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Welcome to RICV

RICV needs your help in reaching our fundraising goal!

Resources for Independence, Central Valley will be moving to a new location by January, 2020. Our new address will be:

3636 N. First Street, Ste. 101
Fresno, CA 93726

This location will allow us to expand independent living skills and community engagement, among many other services, to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to live independently. RICV needs your help to raise funds!

For every $20 donated from September 3 to the date of the Open House, your name will be put into a drawing!

To donate, please click the yellow donation button on the left hand side.

Thank you for your support

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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.

Youth Discovering Opportunities

During the Summer of 2019, about a dozen intrepid individuals embarked on a journey of self-discovery, and learning real world things, like Voting, Dressing for Success, soap making and other activities.  They wrapped up this program with a graduation attended by Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula and other dignitaries, and what they gained were new friends and new skills.

The Summer of 2019 class of Youth Discovering Opportunities as they met with with County of Fresno Voters office.

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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