WVSILC is mandated to develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) which directs how federal funds are spent on Independent Living in West Virginia.
The mission of the WVSILC is to promote the value, equality, full inclusion, and freedom of choice of all West Virginians with disabilities.
We are requesting your financial help to assist us in meeting our goal of creating the best possible workspace for our staff, board, partners, and volunteers. We invite you to share a personal gift or business/corporate contribution to aid in our efforts.
The West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council was established under the 1992 amendments of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which has since been amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014. Council members are appointed by the Governor and include representatives from the West Virginian Independence Network(WIN), the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (WVDRS), and other state agencies that provide services for individuals with disabilities.
A majority of our members are individuals with disabilities who are not employed by a center for independent living or by a state agency. This means that the council is consumer-controlled and directed, in line with the independent living philosophy.
We are preparing to remodel our building located at 6908 MacCorkle Avenue, St. Albans, WV. Bringing our new home up to code will require approximately $400,000. We ask that you consider a personal donation, or a corporate contribution, to assist with our efforts. All gifts are tax-deductible.
As you can see, our largest barrier to overcome in our new building is STAIRS.
Many of our council members, along with our partner’s board, staff, and consumers have physical disabilities and are unable to climb the stairs. An elevator will be needed, which will be our largest expense.
Our goal is to remodel both the first and second floors to create offices, meeting rooms, and housing for people with disabilities. We will also need to repair/replace areas of disrepair, including gutters and the roof. Because we are a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, your contribution is fully tax-deductible.
We truly appreciate your consideration of a generous gift toward our new home! Won’t you give today?
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