginia Centers for Independent Living hosts the annual Independent Living (IL) Day at the Capitol. This event celebrates Independent Living programs, highlighting unmet needs, and promotes the services of the WV Independence Network (WIN).
The WIN empowers West Virginians living with disabilities through advocacy, skills training, information & referral, transition services, and peer support. The WIN centers provide resources that allow disabled West Virginians to make choices for their lives and advocate for their needs.
Share your story with legislators, advocate for independent living, and support people with disabilities. This day of educating and advocacy brings together WIN center’s staff, disability advocates, and individuals with disabilities from across the state.
Check our Event Calendar for the next Independent Living (IL) Day at the Capitol and join us!
A two-day event hosted by the Fair Shake network, that on day one, provides training on the legislative process and tips on how to approach Legislators. With this information you'll be ready to educate policy makers on the issues that are important to promoting Independent Living.
Day two is a trip to the Capitol for a Rally and an opportunity to visit your representative about your concerns on current issues. While you are there you can also visit the vendors that support the Independent Living Philosophy.
This two-day event is held every January, so check our Event Calendar and join us!
Another event hosted by the Fair Shake Network and by far the most anticipated day at the Capitol. This popular event draws a very large crowd. You'll find your representatives socializing with advocates and enjoying the ice cream. This is a great opportunity to meet the policy makers of our state.
Check our Event Calendar for the next Ice Cream Social and join us!
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