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The WV Centers for Independent Living are urging the WV Legislature to continue to support basic independent living services that are critical to the lives of the over 400,000 individuals with disabilities in West Virginia. We are requesting the WV Legislature restore the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services' Independent Living Services budget in the amount of $500,000.
The purpose of the Community Living Services Program (CLSP) is to ensure that West Virginians with disabilities have access to the resources and supports they need to live self-determined, independent lives in their own homes and communities. Services provided through the CLSP include:
While the CSLP is statewide, only 4.25 FTEs are available to provide services leaving most counties underserved.
IL services enable West Virginians with disabilities to return to or remain in their own homes and communities and are critical to West Virginia's compliance with the most integrated setting provision set forth in Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Olmstead Decision. IL services are also a critical component for the implementation of the West Virginia Olmstead Plan.
For more information contact Brenda Goodfellow, WVCIL Coordinator at 304-652-2116 or email@example.com.
Pursuant to the WV Independent Living Act of 2001, funding for independent living services is governed by the State Plan for Independent Living and is monitored by the WV Statewide Independent Living Council.