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Mountain State Centers for Independent Living

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living (MTSTCIL) is a community-based organization providing advocacy, networking, and resources to people with disabilities and their families. The centers are a place where people with disabilities are free to meet, share, learn and plan lives of greater independence and self reliance.

Cathy Hutchinson

Cathy Hutchinson, a well known disability advocate in West Virginia, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Cathy requested that instead of flowers, please make a donation to Mountain State Centers for Independent Living in remembrance of her work, and the work of her fellow disability advocates, to support people with disabilities.

We are creating a memory page for Cathy that will be on this website. If you have any memories or stories you would like to share, please email them to and be sure to include you full name.

Valentines Gifts Bazaar in Beckley

Save the date. On Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. stop in at the Beckley office. We will have vendors from the Beckley area selling traditional and non-traditional Valentine's Day gifts for your sweety. Mountain State will be selling hot chocolate and other sweet treat gifts. Vendors: space still available, complete and submit the vendor registration form

One stop Valentine's Day shopping. Come join us for a fun time.

Legislative Sessions 2017

Save the dates for these events at the capitol.

Legislative sessions begin in February and go through the beginning of April. Representatives from the Huntington and Beckley offices will be visiting the capitol during sessions to represent people with disabilities. Information will be posted on this site regularly during sessions.

State Plan 2017 to 2019

Final version of State Plan 2017 to 2019.

More About MTSTCIL

MTSTCIL staff provide peer support and offer guidance and encouragement to individuals in making appropriate decisions regarding their day-to-day lives. Visit peer support page.

Advocacy is the core of our organization. We believe that by focusing on advocacy and teaching people with disabilities self-advocacy skills, our vision and mission can be achieved. Visit the Advocacy in Action section.

By raising the community's level of awareness about disabilities, our centers have the unique distinction of being both a resource for individuals and an advocacy organization in the community.

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
Corporate Office
821 Fourth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Voice/TTY: 304-525-3324
Fax: 304-525-3360
Toll free: 866-MTSTCIL (866-687-8245)

Beckley office:
329 Prince Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Voice: 304-255-0122
TDD: 304-255-0122


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