Virginia Disability Organizations
The mission of the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired (“VRCBVI”) is to encourage blind and vision impaired citizens of Virginia to achieve optimum vocational, educational, and social independence, and economic equality.
For 35 years, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia has been exclusively devoted to serving Virginians with brain injury, their families, and those that care for and about them. Our mission is to advance education, awareness, support, treatment, and research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.
Programs and services emphasize inclusion, independence, social skills and positive relationships between all individuals, regardless of their abilities. Ability Center of Virginia delivers programs and services to children and adults with disabilities throughout Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, Virginia’s Eastern Shore and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Currently over 520 families receive programs and services from the organization. Many families with a family member that has a disability do not have the financial resources to pay for the programs but no one is ever turned away.
The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) works to reduce the communication barriers between persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who are hearing, including family members, service providers, and the general public.
DBHDS MISSION & VISION
Vision Statement: A life of possibilities for all Virginians
Mission Statement: Supporting individuals by promoting recovery, self-determination, and wellness in all aspects of life
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia (NAMI Virginia) was created in 1984 to provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families in Virginia affected by mental illness. Along with our community-based affiliates, we provide education, support, information, training, and resources, and engage in systems change policy advocacy. NAMI Virginia is located in Richmond, Virginia, where we are appropriately situated in close proximity to the state legislature.