LiveAbility is a unit of the West Virginia Independence Network (WIN), and works with a multitude of Partner Organizations to best serve people in Northern WV
Independent Living Resources
Fair Shake Network
The ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization)
Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
National Council on Independent Living
Resources For Students
College Resources for Students with Disabilities
Resources For Homeowners
Home Modifications Through Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority
Home Modifications: For people in Monongalia and Marion Counties, the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority offers many resources for those wishing to become homeowners and, for people living inside Morgantown, financial assistance with repair and home modifications. Visit them on the web at http://www.fmhousing.com/ or call them at
Resources For Consumers
Home Modifications: For people in Monongalia and Marion Counties, the Fairmont/Morgantown Housing Authority offers many resources for those wishing to become homeowners and, for people living inside Morgantown, financial assistance with repair and home modifications. Visit them on the web at http://www.fmhousing.com/ or call them at 304-363-0860 (Fairmont) or 304-296-2948 (Morgantown).
Durable/Non-Durable Medical Equipment: West Virginia’s Assistive Technology Revolving Loan Fund makes low-interest loans from $500-$5,000 for technology-related devices or services. For more information, please contact the WV DRS at 800-642-8207.
En-Vision America – En-Vision America, Inc. is a company providing high-tech products aimed at solving problems for those with visual impairments. Located in Normal, Illinois, En-Vision America has successfully introduced several voice-enabled products like i.d. mate, the talking bar code reader, and ScripTalk, the talking pharmaceutical reader. Originally founded by Philip C. and David B. Raistrick in 1996, the cornerstone of the company was based upon one single premise: To provide customers with greater independence through technology.
Hearing Aid Assistance: The Starkey Hearing Foundation is a fantastic organization who may be able to help you obtain hearing aids for as little as $125 per ear. There is an application process, and income limits do apply. Visit their website or contact them at 866-354-3254 for more information. Not all Audiologists participate with the Hear Now Program. Please complete your application before contacting a participating organization. If you find another company who participates with the Hear Now Program, please let us know so we may add them to our list. The participating groups we know of are listed here:
WVU Speech Pathology Clinic: (304) 293-6817
Weston Audiology: (304) 517-1401
Peers Offer Support, Strength, and Hope
Peer support services are delivered by individuals who have common life experiences with the people they are serving. Peers have “been there, done that.” People with disabilities – physical or intellectual disabilities, mental health and/or substance abuse issues – have a unique capacity to help each other based on a shared affiliation and a deep understanding of this experience.
LiveAbility will encourage and assist West Virginians living with disabilities to be in control of their own destinies and day-to-day decisions. They will be in control of what is done on their behalf to take a more active role in their own independence to the greatest degree possible for their unique situations.
Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council along with the West Virginia Centers for Independent Living, who make up the West Virginia Independence Network (WIN), will host the third annual Independent Living (IL) Day at the Capitol on...
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