NRV DRC Hosts the Disability Day of Mourning

On Friday, March 1, the NRV DRC held a candlelight vigil to memorialize those who have been murdered by family members or caregivers due to their disability, a crime known as filicide. The event brought in numerous people from the New River Valley, and local media coverage attended to report on the memorial. The afternoon of events included signs, speakers, a reading of names of those who have been murdered, and literature on filicide and how to advocate against it.

Several links to media coverage are below. We wish to thank WSLS10, WFXR, the Roanoke Times, WUVT, National Public Radio, and the Radford News Journal.

WSLS10, WFXR, National Public Radio

Screenshot of Roanoke Times article on Disability Day of Mourning shows Tiffany Allison leading group discussion on topic and a picture of flyers listing people with disabilities who’ve been killed
Roanoke Times, photo credit to Matt Gentry

Artists with PTSD

Report featuring Veteran Artist Felta Virginia, curator of NRV DRC’s Veteran’s Art Show.

Nearly 8-percent of Americans will experience some form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in their life.

from WDBJ7

Independence on a Mission

The New River Valley Disability Resource Center located in Christiansburg opened its doors in June 2016. Once operating as a satellite of the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center in Roanoke, the NRV DRC’s presence focuses on assisting people with disabilities within the four counties of the New River Valley – Floyd, Montgomery, Pulaski and Giles – plus the city of Radford. But “focus” is a deceiving term when considering the work ahead.

The Roanoke Times