disAbility Resource Center

A nonprofit organization

$3,195 raised by 3 donors

64% complete

$5,000 Goal

The disAbility Resource Center (dRC) believes in, advocates for and works toward community inclusion and purposeful life for people of all disabilities and all ages.  The dRC's mission is to "assist people with disabilities to achieve the highest potential and benefit of independent living by providing them, those who support them and the community with information, education, and resources." Independent living is about having the right to make choices, to make one's own decisions, and to have control over one's life. It is about being included and having the ability to achieve goals and dreams and live like everyone else.

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The dRC is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and is the only organization in the region that serves people with all disabilities of all ages.  Fifty-one percent of the staff and Board are people with disabilities themselves.

Incorporated in 1993, the dRC is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) that assists people with disabilities of all ages to live independently in their community and to promote community inclusion. Independent living does not mean that someone must do everything for themselves. Some people need the assistance of aides, technology, therapies, and/or natural supports (families, friends, neighbors, etc.). But no matter the supports, people with disabilities have a voice and a choice and they should have the independence to make decisions about their lives.  Consumers are always provided free, confidential services determined through the Independent Living Plan developed with staff.    

The dRC and other CILs work toward helping people with disabilities and the community to understand independent living and inclusion in all aspects of life. The dRC has been doing this for the past 27 years and plans to continue to inform, guide, and help people with disabilities and to help the community realize the ABILITIES of individuals with disabilities for many years to come.

What our consumers have said about us

Thank you so much for swiftly, professionally, and completely setting up my CapTel phone with all systems on "Go"!  It is a pleasure to use.  Living without this convenience is scary.  I found that out in the week without it!   I feel safe and connected with CapTel.  You and the friendly, competent people at the Resource Center are angels in disguise.

During a time of financial stress and now an injury, this organization has saved my mother during a hard time. Much appreciated and blessed by their time and donations.  

I am thankful that next week I will be able to move into my new home and start a new life in a place that I can easily get my walker and my groceries in and out of.  There are no stairs!  I feel so blessed and so lucky to have a home that I can live in.  Thank you for all that you've done to help me accomplish this goal.

My mom has dementia and has recently become immobile almost totally.  Good to know that this service is available, saving a lot of expense and will allow me to keep my mother at home.

We want to thank you for offering this valued weekly (nutrition and exercise) class and to commend Mrs. Gratz for her enthusiasm and talent. She is a credit to your staff.  Her dedication and professionalism in hosting the exercise program each week are truly remarkable.  My son Michael looks forward to attending this class each week and benefits greatly from the physical exercise and the interaction with other clients.

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disAbility Resource Center

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Health Community


409 Progress St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401



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