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Welcome to RICV


Representatives from RICV for DACAD 2019.  Mark Oda, Jim Cox, Tommie Tahami and Christopher Anderson.

Welcome to Resources for Independence Central Valley. RICV is one of 28 Centers for Independent Living in California. Our main office is located in Fresno with two additional locations in Visalia and Merced. Our mission is to empower independence! We encourage people with disabilities to be in control of their lives and to live more independently through a diverse range of choices and opportunities. RICV serves Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare Counties.

Resources for Independence Central Valley provides the Core Services of information and referral, independent living skills training, assistive technology training, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, youth transition from high school to adult life, and assisting individuals with transition from nursing homes to independent living in the community.

Summer Youth Program

Day one of Summer Youth Program.  Youth were learning to draw with their eyes shut, and laughing at the results.


Regularly Scheduled Calendar Items

Peer Support Meeting – every first and third Wednesday of the month (1:30pm – 3:30pm)

Disability Advocacy Team – every third Friday of the month (1:30pm-3:30pm)

BE About It! – every third Friday evening of the month (6pm-8pm)

Board Meeting – every fourth Monday of the month (6pm-8pm)

Movie Day – every fourth Thursday of the month (3pm-5pm)

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