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Welcome to RICV

 

Three young ladies from Wayfinders at the Self-Advocacy Day 2018

 

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 Opportunity To register, visit our website: www.ricv.org Youth with Disabilities, 14-25 years old Registration Now Open! June 17th to July 12th, 2019. Come discover the diverse range of opportunities that are available within your community  Education/Job Exploration  Life Skills  Recreation  Meet New People For more information please contact Sarah Harris, Youth Empowerment Specialist: 559-221-2330, ext. 116 or sharris@ricv.org YOUth Discovering Opportunity To register, visit our website: www.ricv.org Youth with Disabilities, 14-25 years old Registration Now Open!

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPLICATION

Resources for Independence Central Valley (RICV), located in Fresno California, is seeking an energetic and forward-thinking Executive Director. Visit this page to learn more about this exciting opportunity and how to apply.

Disability and Aging Capitol Action Day – May 23rd

Join RICV  as we participate in the annual Disability and Aging Capitol Action Day in Sacramento, California on Thursday, May 23.

What is DACAD?  Disability and Aging Capitol Action Day is a statewide advocacy event where disability advocates from around the state meet at the state capitol in Sacramento to have their voices heard and show legislators that people with disabilities have power!

RICV will be leaving Fresno at 6:30 a.m. from the RICV office, and return at 7:00 p.m.

The day will include:

  • Disability and Aging  Community Resource Fair
  • Educational Rally at Cesar Chavez Plaza
  • March from Cesar Chavez Plaza to the south steps of the Capitol
  • The opportunity to meet with legislators

Consumers and staff participating in 2018 Disability Capitol Action Day.

MAY 2019 EVENTS! CHECK OUT OUR NEWSLETTER!

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)

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

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