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.
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)