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About Us

If you want to learn more about the disAbility Resource Center, you’re in the right place. Explore the information below to learn more about the dRC.

Mission & Objectives

The dRC is focused on its mission and objectives, and plays a key role in the community. Learn more here.


Since 1993, the dRC has supported the Fredericksburg community. Explore the organization's history in our area.


The dRC is nothing without an amazing and caring staff to carry out the mission of the dRC. Get to know our staff here.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors volunteer their time and energy to ensure the success of the dRC and all its activities. Meet our board here.

What is the disAbility Resource Center

The dRC, located in Fredericksburg, VA, is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) that serves people with disabilities, their families and caretakers, and community members. CILs are community-based, cross-disability, cross-lifespan, non-profit organizations. CILs are unique in that they operate according to a philosophy of consumer control, wherein the majority of its staff and Board are people with all types of disabilities. The dRC adheres to the philosophy that every individual has the right, the opportunity and the choice to maximize their abilities to live as independently as possible and to participate in the community as fully as they choose.

The dRC serves the city of Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties. Deaf and Hard of Hearing services are provided in some neighboring areas. Contact the dRC for more information.

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What is a Center for Independent Living? (CIL)

Centers for Independent Living, including the dRC, provide the following five core services:  Peer Support, Information and Referral, Individual and Systems Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, and Transition Services (high school to adult life and nursing home back to one’s own home).  CILs also can offer other community supports and services as needed by the locality.

In addition to the five core services, the dRC also offers a durable medical equipment re-use program – the Equipment Connection; health, nutrition, and exercise classes; trainings on a wide variety of topics; independent living and advocacy groups; facilitation of a veterans home modification program and other community support programs; and facilitation for Medicaid Waiver consumer-directed services.

Click here for a printable version of the disAbility Resource Center’s Brochure.