The Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living is an advocacy resource center for persons with disabilites and the communities in which they live, not a social service agency. What's the difference? We don't for people; we do a lot with people. We want our consumer to be independent, not dependent on us for their independence. We do all that is possible to ensure that consumers have the skills and information they need to make informed choices and assist communities to better meet the needs of their citizens with disabilities.
Check out what's happening at the Center!
NCIL wants to hear from you about what Independent Living means to you! Share your thoughts here.
New housing trainings coming up in March and April in Martinsburg, Wheeling, and Charleston. Topics include Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities and The Fair Housing Act. Visit www.WVFairHousing.org to register.
Fight! Make a Difference!
The Fair Housing Action Network is recruiting volunteer testers to help fight housing discrimination.
NWVCIL recently was awarded another FHIP grant from the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development. Through this grant award NWVCIL is establishing a testing program. Testing is a legal means used to determine if unequal or discriminatory treatment is taking place. Volunteer testers pose as potential renters or buyers of apartments or homes, and document their experiences. The Fair Housing Action Network’s testing coordinator will then compare the experiences of people searching for housing to determine if discrimination is occurring. We need volunteer testers of all genders, races, colors, religions, national origins, and abilities. If you are interested in combating housing discrimination, please volunteer. Testers will be compensated $50 per completed test.
To make a difference, call:
The Fair Housing Action Network (headquartered at the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living)
Follow Claire and the Fair Housing Initiative on twitter: twitter.com/#!/wvfairhousing
Meet New Friends!
The Center has several group meetings every week! There's computer group, book group, Self-Advocacy Support System, and more! Contact Michelle for more info at
or at 304-296-6091