An “Advocate” is a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy. LiveAbility is a powerful ally in the  fight for equal access and advocates for the self-sufficiency of all Mountaineers living with any type of disability.

LiveAbility understands the needs of of West Virginians struggling for access, equality, fair treatment.  We engage in the public discourse as a voice for Mountaineers living with a disability, and empower these individuals to speak for themselves. If you or someone you love needs help finding or amplifying their voice to speak out for access and equality, contact our Advocacy Specialist today!

Executive Director

Annetta Johnson


(304) 296-6091, Ext. 105


Systems Advocacy may include:

  • Media Campaigns
  • Letter Writing Campaigns
  • Education For Legislators
  • Presence At Community Events

    Advocating For The Individual:

    • Accommodation Requests
    • Discrimination Complaints
    • Educational Advocacy
    • Encouraging Self-Advocacy

    Learn Self-Advocacy:

    • Activate Your Inner Advocate
    • How To Contact Legislators
    • Asking Your City / Town For Help
    • Following Public Policy Changes


    And So Much More

    The team at LiveAbility work to provide custom solutions to all Northern WV residents living with any kind of disability.  Please contact a member of our team to find out which of our Core Services and Programs may be available to help YOU gain independence and control over your life!

    Our Mission

    LiveAbility provides independent living services for people with disabilities for people with all types of disabilities. Our programs provide tools, resources, and supports for integrating people with disabilities fully into their communities to promote equal opportunities, self-determination, and respect through the programs listed below, as well as other activities.

    Our Full List Of Services


    Skills Training

    Info & Referrals

    Peer Support

    Transition Services

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