Centers for Independent Living are community-based, cross-disability, non-profit organizations that are designed and operated to advocate for the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society.

We are a non-profit Center for Independent Living, an organization run by and for people with disabilities. Our goal is to help create an accessible community to assist people with disabilities to live independently. We provide advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, information and referral, and services to assist people transitioning in the community (when finishing school or when transitioning out of nursing homes and institutions).

The NRV DRC serves individuals with disabilities in the New River Valley residing in Floyd, Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles counties and the city of Radford. This includes Christiansburg, Blacksburg, McCoy, Fairlawn, Riner, Floyd, and Newport.

Upcoming Events

April 24, 2019
  • GiveBigNRV Campaign
    April 24, 2019  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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April 26, 2019
  • VT Autism Conference
    April 26, 2019  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA
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Peer Support

We would love your help in establishing peer support in our region. Please let us know what you are looking for.

We already have people interested in being part of a new amputee peer group. Please email board@nrvdrc.org or mshelor@nrvdrc.org for more information. Leg and arm amputees welcome.

Affiliated Organizations

DARS Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services
VACIL Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living Logo
NCIL National Council on Independent Living Logo