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.
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.
February 2019 Calendar of Events
CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion
From the early days of silent films to present day Hollywood blockbusters, this dynamic film takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment over the last 120 years by going behind the scenes to interview celebrities, filmmakers and studio executives. CinemAbility adeptly uses clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to shine a light on how the media impacts society and the effect portrayals have on inclusion.
Thursday, February 28 from 3pm to 5pm in the RICV Conference Room
Regularly Scheduled Calendar Items
Peer Support Meeting – every first and third Wednesday of the month (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
DAT Meeting – every third Friday of the month (1:30pm-3:30pm)
BE About It – every third Friday evening of the month (6pm-8pm)
Join RICV for a FREE Leadership Course starting Tuesday, March 5 in the RICV Conference Room from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Community Leadership Academy governance course prepares people who want to serve in community leadership roles as board, council and committee members serving local government and non-profit organizations.
Please visit our Community Leadership Academy page to complete your application.
For more information, please contact Charity Tokash at (559) 221-2330 ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.