Southwest: Self-Advocacy Organizations/Groups

Organization/Group

What they do

The Arc of Smyth County
P.O. Box 1495
Marion, VA 24354
(276) 783-6801
Email: N/A
Person of Contact:
Jo Bangle, Office Administrator  arc-smythcounty@smyth.net

The Arc of Smyth County provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to get together for social and recreational activities.
Meetings: N/A
Membership Fees: N/A

The Arc of Greater Roanoke Valley
P.O. Box 13382,
Roanoke, VA 24033-3382
(540) 520-1880
www.arcgrv.org
Person of Contact:
Cole Keister, President TheARCofRoanoke@gmail.com

The Arc of Greater Roanoke Valley provides opportunities for people with and without disabilities to get together.

Appalachian Independence Center
230 Charwood Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210
(276) 628-2979
www.aicadvocates.org
Person of Contact:
N/A

The Appalachian Independence Center offers regional opportunities for people with disabilities to get together for fellowship, to share their experiences, discuss issues, and learn about community services
Bristol Disability Advocacy Group: Community members who are disability advocates in the Bristol area meet the last Thursday of each month from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room at the Bristol office to share experiences and address issues important to them. For more information contact AIC's main office (276) 628-2979 or join the group at their next meeting
Galax Advocacy and Support Group: Community members who are disability advocates meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Galax Public Library to share experiences and address issues important to them. For more information contact AIC's main office (276) 628-2979 or join the group at their next meeting.
Consumer Groups: Disability advocates from Wytheville, Wythe and Bland Counties meet the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the HOPE Center conference room to share their experiences, discuss issues and learn about community services from scheduled speakers. For more information contact AIC's main office (276) 628-2979 or join the group at their next meeting.
Mid-Appalachian Area Activities and Support Group (MAASG): Community members of Washington County with disabilities and their family members meet the second Tuesday of each month to enjoy fellowship, share their experiences and learn about issues of importance to them. For more information contact AIC's Abingdon office (276) 628-2979.

Junction Center for Independent Living
PO Box 408 / 4907 Boone Trail Road
Duffield Virginia
(276) 431-1195 Voice/TTY
Person of Contact: N/A
Email: jcil1@junctioncenter.org

The Junction Center for Independent Living offers opportunities for people with disabilities to get together to identify personal and community needs and solutions to those needs.
Meetings: N/A
Membership Fees: N/A
Transportation: N/A

The Arc of Lenowiseco
2532 4th Avenue East,
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219              
(276) 431-4159
Person of Contact:
Julia F. Lewis, President,  jflewis@frontierhealth.org

The Arc of Lenowiseco provides some opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to get together.

The Arc of New River Valley
P.O. Box 11204,
Blacksburg, VA 24062-1204
(540) 239-4911                 
Person of Contact:
Mac McArthur-Fox, President, 
arcnrv@gmail.com

The Arc of New River Valley advocates for human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities while informing and educating the community about issues affecting people with disabilities and their families. The Arc advocates for full participation in community life and facilitates opportunities for social connections and relationships.